Heather Ousley sits with her older children Elliannah, 15, right, and Samuel, 13, in front of their home in Merriam, Kan, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Ousley was thrilled when she heard the FDA was expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 and was hoping to get her kids vaccinated as soon as she can. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
US Parents Excited over Prospect of Virus Shots for Children
  • 5 May 2021
After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year-old son with a rare liver...
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Canada Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine for Age 12 and Older
  • 5 May 2021
The vaccine was previously authorized for anyone 16 or older.
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 20, 2021, file photo, a man wearing a cannabis costume hands out marijuana cigarettes in New York during a "Joints for Jabs" event, where adults who showed their COVID-19 vaccination cards received a free joint. Free beer, pot and doughnuts. Savings bonds. A raffle ticket for a snowmobile. Places around the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation’s slowing vaccination drive and get reluctant Americans to roll up their sleeves. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Free Rides, Beer and Savings Bonds: Vaccinators Get Creative
  • 29 April 2021
Places around the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation’s slowing vaccination...
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FILE - This May 17, 2018 file photo shows packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco. On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration pledged again to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
US Vows Again to Ban Menthol Flavor in Cigarettes, Cigars
  • 29 April 2021
The action would also ban menthol and fruity flavors from low-cost, small cigars, which are...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2019, file photo, people wait for a Senate hearing to begin to discuss a fetal heartbeat abortion ban, or possibly something more restrictive in Nashville, Tenn. The assertion by proponents that abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy “stops a beating heart” was arguably the stroke of political genius that helped so-called “heartbeat bills” defy constitutional concerns to become law in 12 states. None has taken effect due to court challenges, the latest being argued Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
‘Fetal Heartbeat’ in Abortion Laws Taps Emotion, Not Science
  • 28 April 2021
Abortion bans pegged to the “fetal heartbeat” concept have been signed into law in 13...
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FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. The U.S. government is easing requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using the medication. New guidelines announced Tuesday, April 27, 2021, mean doctors will no longer need eight hours of training to prescribe buprenorphine. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
US Lifts Barriers to Prescribing Addiction Treatment Drug
  • 27 April 2021
The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2021, file photo, people wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait in line to receive COVID-19 vaccines at a site in Philadelphia. Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states, including Pennsylvania — a situation that puts pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
CDC Says Many Americans Can Now Go Outside Without a Mask
  • 27 April 2021
The change comes as more than half of U.S. adults have gotten at least one...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. Biden has touted administering 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine before his first 100 days in office and signaled it is time for the U.S. to begin sharing its surplus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
US to Share AstraZeneca Shots with World After Safety Check
  • 26 April 2021
“Given the strong portfolio of vaccines that the U.S. already has and that have been...
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A relative of a person who died of COVID-19 reacts at a crematorium in Jammu, India, Sunday, April 25, 2021. India’s crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of infections tearing through the populous country with terrifying speed, depleting the supply of life-saving oxygen to critical levels and leaving patients to die while waiting in line to see doctors. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
US Pledges Medical Aid for India To Combat COVID-19 Surge
  • 25 April 2021
The U.S. is pledging immediate medical aid to India to help combat its surge in...
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Registered Nurse Monica Quintana dons protective gear before entering a room at the William Beaumont hospital, April 21, 2021 in Royal Oak, Mich. Beaumont Health warned that its hospitals and staff had hit critical capacity levels. Michigan has become the current national hotspot for COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations at a time when more than half the U.S. adult population has been vaccinated and other states have seen the virus diminish substantially. Beaumont Health warned that its hospitals and staff had hit critical capacity levels. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan Became Hotspot as Variants Rose and Vigilance Fell
  • 25 April 2021
Michigan has become the current national hotspot for COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations at a time...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2021 file photo, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is seen at a pop up vaccination site in the Staten Island borough of New York. With a green light from federal health officials, several states resumed use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday, April 24. Among the venues where it's being deployed is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where free vaccinations were available to anyone 18 or older. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
With OK from Experts, Some States Resume Use of J&J Vaccine
  • 24 April 2021
U.S. health officials said on April 23, 2021, that they were lifting an 11-day pause...
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FILE - Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News arrives prior to the second and final presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 22, 2020. Welker is revealing her struggles with infertility. She and her husband, John Hughes, are expecting the birth of a daughter this June through a surrogate. NBC said Welker would be doing stories about infertility on the weekend edition of “Today.” (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
NBC’s Kristen Welker Reveals Difficulties with Infertility
  • 23 April 2021
NBC News’ Kristen Welker, shortly before she expects the birth of a daughter through a...
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