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States with highest child vaccination rates


Vaccines have made huge inroads over recent decades – dramatically shrinking the numbers of people affected by potentially deadly diseases such as measles, whooping cough, influenza and polio. But an additional 1.5 million deaths could be prevented across the globe if more people were immunized, says the World Health Organization. …

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Check out Antarctica's growing ice shelf crack from space


Satellites are bearing witnesses to a massive, steadily growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. Ice shelves are extremely vulnerable to climate change. Two other portions — known as the Larsen-A and Larsen-B ice shelves — already collapsed in 1995 and 2002, respectively.  Using images captured by their satellites, European …

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Maine police, social media help return lost goats


BELFAST, Maine —  Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman’s garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick …

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Macron and Le Pen advance to French presidential runoff


PARIS — French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are advancing to the presidential runoff, after major opponents conceded defeat.  For the first time in modern French history, no mainstream party candidate is advancing, upending the country’s political system. Voters will choose May 7 between Macron, a …

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Kasich: Political parties are "on their way out"


WASHINGTON — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that political parties are “on their way out.”  He said that his state is “more united” than it once was — and that there’s a reason for that.  “You know why?” Kasich said. “Because I’m not playing that stupid political game. And …

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