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A sign warns people of measles in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Health officials say that college students' close quarters, and their status as the age group least likely to be vaccinated, leave their campuses vulnerable as breeding grounds for the current measles outbreak, the L.A. Times reports.

Why it matters: People in this age group were "infants in 1998 when British scientist Andrew Wakefield published a now discredited paper claiming that vaccines cause autism," leaving a large pool of people in their early 20s, part of what's known as the 'Wakefield generation,' more vulnerable to infections.

Go deeper: NYC declares public health emergency despite safe, available measles vaccine

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Progressives pressure Schumer to end filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images

A progressive coalition is pressuring Chuck Schumer on his home turf by running a digital billboard in Times Square urging the new majority leader to end the Senate filibuster.

Why it matters: Schumer is up for re-election in 2o22 and could face a challenger, and he's also spearheading his party's broader effort to hold onto its narrow congressional majorities.

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U.S. surpasses 25 million COVID cases

A mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 22 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday.

The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country's death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate of deaths due to the virus continues to escalate.

GOP implosion: Trump threats, payback

Spotted last week on a work van in Evansville, Ind. Photo: Sam Owens/The Evansville Courier & Press via Reuters

The GOP is getting torn apart by a spreading revolt against party leaders for failing to stand up for former President Trump and punish his critics.

Why it matters: Republican leaders suffered a nightmarish two months in Washington. Outside the nation’s capital, it's even worse.