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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the Academy Awards.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to removes parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles, although medical and religious exemptions will remain.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered more sleep and fewer nighttime interruptions for county jail inmates in one San Francisco Bay Area county after a group of inmates sued, saying lack of sleep amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.

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Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting access to cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where an intensive care doctor is accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is settling three resulting wrongful-death cases, while 24 more lawsuits are pending.

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There are certain small skills that make life better and easier. I'm well aware that many of them take place outside of the kitchen, and I probably don't know as many of those as I should. I'm of no use if you have a flat tire or need to calculate the circumference of something or want to fi…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted contributing to.

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Chicago's top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor's desk.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks.

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 22, 2019--BlueNalu, with a mission to provide a wide array of sustainable seafood products to consumers around the world via their cellular aquaculture process, announced today the move to a larger research facility that will allow the company to complete thei…

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MOSCOW (AP) — The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view of what kind of leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy will be.