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An electron microscope image shows a SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated in the early days of the pandemic. It's been nearly a year since omicron was first detected, and scientists say this branch of the coronavirus family tree is still thriving. NIAID/NIH via AP hide caption

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Omicron keeps finding new evolutionary tricks to outsmart our immunity

SARS-CoV-2 is evolving "rapidly," spawning one new variant after another. But omicron continues to dominate, raising new questions about how evolution of the virus is headed.

An electron microscope image shows a SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated in the early days of the pandemic. It's been nearly a year since omicron was first detected, and scientists say this branch of the coronavirus family tree is still thriving. NIAID/NIH via AP hide caption

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Omicron keeps finding new evolutionary tricks to outsmart our immunity

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Writer and LGBTQ activist George M. Johnson sparked conversation — and controversy — with their 2020 memoir about growing up Black and queer. All Boys Aren't Blue has been banned in dozens of school libraries. Vincent Marc hide caption

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Banned Books: Author George M. Johnson on the need to tell all people's stories

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A Dominion Voting Systems ballot scanner is seen in this 2021 file photo. Election deniers have spread conspiracies about the Denver-based company's voting machines. Ben Gray/AP hide caption

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Clerks battle false claims as they prepare to administer elections

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