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Connecticut is 6th state to end religious vaccine exemption

Connecticut is 6th state to end religious vaccine exemption

Connecticut will no longer allow a religious exemption from childhood immunization requirements for schools, colleges and day care facilities, becoming the sixth state to end that policy. The legislation was signed into law Wednesday by Gov.

Bones dating back to ice age found in Las Vegas backyard

LAS VEGAS — A couple in Las Vegas said they will have to wait to continue building their pool after construction crews unearthed a set of bones dating back to Earth's most recent ice age.
Britney Spears set to speak in court on her conservatorship

Britney Spears set to speak in court on her conservatorship

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears has asked to address the court to talk about the conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for 13 years, her attorney said Tuesday, and a judge scheduled a June date to hear from her.
Wary Supreme Court weighs student's Snapchat profanity case

Wary Supreme Court weighs student's Snapchat profanity case

WASHINGTON — A wary Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether public schools can discipline students for things they say off campus, worrying about overly restricting speech on the one hand and leaving educators powerless to deal with bullying on th

US, UK, Barbadian authors up for Women's Prize for fiction

LONDON — Novels that explore forgotten and neglected communities in Britain, the U.S. and the Caribbean were named finalists on Wednesday for the 30,000 pound ($42,000) Women’s Prize for fiction.
'1619 Project' writer to join UNC journalism school faculty

'1619 Project' writer to join UNC journalism school faculty

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s journalism school in July as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism.
Girl Scout cookies take flight in Virginia drone deliveries

Girl Scout cookies take flight in Virginia drone deliveries

Missing out on Thin Mints in the pandemic? A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver Girl Scout cookies to people's doorsteps in a Virginia community.

Audio publisher withdraws edition of new Philip Roth bio

NEW YORK — The audiobook publisher of a new Philip Roth biography is pulling the release, following W.W.
Astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot, dead of cancer

Astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot, dead of cancer

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic first steps on the lunar surface, died Wednesday. He was 90. Collins died of cancer in Naples, Florida.

Al Schmitt, Grammy winning engineer and producer, dead at 91

NEW YORK — Twenty-time Grammy winner Al Schmitt, whose extraordinary career as a recording engineer and producer included albums by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and many other of the top performers of the past 60 years, has died at age 91.