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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin deliberately exposed his 9 kids to chickenpox

Gov. Matt Bevin. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

During a radio interview on Tuesday, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin admitted to intentionally exposing his 9 children to chickenpox in the hope that they would catch the highly contagious infection and become immune.

Why now: As questions surrounding vaccines abound, Bevin's public remarks trailed reports of a chickenpox outbreak at a Kentucky Catholic school this week, wherein some parents, according to the Washington Post, had not vaccinated their kids. The governor — who is seeking a second term in this year’s statewide election — said Kentucky parents can vaccinate their children, but that the government shouldn't mandate. The state requires kindergarteners be vaccinated for chickenpox, but parents can cite religious exemptions or share evidence that their child already had the disease.

San Francisco Giants CEO avoids criminal charges

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer. Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The San Francisco County District Attorney's office said on Wednesday that Major League Baseball CEO Larry Baer will not face criminal charges in an indictment that followed a public dispute with his wife on March 1, NBC News reports.

Details: Prosecutors will not proceed with the case against the Giants chief executive in the wake of a thorough review of the evidence, including "multiple videos, statements from several witnesses and the parties themselves," Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for the district attorney's office said. Meanwhile, MLB has filed its own inquiry and is moving forward with the fact-finding process to determine next steps.

Pentagon to investigate acting defense secretary for Boeing bias

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Pentagon's inspector general announced on Wednesday it has launched an official investigation into whether acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has violated ethics rules by favoring his former employer Boeing.

The backdrop: The independent watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed an ethics complaint on March 13 alleging that Shanahan had unfairly promoted Boeing — a company he worked at for 31 years — and disparaged direct competitors like Lockheed Martin.

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