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A new bill in the state house would ban the use of taxpayer dollars for experimenting on dogs in ways that might cause the animal pain or distress.


In 2015, Zika virus swept through Brazil and the Americas. It was the first time a mosquito-borne virus was known to cause severe birth defects, and the World Health Organization declared it a "public health emergency that warranted a global response."

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Now to the small town in Maryland hit by two flash floods in two years. This is what it sounded like when residents called 911.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: Oh, my God.

There's fresh evidence that eating a healthy diet, one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and limits highly processed foods, can help reduce symptoms of depression.

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