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Committee advances Alabama lottery bill

The 21 votes received was the minimum amount necessary for the state Senate to approve a constitutional amendment. The bill now moves to the House floor. Some lawmakers oppose expanding gambling. The legislation faces a hard to navigate gauntlet of conservative opposition to gambling and longstanding rivalries between state dog tracks and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians over who can operate electronic gambling machines in the state.

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Britney Spears lost 5 pounds due to stress

If anything, she is truly looking forward to spending some quality time with her children and is excited to be in the comfort of her own home, the source revealed. Spears' family and friends have been vocal supporters of her decision to step away and, as she announced on April 3, take some "me time", with her mother Lynne Spears, boyfriend Sam Asghari and younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears all speaking up in her defence.

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Zero Screen Time for Babies, WHO Says

However, both sets of advice did not specify a time children should spend using screens . "Parents can make tummy time more fun by getting down on the ground with their baby and talking to them or showing them toys and books". World Health Organization recommends that infants should be physically active several times a day, particularly through floor-based play. "Our research has shown that now there is not strong enough evidence to support the setting of screen time limits ", ...

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5 measles cases confirmed among LA County residents

This year, as in the past, officials say the majority of people in the US who have fallen ill were unvaccinated. "Outbreaks of measles occur when measles gets into these communities of unvaccinated people", she said. CDC officials said they are reviewing the latest reports . Both cases involved patients who contracted the virus while traveling overseas before coming to New Orleans.

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NY Measles Outbreak: Rockland County Emergency Renewed As Cases Grow

Mr Trump has previously appeared to link vaccines and autism. With the largest measles outbreak in the USA underway since 2000, Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, urged unvaccinated children who will be attending summer camp, along with camp counselors, staff and Westchester residents to register for a free MMR vaccine clinic, offered by the Westchester County Department of Health.

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Measles cases approaching 20-year high — CDC

According to the WHO/UNICEF coverage estimates as of 2017, only 16 countries in the World Health Organization's African Region had achieved 90 per cent or more immunisation coverage of the first dose of measles vaccine (MCV1). The charity is warning that increasing numbers of youngsters are being left unprotected against the highly infectious illness, which can cause disability and death.