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CDC and Health Partners Responding to Monkeypox Case in the U.S.

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to investigate a case of monkeypox in a Massachusetts resident who had recently traveled to Canada by private transportation. Testing in Massachusetts found orthopox virus infection Tuesday night, and CDC labs confirmed as monkeypox this afternoon. […]

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U.S. Soccer, USWNT & USMNT Players Achieve Equal Pay with Identical Economic Terms; First Federation to Equalize FIFA World Cup Prize Money

CHICAGO (MAY 18, 2022) – The United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA) have agreed to terms of historic, first-of-their-kind collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that achieve equal pay and set the global standard moving forward in international soccer. […]

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Statement by President Joe Biden on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Jill and I stand in support and solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex, (LGBTQI+) people in the United States and around the world. And we join with Americans across the country to reaffirm our commitment to the ongoing work of upholding human dignity […]

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Justice Department Files Complaint and Proposed Consent Decree to Ensure Safety of Abbott Laboratories’ Infant Formula

WASHINGTON — The United States has filed a complaint and a proposed consent decree that, if entered by a federal court in the Western District of Michigan, would allow Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) to resume manufacturing powdered infant formula at its Sturgis, Michigan, facility but also would require the company to take specific measures designed to […]

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CFPB Releases Report on Mortgage Servicing Metrics

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 16, 2022 — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report examining mortgage servicers’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data, collected across 16 large servicers from May through December 2021, reveal homeowners continue to face significant risks and challenges connected to working with their mortgage servicers. This problem is […]

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U.S. hospices vary widely in prescribing of “comfort kit” medications

When a person nearing the end of their life enters hospice care, their hospice agency’s doctors may prescribe a “comfort kit” of small amounts of medications that their caregivers can give them in case of urgent, distressing symptoms such as severe anxiety, agitation, delirium, nausea and more. They may also get other prescriptions as their […]

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Cutting air pollution emissions would save 50,000 U.S. lives, $600 billion each year

MADISON, Wis. May 16, 2022 — Eliminating air pollution emissions from energy-related activities in the United States would prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths each year and provide more than $600 billion in benefits each year from avoided illness and death, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers. Published today in the […]

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Select Committee Subpoenas Five Members of Congress

Washington, DC, May 12, 2022—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) today announced that the Select Committee has subpoenaed Representatives Kevin McCarthy, Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks for deposition testimony as part of the committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol and its causes. The Select Committee is subpoenaing […]

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Department of the Interior Releases Investigative Report, Outlines Next Steps in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2022 — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland today released Volume 1 of the investigative report called for as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive effort to address the troubled legacy of federal Indian boarding school policies. This report lays the groundwork for […]

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LGBTQ people four times more likely than non-LGBTQ peers to choose a college away from home to find acceptance

May 11, 2022 – A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds LGBTQ people were four times more likely than non-LGBTQ people to report having picked a college in a different city or state in search of […]

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On Senate Floor, Warren Calls on Senate to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act and Fight Back Against Republican Extremism

Washington, D.C. May 10, 2022 – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor of the Senate on the need to protect the Constitutional right to abortion and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would enshrine the right to an abortion in federal law. This comes after […]

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Study: Cost-Related Barriers Prevent Low-Income Women in the U.S. from Using Their Preferred Contraceptive Method

May 10, 2022 – Up to 40% of women with low incomes in the United States would use a different contraceptive method—or would start using a method—if cost were not a factor, according to a new Guttmacher Institute study published today. National data from 2015–2019 suggest that 23% of low-income female contraceptive users* would prefer to […]

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Draft Overturning Roe v. Wade Quotes Infamous Witch Trial Judge With Long-Discredited Ideas on Rape

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, in a draft opinion obtained and published this week by Politico, detailed his justifications for overturning Roe v. Wade, he invoked a surprising name given […]

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Chair Raskin, Ranking Member Mace Request Justice Department Briefing on Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

Rep. Jamie Raskin and Rep. Nancy Mace, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting information about the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) efforts to address longstanding abuses of its Equitable Sharing Program, which allows state and local governments to partner with DOJ by transferring […]