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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, left, calls on lawmakers to approve his measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state lawmaker have agreed to limit the role of public health officials in approving doctors' vaccine decisions. But the health officials will increase their oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions. Pan announced the changes Tuesday, June 18 after Newsom said he had doubts about giving state public health officials instead of local doctors the authority to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Correction: California-Vaccination Legislation storyCorrection: California-Vaccination Legislation story
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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis speaks during a news conference about hurricane preparedness, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility in Miami. Patronis said that the best form of safety was preparedness. His office has launched a new initiative, PrepareFL, which includes information on disaster preparedness, as well as rebuilding life after a hurricane. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Good dog! Florida K-9 unit ready for busy hurricane seasonFlorida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season
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Police chief: Player was laughing and joking, then collapsedA Louisiana high school sophomore collapsed while joking with teammates after football practice, and died less than an hour later
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EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks during a media availability at the Environmental Protection Agency, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Washington. Wheeler signed a repeal of one of the Obama era's two biggest climate change initiatives, the Clean Power Plan, and adopting an alternative plan that would loosen regulations on the plants. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plantsThe Trump administration has ordered a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants
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US beekeepers report their worst winter yet for honeybees, losing nearly 38% of colonies.;
Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yetUS beekeepers report their worst winter yet for honeybees, losing nearly 38% of colonies
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This undated photo made available by the Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Igor Karlukov of Palatine, Ill. Karlukov was convinced an evil spirit had taken control of his ex-girlfriend in 2014 and that he needed to eradicate it before his soul was stolen. The troubled 35-year-old was arrested for forcing his way into her apartment and brought to Lake County Jail, just north of Chicago. Karlukov fashioned a makeshift noose out of a mesh laundry bag and fatally hanged himself from a heating vent. (Lake County Sheriff's Office/Daily Herald via AP)
Some of the stories behind those involved in jail suicidesA Marine with PTSD, a schizophrenic father, a granddad struggling with depression: They are just some of the many who've taken their lives after being jailed for various infractions, a problem experts say is preventable with more training and safeguards
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FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Veronica Aguilar.  A preliminary hearing is underway this week of June 17, 2019,  in the case of Aguilar, a Los Angeles mother accused of keeping her special-needs son locked in a closet, ultimately causing his death.   (Los Angeles Police Department via AP, File)
LA mom accused in death of special-needs son kept in closetPolice say a Los Angeles mother kept her 10-year-old, special-needs son locked in a closet and so underfed that he was a shocking 34 pounds when he died
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 photo, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Eric Pfeifer speaks inside the autopsy room at the state medical examiner's new office in Oklahoma City.  Pfeifer shared the tragic details of the opioid-related deaths of about three dozen Oklahomans during testimony in the state’s lawsuit that alleges drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and some of its subsidiaries contributed to the opioid epidemic. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)
Oklahoma medical examiner testifies in state opioid lawsuitOklahoma's medical examiner has provided tragic details of opioid-related deaths during testimony in the state's lawsuit that alleges drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson contributed to the opioid epidemic
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