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People walk past a Covid testing site on May 17. in New York City. New York's health commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, has moved from a "medium" COVID-19 alert level to a "high" alert level in all the five boroughs following a surge in cases. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Black artists have always led AIDS activism. This tribute wants to give them credit

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"My body, my choice!" resonates from protesters on the front lawn of the Guam Congress Building in Hagåtña during a protest as they voiced their concerns against the Guam Heartbeat Act of 2022 on April 27, 2022. Rick Cruz/AP hide caption

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This photo of a professor wearing a mask went viral. So did his response to critics

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Sharon Macharia read in a Kenyan newspaper that baby bottles would be banned. As a working mom, she depends on bottles to feed her youngest baby. She was happy to learn that the report was untrue — although the government is introducing a new law to clamp down on ads that promote the use of baby formula. Thomas Bwire for NPR hide caption

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Demonstrators attend a candlelight vigil Wednesday in Fairfax, Va., for the victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings. Allison Bailey/Reuters Connect hide caption

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Research shows policies that may help prevent mass shootings — and some that don't

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Nineteen children and two adults were killed during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Parents are struggling to cope with the loss and with how to explain it to their children. Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People mourn outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday. A report into lockdown-breaching U.K. government parties says blame for a culture of rule-breaking in Johnson's office must rest with those at the top. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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A cyclist pauses outside the site of the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. With the Tops store closed for the foreseeable future, the community around it has been left without easy access to healthy and affordable food. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 21: People hold signs during a protest against recently passed abortion ban bills at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia "heartbeat" bill would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) Getty Images hide caption

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How Changes in Abortion Law Could Impact Community Health

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Arkansas GOP primary candidate for governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to a crowd of supporters on Sept. 6, 2021, in Benton, Ark., her first campaign appearance after announcing her candidacy. Michael Hibblen/KUAR hide caption

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What Could A Post-Roe Future Look Like? Poland Offers A Glimpse

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Nancy Rose, right, who contracted COVID-19 in 2021 and continues to exhibit long-haul symptoms including brain fog and fatigue, cooks for her mother, Amy Russell, left, at their home, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Researchers are trying to understand what causes these long COVID symptoms. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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What's ailing long COVID patients? A new federal study looks for clues

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(Left) More than 100 people have been attending weekly anti-abortion prayer vigils outside the site of a future Casper, Wyo., clinic offering abortion and other health care services. (Right) Abortion-rights supporter Rikki Hayes holds up a sign near the site of a Wellspring Health Access clinic. Arielle Zionts/KHN hide caption

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