Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Gay marriage moved up for terminally ill in Illinois

BY THE NUMBERS

56

Percent of American college students who started in 2007 and have finished their coursework, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, which works with colleges to verify students' enrollment and graduation status.

29

Percent of students who started college in 2007 and are no longer taking classes toward a degree.

43

Percent of students who finished their degrees at the schools where they started.

Associated Press

Gay couples get illness exception

Gay couples who want to wed immediately in Illinois because one partner has a life-threatening illness could do so starting Monday — rather than waiting until the state's same-sex law takes effect in June — after a U.S. judge broadened the medical exception statewide. The ruling Monday by U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago means any couple in Illinois can apply to marry right away if they can provide a doctor's note confirming that one partner is terminally ill. Four couples had sued for the right to marry.

Pediatrics group: ban raw milk

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that children and pregnant women should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it supports federal health authorities "in endorsing the consumption of only pasteurized milk and milk products for pregnant women, infants and children." Thirty states allow the sale of raw milk.

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Gay couples who want to wed immediately in Illinois because one partner has a life-threatening illness could do so starting Monday — rather than waiting until the state's same-sex law takes effect in June — after a U.S. judge broadened the medical exception statewide. The ruling Monday by U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago means any couple in Illinois can apply to marry right away if they can provide a doctor's note confirming one partner is terminally ill. Four couples had sued for the right to marry.

HED WILL GO HERE AND GO HERE

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it supports federal health authorities "in endorsing the consumption of only pasteurized milk and milk products for pregnant women, infants and children." Thirty states allow the sale of raw milk.

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