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Measles outbreak raises urgency for immunizations

On May 26, an individual returned to the U.S. from the Pacific Islands carrying the measles. That isolated case soon spread and now public health officials in the region are investigating eight confirmed cases of measles in south King County and a single case of a second infected child in Pierce County.

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States resist food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Using a wrinkle in federal law, at least seven states and the District of Columbia are blocking as much as $1.2 billion in food stamp cuts, preserving federal benefits for millions of people who otherwise would have had them cut by about $90 each month.