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Dr. Aaron Kesselheim (left), a professor at Harvard Medical School, at a documentary film screening in 2018 in Boston. He has resigned from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel over the FDA's decision to approve an Alzheimer's drug. Scott Eisen/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation hide caption

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States Scale Back Pandemic Reporting, Stirring Alarm

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Poverty and disability are linked to lower vaccination rates in some rural communities. The Vaccination Transportation Initiative sponsored van helps rural residents get the COVID-19 vaccine in rural Mississippi. The effort works to overcome the lack of transportation and access to technology for rural residents. Rory Doyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Manas Ray and his mother in 2019, the last time he was in India. Manus Ray hide caption

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His Mom Was Sick In India During The Second Wave. He Wrote A Poem About It — And Hope

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, wants answers from one of the country's largest owners of single-family rental homes. A report from an advocacy group finds that the company has been filing evictions at more than four times the rate in predominantly Black counties as in mostly white counties. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A new federal rule requires hospitals and other high-risk health care settings to implement COVID-19 safety measures, including providing personal protective equipment to workers, ensuring proper ventilation and giving workers paid time off to get vaccinated. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Houston Methodist hospital system says 178 employees now have until June 21 to complete their COVID-19 vaccinations, or they could be fired. Most of the system's roughly 26,000 employees have complied with the requirement. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs on a screen are shown before an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games last month at the National Stadium in Tokyo. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Japan Aims To Convince A Wary Public The Olympics Will Be Safe

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These 6-year-old twin sisters in India lost both parents to COVID and are now being cared for by their mother's uncle. They're part of a growing population of COVID orphans in the country. Gagan Nayar /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Students around the world were challenged to fight disease rumors in a 24-hour hackathon. From left: A proposed pill package featuring a Tanzanian comic character, designed by a team from Boston University. A board game to help teach kids about schistosomiasis created by students from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and the Complexity Science Hub in Vienna. Caroline Pane and Sina Sajjadi hide caption

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Used cars sit on the sales lot at Frank Bent's Wholesale Motors in El Cerrito, Calif., on March 15. Supply chain snarls and pent-up demand are driving up the prices of a lot of things, including new and used cars. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation Is Surging. The Price Of A Toyota Pickup Truck Helps Explain Why

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Correctional officer Hansen Attakai looks out at the Window Rock District Department of Corrections in Window Rock, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. Sharon Chischilly for NPR hide caption

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Indian Affairs Promised To Reform Tribal Jails. We Found Death, Neglect And Disrepair

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Therapist Kiki Radermacher was one of the first members of a mobile crisis response unit in Missoula, Mont., which started responding to emergency mental health calls last year. That pilot project becomes permanent in July and is one of six such teams in the state — up from one in 2019. Katheryn Houghton/KHN hide caption

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How To Control (And Even Use) Your Anger — With Meditation

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Vivek Murthy, then a nominee for U.S. surgeon general, testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Feb. 25 in Washington, D.C. Murthy also served as surgeon general in the Obama and Trump administrations. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian softball players, the first foreign team to arrive for the Tokyo Olympic Games, wave from their bus after arriving at Narita International Airport on June 1. Eugene Hoshiko/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Washington is offering free, pre-rolled joints to adults who get the COVID-19 vaccine. Here, a person smokes a joint in The Netherlands. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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