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Illinois expands abortion rights amid stringent bans across the US

The Illinois State Senate passed sweeping abortion protections late Friday, which will most likely be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat. The Senate voted 34-20 for the bill to remove restrictions on certain late-term abortions and criminal penalties on physicians who perform the procedures. The Reproductive Health Act, introduced by Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy,… Read More »

Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak

“It is exquisitely contagious,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, director of the county health department. “You can be in a room where somebody with measles had left two hours earlier and still get the disease.” Clark County, just across the Columbia River from Portland, is in the middle of a measles outbreak, and Washington’s governor has… Read More »