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The number of U.S. measles cases has grown to 880 cases for the year so far, according to new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.

By the numbers: 41 new cases that have emerged, in what the CDC characterized as a smaller jump than seen in recent weeks. Oklahoma was newly added to the list of states with cases, now totaling 24. Meanwhile, New York has reported more than 700 cases since the start of 2019, per NYT.

Details: Some states — including Connecticut and Maine — are working to prevent parents from opting out of vaccinating their children, NBC reports.

  • Earlier this month, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill in which parents can no longer cite personal or ideological exemptions to avoid vaccination.
  • The city of Chicago was also added to the list of communities with a reported case of measles from an international traveler who passed through O’Hare International Airport and other public areas May 16–17, per the Chicago Tribune.

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Republicans and Dems react to Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

President Trump stands with Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she took the constitutional oath to serve as a Supreme Court justice during a White House ceremony Monday night .Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Trump said Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court and her subsequent taking of the constitutional oath Monday was a "momentous day," as she she vowed to serve "without any fear or favour."

  • But as Republicans applauded the third conservative justice in four years, many Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) warned of consequences to the rush to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of the Nov. 3 election, with progressives leading calls to expand the court.
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CRISPR pioneer: "Science is on the ballot" in 2020

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

In her three decades in science, Jennifer Doudna said she has seen a gradual erosion of trust in the profession, but the recent Nobel Prize winner told "Axios on HBO" that the institution itself has been under assault from the current administration.

  • "I think science is on the ballot," Doudna said in the interview.

Why it matters: That has manifested itself in everything from how the federal government approaches climate change to the pandemic.

Ted Cruz doesn't think the Hunter Biden attacks are working

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told "Axios on HBO" he doesn't think the Trump campaign's focus on the Biden family's business dealings are having any sway with voters.

The big picture: After watching the Trump-Biden debate with "Axios on HBO" on Thursday night, Cruz said he thought Trump had done very well. But when asked whether he thought voters were moved by the release of the Hunter Biden emails, Cruz replied, "I don't think it moves a single voter."