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Rahima Banu, pictured with her mother in Bangladesh in 1975, is recorded as having the last known naturally-occurring case of the deadly form of smallpox. Daniel Tarantola/WHO hide caption

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How Rahima came to hold a special place in smallpox history — and help ensure its end

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A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., on Feb. 8. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Infant formula made by a subsidiary of Reckitt is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage on Saturday in Houston. The FDA announced a preliminary agreement with Abbott, a competitor, to restart production at a Michigan factory. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Pro-abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C., on May 14. While most U.S. adults favor some restrictions on abortion, according to our new poll, most also say they do not support overturning Roe v. Wade. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Two-thirds say don't overturn Roe; the court leak is firing up Democratic voters

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A woman shops for baby formula in Annapolis, Md., on May 16. Only a handful of companies supply baby formula in the country, a factor that has contributed to the current shortages being experienced in parts of the country. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How the U.S. got into this baby formula mess

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Symptoms of the monkeypox virus are shown on a patient's hand, from a 2003 case in the United States. In most instances, the disease causes fever and painful, pus-filled blisters. New cases in the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal are spreading possibly through sexual contact, which had not previously been linked to monkeypox transmission. CDC/Getty Images hide caption

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Rare monkeypox outbreak in U.K., Europe and U.S.: What is it and should we worry?

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Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist, Nobel Peace Prize winner and advocate against sexual violence in conflict zones like his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is now speaking out against the reports of rapes committed by Russian soldiers during the war in Ukraine. Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Urvashi Vaid, then-executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, protests at then-President George H.W. Bush's address on AIDS in March 1990 in Arlington, Virginia. The pioneering LGBTQ activist and attorney died last week at age 63. Dennis Cook/Associated Press hide caption

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A portrait of American statesman, writer and scientist Benjamin Franklin, circa 1750. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Benjamin Franklin gave instructions on at-home abortions in a book in the 1700s

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Tony Johnson sits on his bed with his dog, Dash, in the one-room home he shares with his wife, Karen Johnson, in a care facility in Burlington, Wash. on April 13, 2022. Johnson was one of the first people to get COVID-19 in Washington state in April of 2020. His left leg had to be amputated due to lack of wound care after he developed blood clots in his feet while on a ventilator. Lynn Johnson for NPR hide caption

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Who Else Can See Your Period Tracker Data?

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Tracking 1 million COVID deaths

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