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NYC Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Some Amid Measles Outbreak

NEW YORK — New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what ...
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US Homeless Count up Slightly, but Declines in Key Cities

A federal report released Monday provides a possible glimmer of hope for the homeless crisis that has gripped many cities up and down the West Coast. The number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of the homelessness...

Walters: Opioids Deadlier Than Guns in California

Abuse of opioids is a national epidemic, and California is no exception. CALmatters columnist Dan Walters writes in his Oct. 15 column: "Last year, California doctors and dentists wrote 23.7 million prescriptions for opioids, supposedly to relieve their ...