Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Measles outbreak reignites vaccine debate

Science | More than 50 people sickened in a Washington county with lower-than-average vaccination rates
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/07/19, 03:05 pm

Health officials in Washington state are trying to contain a measles outbreak that grew this week to more than 50 confirmed cases. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency in late January, as an average of one new case daily was reported since the first patient tied to the outbreak sought medical care on Dec. 31.

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Serious problems, tragic solutions

Sexuality | Critics denounce harmful interventions for at-risk transgender youth
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/01/19, 02:26 pm

Almost 2 percent of high school students identify as transgender, and they experience violence, use substances, attempt suicide, and engage in risky sex significantly more often than other students, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. The study used the biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a school-based polling of students in grades nine through 12.

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FBI: No motive found in Vegas attack

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/30/19, 11:34 am

The FBI concluded its 16-month investigation into the 2017 Las Vegas massacre on Tuesday, saying it found no specific motive behind the shooting that killed 58 people. On Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock fired more than 1,000 bullets in 11 minutes from a 32nd-floor hotel suite into a crowd of 22,000 country music fans at an outdoor festival. More than 400 people were shot but survived, and hundreds more were injured in the panicking crowd. Paddock, who acted alone, fatally shot himself as police closed in on him in his Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino suite.

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