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Voters in the state of Maine will not only be casting votes in a presidential primary today, they also will decide whether to overturn a new law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines, according to NPR.

The Maine legislature passed the bill last year, and it is scheduled to go into effect Sept. 1, 2021, unless opponents win their repeal effort today.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

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