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Anti-vax exodus

Vaccinations | As New York ends its religious exemption for vaccines, some parents turn to homeschooling
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/11/19, 03:06 pm

A New York moment: 

I wrote back in April about the measles outbreak in New York, and I’m still getting long emails from readers about that piece. People feel more passionately about vaccines than about most other issues I’ve written about! The drama here in New York continues to unfold. 

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Migrating capitals

International | Indonesia joins several other nations in moving their seats of government to new cities
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/03/19, 04:06 pm

The Indonesian government last week said it will build a new capital city from the ground up to alleviate pollution, traffic, and environmental hazards in its current capital, Jakarta.

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Mumps spreads in migrant detention centers

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/30/19, 11:53 am

Immigrant detention facilities have struggled with an outbreak of mumps affecting nearly 900 detainees in the past year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday the highly contagious but usually nonfatal virus was present at 57 detention centers in 19 states. Eighty percent of those infected contracted the disease while in U.S. custody.

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