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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, D.C. A rule finalized by the Trump administration's HHS on the day before President Biden took office is a "ticking time bomb" left to suck up time and resources at the agency, say lawyers now challenging that Trump rule in court. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawsuit Argues 'Ticking Time Bomb' Could Invalidate Thousands Of Health Rules

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Xavier Becerra, President Biden's nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, contended with critics of abortion rights on the first day of his confirmation hearings Tuesday. Sarah Silbiger/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An inspector general's survey of U.S. hospitals finds them scrambling for supplies — even food and toilet paper. They've had to get masks from nontraditional places like autobody shops and nail salons, and also ask for handmade donations. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Hospitals Surveyed Plea For More Federal Coordination Of Testing And Supplies

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The Southwest Key-Casa Padre Facility in Brownsville, Texas, formerly a Walmart, is one of more than 150 federally contracted shelters for unaccompanied minors that will lose educational and legal programs as a result of the mandate by Health and Human Services. Sergio Flores/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion-rights activists gathered for a news conference in New York City Monday to protest the Trump administration's proposed restrictions on family planning providers. The rule would force any medical provider receiving federal assistance to refuse to promote, refer for, perform or support abortion as a method of family planning. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, shown here at a discussion about opioids on Thursday, drew fire for his use of private jets. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says "We're losing as a nation," when it comes to opioid abuse. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Communities Key To Fighting Opioid Crisis, HHS Secretary Says

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is likely to have a very long day when she testifies before Congress about the Affordable Care Act website problems. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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