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18 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions

If the bill passes, Oregon would join Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states allowing exemptions solely for medical reasons, and no longer for religious, philosophical or personal reasons. Last year, Oregon put into effect a law requiring parents with kindergartners to consult with a health professional or watch a one-hour educational video before shots are waived. "People can ...

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22 HOURS AGO - Christian Science Monitor

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Virginia to compensate victims of state's forced sterilization program (+video)

Virginia lawmakers have passed a measure in which those who were forcibly sterilized are to be awarded $25,000 each. Many view the measure as formal recognition of the injustice inherent in the program.

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FEB 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Activists count homeless before seeking to end homelessness

(AP) — In the woods behind a large business on Hartford Turnpike in Waterford, six volunteers found signs of camp: a trail of packed-down snow from footprints, a small bridge built over a brook, a baby stroller and a shopping cart. Volunteers also conducted a count of the emergency shelters, transitional housing programs and supportive housing programs in the areas. ...

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FEB 27, 2015 - Christian Science Monitor

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Virginia moves to compensate victims of state's forced sterilization program

Virginia lawmakers have passed a measure in which those who were forcibly sterilized are to be awarded $25,000 each. Many view the measure as formal recognition of the injustice inherent in the program.

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FEB 27, 2015 - Roll Call

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Maryland, Virginia Members Disagree on Atlantic Oil Drilling

The Obama administration's recent proposal to lease oil and gas drilling in a swath of the Atlantic Ocean generated the expected mix of cheers and jeers on Capitol Hill, but local reaction was mostly divided along state borders rather than party affiliations.

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