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Hidalgo County Reports Its First Zika Virus Cases, Notes They Are Travel-Related

The first Zika virus infections have been confirmed in Hidalgo County. County health officials Tuesday revealed that four people have been found to have contracted the mosquito-borne virus — all while traveling outside of the country. Two of the patients are believed to have been in southern Mexico, the other two in the Caribbean.  Hidalgo […]

NATIONAL

DC Lawmakers To Vote On Generous Paid Leave Mandate

(AP) – District of Columbia lawmakers will be voting on whether to force private employers to provide the nation’s most generous paid family leave benefits.  On Tuesday, the council agreed to reduce the amount of paid time off people could take for the birth or adoption of a child from 11 weeks to 8 weeks. […]

WORLD

Germany’s Merkel Re-Elected As Conservative Party Leader

(AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a new two-year term as leader of Germany’s main conservative party after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year’s huge migrant influx.  Merkel ran unopposed Tuesday for the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union — the springboard for her run for a fourth term as […]