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JMU Latest Virginia School To Report Mumps Case

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Officials at James Madison University say one student has been treated for the mumps. JMU is the latest school in Virginia to report a case of the contagious viral infection, according to the Associated Press.

Officials are advising students to take precautions and to stay home if they are sick to avoid spreading the illness.

The University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth issued similar advisories last month after several cases of the mumps were confirmed on their campuses.

Central Shenandoah Health District director Dr. Doug Larsen tells The Daily News-Record that the virus thrives on college and university campuses due to the large number of people who live in close quarters or share items like drinks and lip balm.

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O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
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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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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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