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Big Bird backlash: Vax lands even Muppet in political flap

Nov. 11, 2021 17:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Smokey Bear taught kids the importance of preventing wildfires. McGruff the Crime Dog warned them not to talk to strangers. And in 1972, Big Bird lined up on “Sesame Street” to receive a measles vaccine as part of a campaign to get more youngsters inoculated...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 09, 2021 12:27 PM EST

Lawrence Journal-World. November 6, 2021. Editorial: Kelly is wrong about vaccine mandates on multiple counts Here’s an experiment for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, who recently criticized vaccine mandates as strategies that “tend not to work” in...

More Afghans arriving in Indiana to await resettlement

Oct. 12, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 6,600 Afghan refugees who began arriving at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training post nearly six weeks ago are awaiting resettlement. Additional evacuees are expected to arrive in the coming weeks, although it's unclear...

US resumes Afghan refugee flights after measles shots

Oct. 04, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan refugees will soon be arriving again in the U.S. after a massive campaign to vaccinate them against measles following a small outbreak that caused a three-week pause in evacuations, officials said Monday. Authorities have administered the...

Afghan evacuees vaccinated against measles, chicken pox

Oct. 04, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — More than 6,100 Afghan evacuees housed at Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox, federal officials at the base said Monday. The vaccination campaign began Sept. 6 and concluded...

Debate takeaways: Virginia governor candidates go on attack

Sep. 29, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

It was a testy second and final debate Tuesday night in Virginia's high-stakes governor's race between Democratic former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin. With polls showing a close contest just five weeks before Election Day, the debate...

More than 6,000 Afghan evacuees being housed at Indiana base

Sep. 17, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 6,000 Afghan refugees are being housed at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training base and preparing for permanent resettlement, two weeks after the first wave of evacuees arrived. After the first group...

Virginia and Wisconsin report measles cases among refugees

Sep. 14, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin are being reported four days after the U.S. halted...

The Latest: UN says $1.2B pledged to help Afghans in need

Sep. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief says $1.2 billion has been promised to help Afghans facing a growing humanitarian crisis in the country and millions in the region, calling the pledges “an important step” toward helping the needy. Undersecretary-General...

Measles cases halt US-bound flights of Afghan evacuees

Sep. 10, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

The U.S. on Friday halted U.S.-bound flights of Afghan evacuees, pulling some off planes, after discovering a few cases of measles among new arrivals in the United States. A U.S. government document viewed by The Associated Press warned the development would have a severe...