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Author Joan Didion poses for a portrait in her New York apartment on Sept. 26, 2005. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Obituaries

Writer Joan Didion, whose 'electric anxiety' inspired a generation, has died at 87

When Didion started writing in the 1960s, she put a certain kind of voice on the page — neurotic, female — that hadn't been there before.

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Writer Joan Didion, whose 'electric anxiety' inspired a generation, has died at 87

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Nurses remain under pressure as the U.S. faces another COVID winter. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Care

3 nurses give their inside story on how omicron is affecting the country

11 min

3 nurses give their inside story on how omicron is affecting the country

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Children's Health

Child hunger is expected to worsen

5 min

Child hunger is expected to worsen

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