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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter, Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul-searching, she decided vaccination was best.
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6 Killed When N.Y. Commuter Train Hits SUV

Twelve more passengers were injured in the accident 15 miles north of New York City. It's the second major accident in 15 months for the Metro-North rail line, which serves 280,000 passengers a day.
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White Potato Redux: Experts Say Spuds Are Not Nutritional Duds

An expert panel says white potatoes "contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber" to diets. Reversing an earlier position, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program.
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Science Of Vaccines Is Settled — But Politics Are More Complicated

Should kids get the measles vaccine or should parents be given a choice? Potential 2016 presidential candidates weigh in, and their views are all over the place.
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EPA Push For Massive Munitions Burn Ignites Opposition In Louisiana

Bayou State residents are upset about the health risks of EPA's plan, while government leaders are running against the clock to dispose of the unsafe and deteriorating artillery propellant.
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Looking For Even Cheaper Gas? Go Generic At An Indie Station

The prices that gas stations charge for fuel can vary widely. Smaller, independent stations are able to sell the cheapest gas because they undercut competitors by buying unbranded gasoline.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Has A Ted Cruz Problem

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow to make the Senate work like it used to will face a big test this month, but Sen. Ted Cruz has placed him in a dilemma.
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House Votes To Repeal Affordable Care Act

The vote was 239-186. The bill would repeal the health care law and direct panels to come up with a replacement. The measure, which is unlikely to pass the Senate, faces a presidential veto threat.
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Lots Of Confusion Over Teacher Firings At Howard University Middle School

Parents and students say the teachers were fired for teaching black history. The NAACP says otherwise.
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Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying Across The Border

Law enforcement in Nebraska towns near the Colorado border are reporting a jump in pot-related offenses. Legalization next door, they say, is creating burdensome consequences they never asked for.

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