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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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EU drugs agency has "no new concerns" about GSK's flu shot

LONDON (Reuters) - European drugs regulators said on Friday that evidence suggesting a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu vaccine and a sleeping disorder called narcolepsy is "insufficient" and does not lead to any new concerns.

Pandemrix was designed to protect against the H1N1 pandemic flu which spread around the world in 2009 and 2010. At least 30.8 million people in Europe were vaccinated with it during the pandemic.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) began a review of the vaccine's safety in 2010 after Finnish researchers presented evidence suggesting it might be linked to a rise in cases of narcolepsy, a rare condition which causes a person to fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly.

"After careful consideration, the (committee) concluded that the data presented by the Finnish researchers are preliminary and that the evidence presented so far is insufficient to allow conclusions to be drawn," EMA said in a statement.

(Reporting by Kate Kelland)

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