Michele Pereira, who questions the schedule of mandatory vaccines, sat with her daughters, Evangeline, 6, right, and Genevieve, 2, at a park in Ashland, Ore., earlier this month.
Tokay Geckos, like this one perched on a twig in suburban Quezon City, Philippines, are being hunted and killed to satisfy booming demand for them as an ingredient in alternative medicines.
Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry of Texas prepares to speak at a dinner in Bettendorf, Iowa, Monday. Two years ago Perry signed into Texas law an insurance mandate covering controversial tests for heart disease.