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All Brit babies to get Rotavirus vaccine

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- All infants at the age of 4 months in Britain are to be offered two doses of rotavirus vaccine, beginning next year, health officials said.

Flu campaign launched in England

LONDON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- British health officials said they started an ad campaign too counter "a false sense of security," with fewer people getting flu shots this year than last year.

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Claim: Britain's pandemic plan falls short

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- Britain's contingency plans for pandemic flu don't go far enough, a director of public health argues in the British Medical Journal.

Britain nearly out of flu shots

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Britain is running out of flu vaccine despite repeated assurances there would be enough to inoculate everyone at risk, The Times of London reported.

U.K. parties say Tamiflu order is late

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British Conservatives and Liberal Democrats say the the Labor government might be too late in ordering drugs to fight bird flu.

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Mountains continue to grow, but researchers say they are not getting any bigger, new hieroglyph translations tell of superpower struggle in seventh century Maya world, and other scientific discoveries.
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Break teacher union monopoly, says report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Teachers should be able to bargain outside the confines of the current, oppressive monopoly held by teachers unions, says a new report from a Washington, D.C.,
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Experts debate fixes to special ed

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David Salisbury Franks (1740 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – 1793, Philadelphia) was aide-de-camp for General Benedict Arnold during the American War of Independence.

He was living in Quebec with his parents when the American Revolution broke out. According to the late historian Jacob Rader Marcus, because Franks publicly defended the right of a protester to compare King George III of England to the Pope and call him a fool, Franks was jailed and held for 16 days. The experience converted him to the colonists' cause and, when an army led by Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery invaded Canada in 1775, Franks joined the American forces. He was appointed paymaster of the Continental Army in Quebec and apparently expended his own funds to pay the salaries of the American volunteers. Franks was promoted major and was assigned as Arnold's aide-de-camp.

On the failure of the American campaign in Canada, Franks withdrew in July 1776 to Philadelphia, where he joined the Continental Army and served until October 1777. Because he spoke French, Franks was then assigned as liaison officer to the Comte d'Estaing, commander of the French naval forces fighting on the American side.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "David Salisbury."
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