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48 AGs, FTC Sue Facebook, Alleging Illegal Power Grabs To 'Neutralize' Rivals

The state and federal officials say Facebook's acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram violated competition laws and served to stifle rivals by giving the social network an unfair advantage.

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At Hospitals, A Race To Save 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of Lives With New Vaccine

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Root extracts from the African shrub iboga have long been used in traditional healing rituals and more recently as an experimental treatment for depression and to reduce drug cravings in addiction. Scientists now are working on a version of the extract that doesn't cause heart attacks or hallucinations as side effects. Steeve Jordan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction

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A nurse prepares to inject residential care home staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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'Kind Of A Chess Game': For States, Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine Poses Myriad Hurdles

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48 AGs, FTC Sue Facebook, Alleging Illegal Power Grabs To 'Neutralize' Rivals

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