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Boston has had more than 72 inches of snow in the past 30 days, breaking a record set in 1978, the National Weather Service says.
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The extremist group ISIS is exploiting an informal finance network in Spain to pay its fighters, according to Spanish intelligence officials. The system is often used by immigrants to transfer money.
First up, what we can learn from counting the number of job postings in America. Plus, we take a look at what role schools and colleges play in regulating vaccinations. A big issue for both is the costs of enforcement. And we're talking here about wallpaper. Yes, the stuff you painstakingly peeled from your walls over the past few decades is once again cool.
Reports from Southern California over the weekend suggest that at least some of the people who are against vaccinating their children against measles have changed their minds. People living in areas where an unusually high proportion of the population are not vaccinated are rushing to doctors' offices and clinics and demanding vaccine for their kids - even though they were staunch anti-vaxxers in the past. One big reason for this is that in these districts, because so many people aren't vaccinated, the concept of herd immunity doesn't apply.
How does herd immunity work? Marketplace senior editor and resident explainer Paddy Hirsch explains the theory of herd immunity in less than two minutes in this colorful, amusing video.