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Memorial Day weekend will see increased police activity

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Chicago police officials say the department will boost its deployment of officers over the Memorial Day weekend in an effort to prevent an outbreak of violence that has occurred in past years.

Abortion drug notice bill heads to final vote in Nebraska

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A bill that would require Nebraska abortion providers to give women information about possibly continuing their pregnancy after taking the first of two abortion drugs is headed to a final vote in the Legislature.

Speaker unsure yet if House will vote on medical leave bill

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Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits) says he's waiting to decide whether the Connecticut House of Representatives will vote on a paid family medical leave bill that Gov. Ned Lamont has threatened to veto.

Democrats unveil plan for a public health insurance option

- Associated Press

A coalition of Connecticut Democrats, including Gov. Ned Lamont and top legislative leaders, announced Thursday they have reached consensus on legislation that could lead to a public health insurance option for people and small businesses by 2022.

Two people ask to take a photo with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., center, as the Senate and the House of Representatives shut down for the week-long Memorial Day recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Rep. Nadler, whose district covers parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York, has gained notoriety by leading one of the House committees investigating President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

- Associated Press

Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle surprise medical bills and other concerns, from prescription drug costs to uneven vaccination rates.

Bill to end non-medical vaccine opt-outs heads to governor

- Associated Press

Maine's Legislature sent a bill to the governor's desk Thursday that would eliminate religious and philosophical exemptions for required vaccinations, amid growing concerns that abuse of such opt-outs is helping to fuel outbreaks.

New Hampshire child didn't have measles, but vaccine reax

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New Hampshire public health officials say additional testing suggests a child initially diagnosed with measles actually had a rare reaction to a vaccine that resembled a real measles virus infection.