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Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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By Associated Press

Va. House Passes Repeal of HPV Vaccine Mandate

Va. House Passes Repeal of HPV Vaccine Mandate

The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation repealing a requirement that girls receive a vaccine to prevent a virus that can cause cervical cancer. Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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By Perry Stein

MD Gay-Marriage Opponents Called "Cowards"

MD Gay-Marriage Opponents Called

Maryland's First Lady Katie O'Malley veered from her prepared remarks at an event Thursday, calling Maryland lawmakers who voted against the legalization of same-sex marriage "cowards." Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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By Larry O'Dell, Associated Press

Bill to End HPV Vaccine Mandate Advances

Bill to End HPV Vaccine Mandate Advances

The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a proposal Thursday to require state health officials to continue to give parents information about a vaccine to prevent a virus that can lead to cervical cancer. Read »

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