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Monday March 11st, 2019 morning edition

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(CNN) The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children.

Researchers used a population registry to evaluate whether the MMR vaccine increased the risk of autism in children born in Denmark between 1999 and 2010.

A total of 657,461 children were followed through August 2013, with the researchers documenting diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder as well as known risk factors including age of the parents, diagnosis of autism in a sibling, preterm birth and low weight at birth.

Over 95% of the children received the MMR vaccine, and 6,517 were diagnosed with autism.

The MMR vaccine did not increase the risk of autism in children who were not considered at risk for the disorder and did not trigger it in those who were, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

"This idea that vaccines cause autism is still around and is still getting a lot of exposure in social media," noted Anders Hviid, lead study author and senior investigator at Statens Serum Institut in Denmark.

With anti-vaccine groups becoming more vocal and even celebrities and politicians spreading fear of vaccines, Hviid and his team wanted to provide solid scientific answers. »

Universal Basic Income Would Be Cheaper Than Expected, Andrew Yang Declares

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The true cost of a basic income could prove even lower in practice.

Advocates declare basic income a way to help people maintain standards of living despite increasing use of A.I. automation and robots, with Elon Musk and Richard Branson both throwing their weight behind the idea.

Whether Yang will be able to convince others that the United States can afford a basic income remains to be seen. »

26 women rescued at Seattle massage parlors in human trafficking bust

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Seattle police said they rescued 26 women after a three-and-a-half-year human trafficking investigation into massage parlors across the city.

After receiving dozens of complaints, police investigated 11 businesses and arrested six people for promoting prostitution and money laundering.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security assisted the Seattle Police Department with the investigation. »

Elderly Americans Are Dying Without Getting to Read Mueller's Report - And They're Not Happy About It

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As Mueller's investigation comes to an end, elderly, sick Trump critics are trying to hold on so they can read the special counsel's findings.

"Within a couple of hours they called 911 and got him into the ER because it wasn't getting any better.".

“I don’t feel the investigation is a witch hunt,” Cobb said, adding that he hoped the probe “had happened on a quicker time frame. »

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

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In apparent surprise, he writes: “People increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room.”.

Read it carefully, and it’s impossible to escape the conclusion that if privacy is to be protected in any meaningful way, Facebook must be broken up.

Facebook has minted money because it has figured out how to commoditize privacy on a scale never before seen. »