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Major measles outbreak strikes anti-vaxxer stronghold in Washington state

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A major measles outbreak has struck a county in Washington state where vaccination rates of children have been plummeting.

Local news station KATU reports that health officials in Clark County this week announced there have now been 22 confirmed cases of measles — including 19 cases in which the infected children were not vaccinated.

KATU says that publicly available health statistics show that vaccination rates have experienced a massive drop over the past thirteen years.

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“More than 91.4 percent of all kindergartners had completed all their immunizations in the 2004-2005 school year,” KATU reports. “That number fell to 76.5 percent in the 2017-2018 school year. For measles, the number of vaccinated kindergartners fell from 96.4 percent to 84.5 percent over that same time period.”

Dr. Jason Hanley, the Emergency Department Medical Director at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, said it’s been “an interesting week” at his facility because measles is normally “a relatively rare disease.”

PeaceHealth has also been advising children who have not been vaccinated for measles to not enter into its facility.


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One of the 2 articles of impeachment against Trump points the way to disqualify him from running for president again

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If President Donald Trump were to be acquitted on articles on impeachment in a U.S. Senate trial and win reelection in 2020, he would be the first president in United States history to be impeached in the House yet win a second term. That’s one possible scenario, depending on what happens in a likely Senate trial and the 2020 presidential election. But journalist Lauren Frias, in an article for Business Insider, describes another scenario: Trump is removed from office by the Senate yet runs for president again anyway.

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Trump pretends he was in the military during White House reception

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President Donald Trump held a White House Hanukkah party a few weeks before the Jewish holiday and during the event, he seemed to be claiming he served in the military when he didn't.

"Like we used to say in the military, make a path,” Trump said.

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Trump not only never served in the military he actively dodged the draft, getting a pass due to alleged bone spurs in his feet. It's unknown if Trump actually has bone spurs, but such a condition doesn't disappear.

Bob Kerrey, a former Nebraska Senator and SEAL officer in the U.S. Navy went after the president in March demanding to see proof of the bone spurs.

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America shocked Louie Gohmert outed suspected whistleblower during hearing

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) named the latest person that right-wing media believes is the White House whistleblower during Wednesday's impeachment proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee.

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People were shocked by Gohmert's speech. People suggested the Texas Republican should be referred to the House Ethics Committee for investigation and/or be censured and/or expelled from the House of Representatives.

Here's some of what people were saying:

Cut his mic, escort him the hearing, strip him of all committees....then make him sit a Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan's lunch table!

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