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Science  21 Jun 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6446, pp. 1114-1116
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6446.1114

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In science news around the world, the World Health Organization makes a controversial decision not to declare Africa's continuing Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 1400 people, an international health emergency, even as the disease moves from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into neighboring Uganda. New York state eliminates an exemption that had allowed parents to refuse to vaccinate their school-attending children because of "genuine and sincere religious beliefs." A federal advisory panel recommends that the U.S. Department of the Interior continue to offer free public access to widely used imagery from its Landsat satellite program, after the agency raised the idea of charging for it. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump orders federal research agencies to terminate at least one-third of its top-level advisory panels, although ones that review grant proposals are exempt. And a global public opinion poll finds that nearly three-quarters of respondents solidly trust scientists.