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Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

A map from the World Health Organization reveals something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.
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Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax-cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.
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Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.
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Officials Predict More Measles Cases After 5 Babies Are Diagnosed In Illinois

Because the Chicago-area patients are all under a year old, they can't be vaccinated. Saying that more cases are likely, a Cook County health official warns, "The cat is out of the bag."
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College Students Warned Of Missing Snake

Staff and students at Castleston State College in Vermont were emailed this week about a missing Brazilian rainbow boa constrictor. But don't worry, the email said, the snake only eats mice.
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Researchers Probe Horrors Behind Deaths At Florida School For Boys

After 3 years of work at a now closed Florida reform school, researchers have found new evidence of violent abuse and unreported deaths. They have identified more sets of remains in unmarked graves.
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Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.
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Economists Expect Data To Show A Pullback In Job Creation

The energy sector has started laying off workers as oil prices drop. Analysts will sift through the government's monthly employment report to see what affect that's having on U.S. job creation.
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Ala. Chief Justice Stirs Controversy Before Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

On Monday, Alabama is set to join more than three dozen states with gay marriage. But the state's chief justice tells probate judges they're not bound to follow a federal court's order.
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Federally Regulated Banks Begin To Work With States' Pot Businesses

For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?

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