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Prescribing abortion pills online or mailing them in Texas can now land you in jail

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As the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Texas enacted a new law imposing criminal penalties for those who prescribe medication abortions via telehealth or the mail.

Prescribing abortion pills online or mailing them in Texas can now land you in jail

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Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from his SiriusXM show

The decision follows a sexual harassment allegation. "While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult," Cuomo said.

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Omicron spreads uncertainty about holiday travel and dampens a recovery for airlines

The rapid emergence of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has many questioning whether they should rethink their holiday travel plans.

Omicron spreads uncertainty about holiday travel and dampens recovery for airlines

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In debut poetry collection, Amanda Gorman looks at America today through its past

The youngest presidential inaugural poet writes about how looking at our history tells us what our bodies are made of – and of how collective memory of strength re-energizes us in our darkest moments.

Sarah Gilbert, one of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is warning that the next pandemic may more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats. Steve Parsons/AP hide caption

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A scientist behind the AstraZeneca vaccine is warning the next pandemic may be worse

Sarah Gilbert helped develop the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. She says without more spending to fight emerging viral threats, the next pandemic could be more contagious and more lethal.

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Biden calls on Congress to pass his Build Back Better bill to lower drug costs

The roughly $2 trillion House-passed measure awaits Senate action. The Senate Majority Leader says he'd like to try to finish by Christmas.

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Adult portable bed rails have been recalled after 2 people died

In both incidents, officials say the bed rails were not securely attached to the bed. The two victims became entrapped between the product and their mattresses.

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HBO's 'Landscapers' unearths the bizarre love story at the center of a grisly crime

The show, which premiers on Monday, is based on the true story of a mild-mannered couple who commit horrific crimes.

HBO's 'Landscapers' unearths the bizarre love story at the center of a grisly crime

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Michigan-based Alexander & Hornung is recalling 234,391 pounds of fully cooked ham and pepperoni products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is asking customers to throw the products away or return them to their place of purchase. U.S. Department Of Agriculture Food Safety And Inspection Service hide caption

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These pork products are being recalled over possible listeria contamination

Alexander & Hornung is recalling 17 different ham and pepperoni products over listeria concerns. Federal officials say customers should throw the food away — here's what to look for on the label.

In this June 16, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the 'Villa la Grange', in Geneva, Switzerland. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Biden will lay out in a call with Putin the U.S. response if Russia invades Ukraine

In a scheduled video call Tuesday with the Russian president, Biden will outline economic sanctions and stepped-up support for NATO allies if Russia invades, a senior administration official says.

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is facing a backlash after posting a photo showing him and his family holding guns in front of a Christmas tree. He's seen here drawing a handgun from his pocket during a pro-gun rally in Frankfort on Jan. 31, 2020. Bryan Woolston/Getty Images hide caption

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A congressman shares photo celebrating guns at Christmas, days after a school shooting

"Santa, please bring ammo," Rep. Thomas Massie wrote as he posted the image of him and his family posing with guns in front of a Christmas tree.

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'Tis the season for coping with SAD, or seasonal affective disorder

It's getting darker and colder, and there's still a pandemic. Oh, and then there's seasonal affective disorder. Here's how to spot it and what you can do.

How to cope with SAD, or seasonal affective disorder

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