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Maryland Firm Rolls Out H1N1 Vaccine

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A bio-tech firm in Gaithersburg, Maryland is the first of four drug-makers to roll out an H1N1 vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration. MedImmune got FDA approval of its seasonal flu vaccine, FluMist, in 2003. It began developing an H1N1 vaccine in April.

Unlike the other vaccines being manufactured, MedImmune's contains a live, weakened form of the virus... sprayed into the nose. MedImmune has produced 40-million doses so far. The first batches should be available the first week of October.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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