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8 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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California city sees spike in whooping cough cases

A Southern California city has seen a spike in reported whooping cough cases so far this year, with the number of infections nearly tripling compared to all of last year, possibly due to a less potent vaccine or lower vaccination rates, officials said on Wednesday. Some 43 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, have been documented since January in Long ...

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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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FBI assisting probe of suburban NY 'swatting' call

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A phenomenon where pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response is being used by video gamers in a twisted competition where their success is based on the level of that response, a suburban New York police commissioner said Wednesday. A caller using Skype contacted the Long Beach police on Tuesday afternoon, ...

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13 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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FBI joining probe of suburban NY 'swatting' call

Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney says more than 60 heavily armed officers went to a home on Tuesday. Police say the caller may have been upset while playing an online video game against a teenage opponent at the house.

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APR 21, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

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Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

Stanford's acceptance rate was just 5% this year as other prestigious colleges and universities see rise in number of applicants. Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she ...

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APR 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Razor Clam Festival weekend at Long Beach

(AP) — Long Beach has revived the historic Razor Clam Festival this weekend to celebrate digging, cooking and eating the popular bivalve. Another big, newer stainless steel pan will be used this weekend by students from the Ilwaco High School Culinary Arts class.

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