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Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries

NEW YORK (AP) — They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015

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APNewsbreak: Police foil plot to kill people at mall

TORONTO (AP) — A senior police official said that police foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall and killing as many people as they could before committing suicide on Valentine's Day in Halifax.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015

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Gunmen kill driver, wound polio worker in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen killed a driver and wounded a polio worker Saturday in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan as another vaccination team went missing ahead of a nationwide vaccination drive, authorities said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015

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AP Exclusive: High civilian death toll in Gaza house strikes

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The youngest to die was a 4-day-old girl, the oldest a 92-year-old man.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Anti-psychotic medication in home of suspect in 'American Sniper' trial

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey and anti-psychotic medication while searching the home of the former Marine charged with killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, a Texas Ranger testified Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Exasperated New Englanders brace for another major snowstorm

BOSTON (AP) — Exasperated New Englanders still digging out from three major storms that left 6 feet or more of snow in many areas are bracing for what's expected to be another punishing blast of winter this weekend.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to make permanent an expired tax break designed to help small businesses invest in equipment and property, defying a veto threat by the White House.

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Taliban hit Shiite mosque in Pakistan, killing 20

 

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban militants stormed a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 20 people in a wave of gunfire and explosions before the siege ended, officials said.

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