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National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins served for 12 years under three presidents and presided over an expansion of the agency's budget and efforts to develop new cures to diseases. Graeme Jennings/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Black Equity Coalition, a grassroots team of researchers and advocates, meet regularly to discuss how they can use data to uncover life-threatening disparities between white and Black Pittsburgh. (Top left to right) Kellie Ware, Karen Abrams, Tiffany Gary-Webb, Mark Lewis and Fred Brown. Martha Rial hide caption

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Art Montagne in Honolulu, 1940; his letter to his mom, December 1941; and the American destroyer USS Shaw exploding during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Renee Montagne; Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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One of the Home Bed assist handles recalled by Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. The company is recalling both its Bed Assist Handles and Bed Assist Rail after two deaths were reported. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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President Biden told reporters on Monday that the U.S. pays the highest prescription drug prices in the developed world and that he wants Congress to pass his Build Back Better bill. That measure would cap the cost of some medications. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Hanukkah is a busy week for Wyoming's only rabbi

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Abdulrazak Gurnah, a Tanzanian-born novelist and academic who lives in the U.K., poses with his 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature medal after being presented it at the Swedish ambassador's residence in London. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, joined by Attorney General Merrick Garland, announces that the Justice Department was suing Texas over its recent redistricting map. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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A planned merger between former President Donald Trump's social media startup and a so-called special purpose acquisition company, or a shell company, is being investigated by regulators. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness entrant Medina Spirit is bathed ahead of the Preakness Stakes on May 12, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators rally against laws the limit access to abortion at the Texas State Capitol on October 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Women's March and other groups organized marches across the country to protest a new abortion law in Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images hide caption

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Prescribing abortion pills online or mailing them in Texas can now land you in jail

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Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., is facing a backlash after posting a photo showing him and his family holding guns in front of a Christmas tree. He's seen here drawing a handgun from his pocket during a pro-gun rally in Frankfort on Jan. 31, 2020. Bryan Woolston/Getty Images hide caption

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Kieran Culkin says the cursing on Succession has affected his speech: "The F-word just slides out of me." Macall B. Polay/HBO hide caption

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Kieran Culkin is having fun with 'Succession' — and he hopes you are too

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Travelers arrive for flights at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Nov. 30. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Omicron spreads uncertainty about holiday travel and dampens recovery for airlines

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