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Kole Jones, great grandson of Lydia Gerard

Civil Rights Law Targets ‘Cancer Alley’ Discrimination

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to ...
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

4.4M Americans Roll Up Sleeves for Omicron-Targeted Boosters

U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the updated COVID-19 ...
A man holds a sign

US Data Reveals Racial Gaps in Monkeypox Vaccinations

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — With monkeypox cases subsiding in Europe and parts of North America, many ...
People rally in support of abortion rights

Planned Parenthood Maps Strategy to Protect Abortion Rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Planned Parenthood leaders from 24 states gathered in California's capital Friday to ...
Protesters

Rape, incest exceptions out of South Carolina abortion bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Senate committee voted Tuesday to remove exceptions for rape ...
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Women Race Political Clock, Cross State Lines for Abortions

DAYTON, OHIO (AP) — In the dim light of a clinic ultrasound room, Monica Eberhart reclines ...
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US Data Reveals Racial Gaps in Monkeypox Vaccinations

The Biden administration said Friday there's enough monkeypox vaccine available now but health officials say the ...
Supporters of proposals to expand California's government-funded health care

California to Protect Health Benefits for Young Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About 40,000 low-income adults living in the country illegally won't lose their ...
Gretchen Robinson, a lesbian high school teacher in Orange County, Fla

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Confuses Some Florida Schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in ...
Allie Utley, left, and Jae Moyer, center, of Overland Park, Kan., reacts during a primary watch party

Kansas Abortion Vote Shows Limits of GOP’s Strength

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift ...
School kids eating

What’s New This Year for School Lunches?

In the past, school cafeterias might have served as a source for more punchlines than nutrition ...
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mOp-Ed: Supporting Someone Who Lost a Loved One to Suicide

Here are just a few ways to show support, compassion and sympathy for someone who has ...
This 2014 illustration made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention depicts a polio virus particle. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, New York health officials reported a polio case, the first in the U.S. in nearly a decade. (Sarah Poser, Meredith Boyter Newlove/CDC via AP)

Polio Fears Rise in New York Amid Possible Community Spread

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for ...
Rebecca Cerese

Medicaid Expansion Breakthrough Within Reach in N. Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now ...
Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service shows the International Space Station

High-Flying Experiment: Do Stem Cells Grow Better in Space?

Researcher Dhruv Sareen's own stem cells are now orbiting the Earth. The mission? To test whether ...
a person uses a cell phone

New 988 Hotline is the 911 for Mental Health Emergencies

Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies will soon be as easy as ...
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Gaming Community Cooperates to Raise Money for Mental Health

The professional gaming industry isn't well known for philanthropy, but a streaming organization dedicated to improving ...
A poster greets women entering the abortion operating room at Hope Medical Group for Women

‘Fighting for One Day’: Louisiana Abortion Clinic Still Open

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Fielding a call from a woman seeking an abortion, the director of ...
An abortion-rights activists holds a sign reading "I am not Ovary-Acting," during the protests outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status After Abortion Ruling

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status ...
Erica Mancini, an accordionist

A Viral Reprise: When COVID-19 Strikes Again and Again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances ...
A student lunch of homemade pizza and caesar salad

Families Brace for Changes to Pandemic-Era Free School Meals

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate ...
protest against the decision to scrap constitutional right to abortion, in London,

US Abortion Ruling Sparks Global Debate, Polarizes Activists

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United ...
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US Opens COVID Vaccine to Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers ...
a student looks back at his mother as he is vaccinated

California Lawmaker Scraps Plan for Preteen Vaccine Consent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday amended a bill that would have let preteens ...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Synagogue Challenges Florida Abortion Law Over Religion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new Florida law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks with some ...
FILE - Shannon Brewer, Jackson Women's Health Organization director, sits in her office at the Jackson, Miss., clinic on May 19, 2021. She believes politicians advocating to end abortion are also trying to eliminate resources for single mothers. As a Black woman and a mother of six, she said she understands the experiences of women seeking abortion. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File, File)

With Abortion in Jeopardy, Minority Women Have Most to Lose

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already ...
Jacky Hunt-Broersma, left, stands next to her husband, Edwin Broersma, as Jacky talks about finishing her 102nd marathon in 102 days, this one at Veterans Oasis Park, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Chandler, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

104 and No More: Amputee Wraps Up Marathon Record Quest

When amputee athlete Jacky Hunt-Broersma says her mantra is, "I can do hard things," she's not ...
FILE - This colorized electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows a human T cell, indicated in blue, under attack by HIV, in yellow, the virus that causes AIDS. In a study released in the journal Nature on Thursday, April 28, 2022, climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070, which is likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans. (Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer, Austin Athman/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH via AP)

Increased Infectious Disease Risk Likely From Climate Change

Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070 — ...
gloved hand with marijuana

The Challenges of Studying Marijuana’s Effects on the Heart and Brain

Over the past decade, marijuana use, both recreational and medicinal, has grown as state governments across ...
Dr. Keith Reisinger-Kindle, associate director of the OB-GYN residency program at Wright State University's medical school in Dayton, Ohio, leads a lecture of OB-GYN residents in the Wright State program Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The physician created and implemented abortion coursework for medical students and residents, with support from his university, and offers training at a nearby clinic where he also performs abortions. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Abortion Training Under Threat for Med Students, Residents

Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you'll find abortion ...
actress Oprah Winfrey

Oprah, Smithsonian Channel to Explore Health Care Inequities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Channel are partnering to highlight racial disparities ...
5 barriers to eating a heart-healthy diet that have nothing to do with willpower

5 Barriers to Eating a Heart-Healthy Diet That Have Nothing to do With Willpower

The major ingredients of a heart- and brain-healthy diet are fairly well-established: fruits and vegetables, whole ...
Sen. Martin Heinrich

VA Proposal to Close Rural Health Clinics Spurs Opposition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released a list of community-based ...
Woman addresses the crowd

In Minneapolis Strike, Teachers Say Kids Aren’t All Right

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teachers in Minneapolis say they've noticed more kids with anxiety and depression. One ...
Marijuana plants

Republican Lawmakers Unveil Medical Marijuana Regulations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans in the Oklahoma House on Monday unveiled a package of new ...
Workers in protective gear bury a coronavirus victim

Death Toll Nears 6 Million as Pandemic Enters Its 3rd Year

BANGKOK (AP) — The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing ...
Kevin Stack with the Berrien County Road Department fills up jugs

EPA Confirms Filters Reduce Lead in Michigan City’s Water

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The filters distributed in Benton Harbor, Michigan during the city's recent lead ...
homeless encampment

Newsom Proposes to Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor proposed a plan Thursday to offer more services to homeless ...
Patients in hospital beds

Hong Kong Reports Record Cases; Movements May be Restricted

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Wednesday said people's movements may be restricted during ...
Whole Women's Health Clinic

EXPLAINER: What Does Texas’ Data on Abortions Say About Law?

DALLAS (AP) — Texas has released data showing a marked drop in abortions at clinics in ...