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Backers of a bill in the New York state legislature say the measles outbreak in Rockland County could give their legislation momentum. The bill would repeal exemptions from vaccination requirements for children due to religious beliefs. The renewed focus comes after the Rockland County executive declared a state of emergency Tuesday.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Justice Department motion to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, and the department's plans to release the Mueller report in "weeks, not months." He also comments on President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, which still stands after a House vote failed to overturn the president's veto. 

An ongoing measles outbreak in New York’s Rockland County has prompted the county executive to declare a state of emergency. The countywide declaration starts at midnight and lasts for a month.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day has declared a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak in the area. Effective at midnight, officials say anyone under 18 years of age who is unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until the declaration expires in 30 days or until they get the vaccination. 

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Two measles cases have been confirmed in residents of Sullivan County, New York. This comes amid a measles outbreak in Rockland County.

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A district judge in White Plains federal court on Tuesday denied a request to allow unvaccinated children to return to a school in Rockland County. The lawsuit is moving forward during what the judge terms an “unprecedented measles outbreak.”