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New York City declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations

New York City declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinationsMayor Bill de Blasio says the city has "the power to do this."



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Baltimore mayor refuses to step down over children's book scandal despite pressure from city council

Baltimore mayor refuses to step down over children's book scandal despite pressure from city councilBaltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is refusing to resign over a scandal surrounding children’s books she authored despite a unanimous call from the city council for her to step down.



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UPDATE 1-Baltimore city council urges mayor to resign amid probe into $500,000 book payment

UPDATE 1-Baltimore city council urges mayor to resign amid probe into $  500,000 book paymentPugh, a 69-year-old Democrat first elected in 2016, last week said she would take an indefinite leave of absence for health reasons after the Baltimore Sun revealed the deal with the University of Maryland Medical System. “The entire membership of the Baltimore City Council believes that it is not in the best interest of the city of Baltimore for you to continue to serve as mayor,” the council wrote to Pugh in a letter signed by 14 members. Every member of the council signed the letter except Bernard “Jack” Young, the council president who is currently serving as acting mayor of the city.



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Will Jussie Smollett be forced to pay back the $130,000 he owes the city of Chicago for their investigation?

Will Jussie Smollett be forced to pay back the $  130,000 he owes the city of Chicago for their investigation?Deroy Murdock says if Jussie Smollett was smart he would pay back the $ 130,000 the city of Chicago has requested before the city sues him for triple that amount.



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Jussie Smollett case: City of Chicago to sue actor over alleged hoax attack

Jussie Smollett case: City of Chicago to sue actor over alleged hoax attackThe city of Chicago will sue “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to claw back more than $ 130,000 to cover overtime costs of investigating what authorities say was a staged racist, homophobic  attack, the city’s law department announced Thursday.



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Michael Brown's mother loses Ferguson City Council race 5 years after his killing

Michael Brown's mother loses Ferguson City Council race 5 years after his killingLesley McSpadden, whose son Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., has lost her bid for a city council seat.



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Upsides, downsides for Smollett, city in looming fines fight

Upsides, downsides for Smollett, city in looming fines fightCHICAGO (AP) — A brewing battle over Chicago's demand that Jussie Smollett recoup the city more than $ 130,000 for an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack and the "Empire" actor's apparent determination not to pay it could ultimately land in a civil court, where a jury could have to answer the question that was supposed to be answered in criminal court: Was the attack staged or not?



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Pope requires sex abuse claims be reported in Vatican City

Pope requires sex abuse claims be reported in Vatican CityVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for the Vatican City State and Vatican diplomats that requires the immediate reporting of allegations to Vatican prosecutors, as he seeks to create a model policy for the Catholic Church.



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Pope issues new child abuse legislation for Vatican City

Pope issues new child abuse legislation for Vatican CityPope Francis issued stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees on Friday, as part of the Church’s bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests. The legislation requires officials and employees in the Vatican City State as well the Roman Curia, the central administration of the Catholic Church, to immediately report any abuse against minors and vulnerable people or face fines or a prison sentence. Francis said in a letter released with his “motu proprio” decree that it was the duty of everyone “to generously welcome children and vulnerable persons, and to create a safe environment for them”.



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UPDATE 2-Syrian army says Israeli strikes hit northern Aleppo city, damages materials only

UPDATE 2-Syrian army says Israeli strikes hit northern Aleppo city, damages materials onlyThe Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Tehran’s forces. “The Israeli aggression targeted some positions in Sheikh Najjar industrial zone and a number of enemy missiles were brought down,” an army statement said. There was no immediate comment from Israel.



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