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The debate over banning Juul
Juul.
Grayson Quay

The debate over banning Juul

CVS limits purchases of Plan B pills following Supreme Court ruling on abortion
Plan B One-Step Pills
roe v. wade

CVS limits purchases of Plan B pills following Supreme Court ruling on abortion

Maternal mortality rates could rise for minorities without Roe, experts warn
Pregnant women
elevated risk

Maternal mortality rates could rise for minorities without Roe, experts warn

John Oliver explains the causes and dire effects of the Western U.S. water crisis
John Oliver
Johnsplaining

John Oliver explains the causes and dire effects of the Western U.S. water crisis

Period-tracking apps scramble to anonymize user data amid abortion arrest risks
Period-tracking app
Precautionary Tale

Period-tracking apps scramble to anonymize user data amid abortion arrest risks

Pfizer says Omicron vaccines produce stronger immune response
Man walking past Pfizer ad
another shot

Pfizer says Omicron vaccines produce stronger immune response

Welcome to the 'Pandemicene'
Bats.
Briefing

Welcome to the 'Pandemicene'

The soul of a machine
Ones and zeroes.
Picture of William FalkWilliam Falk

The soul of a machine

Is COVID over?
COVID.
Briefing

Is COVID over?

CDC approves COVID vaccines for kids as young as 6 months
Baby receiving vaccine
jab those babies

CDC approves COVID vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

FDA clears COVID vaccines for youngest kids
COVID-19 vaccine vile.
finally!

FDA clears COVID vaccines for youngest kids

Abortions increased 8 percent between 2017 and 2020, new report shows
Planned Parenthood
one in five

Abortions increased 8 percent between 2017 and 2020, new report shows

WHO to rename monkeypox after scientists call it 'discriminating and stigmatizing'
Monkeypox to be renamed by WHO
a pox

WHO to rename monkeypox after scientists call it 'discriminating and stigmatizing'

Is Google's chatbot program self-aware?
A brain.
Briefing

Is Google's chatbot program self-aware?

NASA announces new independent UFO study
NASA
I want to believe

NASA announces new independent UFO study

Participants in small experimental cancer drug trial see tumors vanish
A doctor speaks with a cancer patient.
medical milestones

Participants in small experimental cancer drug trial see tumors vanish

Shrinking Great Salt Lake threatens Salt Lake City with poisonous dust clouds
Great Salt Lake
'environmental nuclear bomb'

Shrinking Great Salt Lake threatens Salt Lake City with poisonous dust clouds

FDA panel endorses possible 4th COVID vaccine
Novavax lab.
newcomer

FDA panel endorses possible 4th COVID vaccine

Biden says he wasn't made aware of formula shortage early on
Operation Fly Formula
in the dark

Biden says he wasn't made aware of formula shortage early on

3.7 million bottles worth of formula are on the way from the U.K.
Joe Biden
feed the babies!

3.7 million bottles worth of formula are on the way from the U.K.

COVID vaccines can't keep up with new Omicron subvariants
Women getting COVID vaccine
slow down!

COVID vaccines can't keep up with new Omicron subvariants

Bracing for an 'above-average' hurricane season
Hurricanes.
Briefing

Bracing for an 'above-average' hurricane season

The 'jarring' data on long COVID
A snail.
Briefing

The 'jarring' data on long COVID

The pros and cons of nuclear power
Nuclear power.
Analysis

The pros and cons of nuclear power

CDC identifies 9 monkeypox cases across 7 states
Monkeypox virus.
more pox

CDC identifies 9 monkeypox cases across 7 states

Fire kills 11 newborn babies in Senegal hospital
Senegal hospital fire
tragedy

Fire kills 11 newborn babies in Senegal hospital

U.S. births rose in 2021, but remained lower than pre-pandemic levels
Crying baby
oh baby

U.S. births rose in 2021, but remained lower than pre-pandemic levels

Nearly one-third of the Senate has now had COVID
Jeff Merkley
like the plague

Nearly one-third of the Senate has now had COVID

Biden says monkeypox quarantines are unlikely in U.S.
Joe Biden.
not again

Biden says monkeypox quarantines are unlikely in U.S.

Southern Baptist leaders covered up sexual abuse for decades, report finds
Southern Baptist Convention in 2018
'listening, lamenting, and learning'

Southern Baptist leaders covered up sexual abuse for decades, report finds

Does breastfeeding belong in the formula-shortage debate?
A baby bottle.
Picture of Harold MaassHarold Maass

Does breastfeeding belong in the formula-shortage debate?

CDC: With COVID-19 infections rising, a third of U.S. should consider indoor masks
People wearing masks in Virginia.
precautions

CDC: With COVID-19 infections rising, a third of U.S. should consider indoor masks

UFOs 'are real' and 'need to be investigated,' House committee chair says
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray
i want to believe

UFOs 'are real' and 'need to be investigated,' House committee chair says

Two children hospitalized amid shortage of baby formula
A nearly empty shelf of baby formula in San Diego last week.
get well soon

Two children hospitalized amid shortage of baby formula

U.S. increases overseas baby formula shipments to ease nationwide shortage
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage.
shortage

U.S. increases overseas baby formula shipments to ease nationwide shortage