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January 13, 2019 2:47 AM Dr. Marc Siegel: Measles kills 90,000 a year worldwide – Vaccine has saved 20 million lives

Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel discusses the recent Measles outbreak and why the vaccine isn’t dangerous. The measles vaccine – as part of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine series – is a life saver. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal that the measles vaccine has saved the lives of more than 20 million people 159

January 10, 2019 1:10 PM The school using giant book murals to encourage reading

For many students, this week saw the end of the Christmas break and a return to school. However, one school in Illinois, US, has taken a novel and eye-catching approach to motivating its students in the new year. Students of Mundelein High returned to find six floor-to-ceiling book covers lining the corridor of the school's English department. The vinyl 132

January 9, 2019 7:57 AM China Will Allow 2,000 Ethnic Kazakhs to Leave Xinjiang Region as Pressure Mounts

(ALMATY, Kazakhstan) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be starting to feel a mounting backlash against its sweeping crackdown on Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang. The detention of Uighur, Kazakh and other 131

January 2, 2019 10:16 PM Ex-USC assistant Bland pleads guilty in corruption scandal

Former Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit bribery, the latest development in the corruption scandal that rocked college basketball. Bland admitted he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer USC basketball players toward certain financial advisers and business managers 113

December 21, 2018 3:28 AM Florida boy earns money to pay off lunch debts for others

It's the season for giving and helping others, which is just one of the reasons a fifth-grader in Florida used his own money to pay the balances of all delinquent lunch accounts for other students. Arman Shah on Wednesday received a visit from Nike representatives and officials from the Orange County Public Schools at Avalon Elementary School in Orlando 112

December 20, 2018 12:55 AM Los Angeles teachers union sets January strike date

In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, photo, thousands of teachers rally outside The Broad, a contemporary art museum downtown Los Angeles. Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district will go on strike next month if there's no settlement of its long-running contract dispute, union leaders said Wednesday, Dec. 19. The announcement by United Teachers 125

December 19, 2018 4:40 PM New Orleans schools expected to allow bulletproof backpacks

NEW ORLEANS – Bulletproof backpacks may soon be allowed in New Orleans public schools. An Orleans Parish School Board committee on Tuesday approved allowing the optional bags, and The New Orleans Advocate reports that it appears the proposal will get enough to pass when the full board votes Thursday. The school district's attorney, Kathy Moss, says the board 110

December 14, 2018 12:06 AM Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible. Frankly, the perpetrators would have been better off asking for Turkish lira. Bitcoin and other 80

December 13, 2018 8:50 PM The Latest: Bomb threat hoax targets US schools, businesses

Businesses and schools across the U.S. were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax. Officials in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Anchorage, Alaska, say businesses received emailed bomb threats Thursday that were part of what they believe is a nationwide hoax. Authorities say bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the U.S. appear 77

December 12, 2018 6:09 PM Melania Trump thanks troops, greets children in Virginia

First lady Melania Trump greets children from the Burbank and Bethel Manor Elementary schools during a tour of Joint Base Langley in Hampton, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) HAMPTON, Va. – The first lady of the United States has thanked U.S. service members at a military base in Virginia for their efforts. Flanked by two F-22 Raptor 71