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Centers For Disease Control Says Flu Epidemic Worsening Across Country
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California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.

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Supreme Court EPA Emissions
FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

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Brother and sister start a fight with each other
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Sibling punches aren’t only assaults US kids face, says survey

Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a big government-funded survey found.

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STDs are on the rise (GeorgeRudy, ThinkSTock)
STDs are on the rise (GeorgeRudy, ThinkSTock)
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STDs on the rise in NJ – Are dating apps to blame?

States across the U.S., including New Jersey, are seeing the number of reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) rise.

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Vaccinations
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California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

California's Assembly on Thursday approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated, clearing one of its last major legislative obstacles before the measure heads to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act hold up signs as the opinion for health care is reported outside of the Supreme Court in Washington
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act hold up signs as the opinion for health care is reported outside of the Supreme Court in Washington (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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More than 170K can keep health care subsidies in New Jersey

TRENTON (AP) — More than 170,000 New Jersey residents can keep subsidies to pay for health insurance after the Supreme Court's decision to uphold federally funded tax credits.

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A McDonald's sign
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Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda says McDonald’s

NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.

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Hands Grabbing For Beers
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Underage drinking parties – Program seeks to warn parents

A national program, being highlighted in Morris County, emphasizes the consequences for parents and adults who host underage drinking parties.

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Medical Marijuana
FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses, says study

Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits.

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A new bill could make paid sick time mandatory in New Jersey. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
A new bill could make paid sick time mandatory in New Jersey. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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Bill could make paid sick leave mandatory in New Jersey

Should paid sick leave be mandatory in New Jersey? The state Senate Labor Committee has released a bill that would require all employers to offer a certain number of paid sick days to workers, depending on the size of the company.

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