Viewpoints: Lawmakers Need To Pass Laws To End All Vaccine Exemptions; Lessons On The Decreasing Birth Rate In The U.S.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others.

The Wall Street Journal:
No Religious Exemptions From Vaccines 
Failing to vaccinate your child a…

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Different Takes: Roe Vs. Wade Isn’t A Decision For The Court To Overturn; Alabama Abortion Ban Protects All Babies, All Life

Opinion writers express views about the anti-abortion laws being passed in the nation and the future of Roe vs. Wade.

Los Angeles Times:
Some Court Decisions Deserve To Be …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Bye-Bye, ACA, And Hello ‘Medicare-For-All’?

Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Erin Mershon of Stat News join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest in news about the Trump administration’s effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, a historic hearing on “Medicare-for-all” and the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling that the state constitution protects a woman’s right to abortion. Also, Rovner interviews KHN’s Carmen Heredia Rodriguez about the latest “Bill of the Month” feature.

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Part VI: Video-Researching Potentially Fake Facebook Profiles

Researching Potentially Fake Facebook Profiles Last week I introduced you to the Stalk Scan tool, and gave you nine profiles to check out to determine which ones were fake. If you did the exercise, how many did you think were fake? Actually ALL the profiles in that exercise were fake.

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Due Process and the Rule of Law: Are we now guilty until proven innocent?

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years In the year of the “Me Too” movement with women coming forward accusing famous men and celebrities like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby of sexual assault, years after the statute of limitations, are we now at a point in America where physical evidence no longer matters?

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A Search Tool for Finding Fake Facebook Profiles

Last week we talked about foreign profiles creating fake news sites and posting links in political groups with American audiences. I gave you several groups to visit, to see whether you could find any accounts from outside the US posting content there. I just went back and checked a few, and I saw posts from Pakistan, the Philippines, Benin, Denmark, India, Switzerland, and several other places. These profiles weren’t hiding their nationality – you could see it on their profiles pretty clearly.

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Exclusive Series: Part IV-Facebook Groups-Home of Foreign Fakes

Facebook Groups – Home of Foreign Fakers (Part 1) I’ve been tracking fake profiles on Facebook in my spare time this year. That sounds like a silly hobby, but it’s been highly educational. I started because I noticed that many of the profiles I caught sharing fakery seemed to be fake.

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

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Exclusive Series: Part III-Stopping Fake News Begins With Us

One of the reasons fakery spreads so quickly is that we no longer look too carefully at the information that we scroll past in our feeds. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms are designed to encourage users to share images and stories instantly, based on the text or pictures or headlines, rather than consider first whether those things are true.

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Exclusive Series: Fake news -The 7 types of misinformation and disinformation

Seven Types of Fakery One of the hardest things about dealing with fakery is getting people to agree on definitions. Claire Wardle of First Draft News has a wonderful graphic to help differentiate between some prevalent types of misinformation and disinformation. This week

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