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The Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold said in her statement, "I will continue to struggle with the role that I unwittingly played within a system that sent an innocent man to jail." TINA FINEBERG/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Alice Sebold apologizes to the man exonerated in the rape that her memoir focused on

"I am sorry most of all for the fact that the life you could have led was unjustly robbed from you," the author wrote in a statement. A judge exonerated Anthony Broadwater of the crime last week.

An experimental COVID-19 antiviral pill called molnupiravir from Merck & Co. and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics is being considered by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use in the pandemic. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS hide caption

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An FDA panel supports Merck COVID drug in mixed vote

If the Food and Drug Administration authorizes use of the drug, called molnupiravir, it would be the first oral COVID-19 treatment that could be taken at home.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, seen here in a December 2019 file photo, joins the Republican field of possible candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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TV's Dr. Oz enters Pennsylvania's crucial Senate race on the GOP side

The celebrity surgeon, who has promoted questionable health advice to national television audiences, has thrown his hat into the ring to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.

Arriving South Korean tourists receive flower garlands at Phu Quoc international airport on November 20, 2021, as the island welcomes its first international tourists to arrive after a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine passport scheme kicked off this month in Vietnam. NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.N. predicts that 2021 global tourism losses will barely improve over last year

The recent emergence of the highly transmissible omicron variant presents another potential hurdle as the tourism industry prepares for the upcoming winter holiday season.

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A former member of the Islamic State is convicted in the death of a Yazidi girl

A German court on Tuesday convicted the man of genocide and committing a war crime over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die.

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the U.S. Capitol in February. Meadows has agreed to provide documents and appear for a deposition before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will appear before the Jan. 6 panel

The House committee investigating the Capitol attack had threatened Meadows with a criminal contempt referral because he had previously refused to cooperate.

The pandemic was a major blow to the museum's budget. But this historic gift will allow it to expand its collection of modern and contemporary art. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art scores its largest capital gift ever — $125 million

The money will be used to complete a long-delayed renovation the museum's Modern Wing and comes from philanthropist Oscar Tang, a museum trustee, and his wife Agnes Hsu-Tang.

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'Comfort decorating' is all about making your home a sanctuary

The spaces we live and work in have a big impact on our mindset. And creating a calm, restful space can provide stability in times of change and uncertainty. It's called "comfort decorating."

'Comfort decorating' is all about making your home a sanctuary

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In this handout provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter poses for a mugshot at the Hennepin County Jail on April 14 in Minneapolis, Minn. Potter, a 26-year police veteran, was charged with with second-degree manslaughter in the death 20-year-old Daunte Wright who she shot and killed following a traffic stop. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/Getty Images hide caption

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What to know about the trial of Kim Potter, the ex-officer who killed Daunte Wright

Potter's lawyers say she mistook her handgun for her Taser earlier this year when she fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black man. Her manslaughter trial will begin next week.

A drug user prepares to inject himself with heroin inside VANDU's supervised injection room in Vancouver, Canada. Similar sites to the ones implemented in New York have proven successful in Canada. Rafal Gerszak for NPR hide caption

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New York City allows the nation's 1st supervised consumption sites for illegal drugs

Mayor Bill DeBlasio says these "overdose prevention centers" will reduce drug overdoses in New York City. Similar efforts in other U.S. cities face legal challenges.

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