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Study Finds Vaccinations Keep Communities Safe

Low immunization rates leads to higher risk of disease

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Experts say getting vaccinated can not only protect you from infectious diseases, but it can also protect people who aren’t able to get vaccines. One new study looks at how opting out of vaccines puts entire communities at risk. States like North Dakota and Minnesota have exemptions if parents don’t want to vaccinate their kids. Researchers say the…

Minnesota Muslim Teen Boxer Wins Fight for Wearing Religious Clothing During Matches

Zafar appealed to officials after she was stopped from competing at a match in Florida because she would not wear the required uniform of a sleeveless jersey and shorts

  OAKDALE, Minn. — A Minnesota Muslim teen boxer has won her fight to wear her religious clothing during matches. USA Boxing says 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar will be allowed to wear her hijab and other clothing that covers her arms and legs because it falls under a religious beliefs exemption of the program. Zafar appealed to officials after she was…