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Recall petition of Oakdale mayor still 350 signatures shy

Apr. 01, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

OAKDALE, La. (AP) — A group seeking to recall the mayor of a central Louisiana city is about 350 signatures shy of reaching its goal. The Community to Recall Oakdale Mayor Gene Paul and Force a Special Election has until July to turn in 936 valid signatures of registered voters in...

Big US gene database has volunteers from all walks of life

Mar. 17, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

Scientists are getting their first peek at the genes of nearly 100,000 Americans in what's considered a uniquely diverse genomic database -- part of a quest to reduce health disparities and end cookie-cutter care. The National Institutes of Health released the data on Thursday to...