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The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for unpaid caregivers, with many reporting symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Portra Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Unpaid Caregivers Were Already Struggling. It's Only Gotten Worse During The Pandemic

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The Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline are seen as fireworks go off in New York Harbor in celebration of reaching 70% of New York adults having received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Will The U.S. Meet Its July 4 Vaccination Goal? Your State May Already Have

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A general view of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013. The embassy is facing a coronavirus outbreak, according to the State Department. Ahmad Nazar/AP hide caption

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A teen gets a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last month at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami. Nearly 7 million U.S. teens and preteens (ages 12 through 17) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far, the CDC says. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator holds a sign in support of the Affordable Care Act in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last November. On Thursday, the justices did just that. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Obamacare Wins For The 3rd Time At The Supreme Court

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Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology during the Feb. 3 visit of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that triggered a pandemic. Hector Retamal /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Kayla Northam's weight topped 300 pounds as a teenager. She'd started to develop diabetes, and liver and joint problems before seeking bariatric surgery about a decade ago at age 18. Kayla Northam hide caption

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Bariatric Surgery Works, But Isn't Offered To Most Teens Who Have Severe Obesity

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In this March 18, 2021 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Dr. Fauci Says The Risks From The Delta Variant Underscore The Importance Of Vaccines

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in December. The Fed said on Wednesday it will continue providing support to the economy despite the rise in consumer prices. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Will Continue Supporting The Economy Despite Surging Prices

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A sticker reads, "I got vaccinated," at a vaccination site inside Penn Station last month in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Royal Caribbean had been set to launch the Odyssey of the Seas on its first cruise with passengers in early July. But positive coronavirus tests among the crew have forced the voyage to be delayed for four weeks. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Photos provided by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Workers' Party meetings in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 8 (left) and June 15. Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service, File/AP hide caption

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Christina Campos, administrator of the Guadalupe County Hospital, says the community has been hit with several large outbreaks of the virus, most recently in May, which has bolstered vaccination rates. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Despite Odds Stacked Against It, New Mexico's Vaccination Rate Is Near The Top

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5 Ways To Stop Summer Colds From Making The Rounds In Your Family

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Gay and bisexual men in England, Scotland, and Wales can now donate blood, plasma and platelets under certain circumstances without having to wait three months, the National Health Service announced this week. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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