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2 hours ago

Dems rally around abortion. Are they reaching Black voters?

Democratic hopefuls in Wisconsin see abortion as the issue that will carry them to election wins in November, but efforts to reach Black voters on the topic are sparse
2 hours ago
Valeri Langston is seen at a rally for Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes at John Marshall High School Friday, July 15, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
3 hours ago

Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

The president was headed to a reunion with first lady Jill Biden in Delaware.
3 hours ago
President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
3 hours ago

Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK

The Senate has worked overnight and into the morning as Democrats push their election-year economic package toward passage
3 hours ago
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., answers one final question before leaving after a news conference Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
August 07

Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle

A divided Senate has voted to start debating Democrats’ election-year economic bill
August 07
FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate parliamentarian narrowed Democrats' plan for curbing drug prices but left it largely unscathed Saturday, Democrats said, as party leaders prepared to start moving their sprawling economic bill through the chamber. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
August 06

Adult at Illinois day care tests positive for monkeypox

Several children may have been exposed to the virus, according to health officials in Illinois.
August 06
Several children may have been exposed to the virus, according to health officials in Illinois.
August 06

Biden team, Eli Lilly condemn new Indiana abortion ban

Eli Lilly and Co. and the administration of President Joe Biden have condemned Indiana’s new ban on abortions
August 06
Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors and cheer outside legislative chambers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, as lawmakers vote to concur on a near-total abortion ban, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers)
August 06

Biden tests negative for COVID, isolating until 2nd negative

President Joe Biden's doctor says the 79-year-old president has tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test
August 06
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the White House in Washington. Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday morning but will continue to isolate until a second negative test, his doctor said. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)
August 06

Indiana governor signs bill banning nearly all abortions into law

The bill replaces the current 22-week ban in the state.
August 06
Demonstrators shout outside the Senate chambers before the start of special session at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, July 30, 2022.
August 06

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown

Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown
August 06
A woman has her throat swabbed for a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 06

What went right -- and wrong -- in the US public health response to monkeypox

Experts say the U.S. should have rapidly distributed tests and vaccines.
August 06
People line up at a monkeypox vaccination site, July 28, 2022, in Encino, Calif.
August 06

Some South Carolina Republicans pause at abortion ban brink

Some South Carolina lawmakers who oppose abortion are being cautious when it comes to tightening the state's already restrictive laws even further
August 06
August 06

The monkeypox vaccination technique that could save doses

Intradermal vaccination can save supplies and protect more people.
August 06
A registered nurse prepares a dose of a Monkeypox vaccine at the Salt Lake County Health Department, July 28, 2022, in Salt Lake City.
August 06

Ukraine grain shipments offer hope, not fix to food crisis

A ship bringing corn to Lebanon is offering hope after becoming the first to depart a Ukrainian Black Sea port since Russia invaded
August 06
FILE - Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. officials arrive to the cargo ship Razoni for inspection while it is anchored at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, loaded up with 26,000 tons of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion, and set sail from Odesa Monday, August 1, 2022. Its final destination is Lebanon, with estimated arrival date on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)
August 05

Indiana Legislature 1st to approve abortion ban post Roe

Indiana has become the first state in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that overturned Roe v. Wade
August 05
Indiana Republican House Speaker Todd Huston, left, and Republican Rep. Wendy McNamara, right, speak with reporters after the Indiana House approved a near-total abortion ban at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. The legislation returns to the Senate to confer on the House changes. (AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers)
August 05

Officials: Central Illinois day care worker has monkeypox

Health officials say a central Illinois day care worker has monkeypox but that it has not spread to others at the center
August 05
August 05

Parents of child who died from fentanyl charged with murder

Prosecutors in Northern California have filed murder charges against the parents of a 15-month-old who died in May after she ingested fentanyl authorities believe her mother had been using
August 05
Evan Frostick talks to his public defender after he was taken into custody and charged with murder and child cruelty in Sonoma County Superior Court in Santa Rosa, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Prosecutors in Northern California filed murder charges against the parents of a 15-month-old toddler who died in May after she ingested fentanyl authorities believe her mother had been using. Prosecutors on Thursday also charged Evan Frostick, 26, and Madison Bernard, 23, with child cruelty and tacked on a sentence-enhancing charge alleging their actions willfully caused the suffering of a child, the Press Democrat reported. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP)
August 05

Ex-officer sentenced in rough arrest of woman with dementia

A former Colorado police officer who did not stop another officer from being rough with a 73-year-old woman with dementia has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years of probation
August 05
FILE - This video from Loveland Police Department body camera footage shows Karen Garner on the ground while being arrested on June 26, 2020. A former Colorado police officer who did not stop another officer from being rough with the 73-year-old woman with dementia has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years of probation. Daria Jalali was sentenced Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Fort Collins, Colo. (Loveland Police Department via AP, File)
August 05

How public health policy has struggled with monkeypox response

Public health officials were slow to respond to COVID-19 and have also been slow in the response to growing monkeypox concerns, some experts said.
August 05
Public health officials were slow to respond to COVID-19 and have also been slow in the response to growing monkeypox concerns, some experts said.
August 05

Adult at day care tests positive for monkeypox, children potentially exposed

No additional cases of monkeypox have been discovered yet.
August 05
This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.
August 05

5th abortion clinic opened in Kansas in lead up to vote

Planned Parenthood quietly opened another abortion clinic in Kansas in the lead up to a decisive statewide vote in favor of protecting abortion access
August 05
August 05

3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn have left Ukrainian ports
August 05
Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. officials arrive to the cargo ship Razoni for inspection while it is anchored at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni, loaded up with 26,000 tons of corn, is the first cargo ship to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion, and set sail from Odesa Monday, August 1, 2022. Its final destination is Lebanon. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 05

US monkeypox cases surpass 7,000 amid public health emergency

Dr. John Brownstein, epidemiologist and ABC News contributor, discusses details of the monkeypox outbreak and questions surrounding vaccines.
August 05
VIDEO: US monkeypox cases surpass 7,000 amid public health emergency
August 05

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a right to abortion, it sparked legal changes and court challenges in states nationwide
August 05
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 05

Novavax's COVID vaccine rollout off to sluggish start with just 7,000 doses

There are still 26 million American adults who remain completely unvaccinated.
August 05
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pa., Aug. 1, 2022. Novavax's protein-based Covid-19 vaccine received long-sought US emergency-use authorization in July.
August 05

ABC News Live: Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Plus, Democrats secure key support for the climate and tax bill, and the DOJ indicts four officers involved in a raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor.
August 05
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency
August 05

United States reports over 7,000 monkeypox cases

ABC News’ medical contributor and epidemiologist Dr. John Brownstein has the latest on the monkeypox emergency and the FDA’s approach to allocating vaccinations.
August 05
VIDEO: United States reports over 7,000 monkeypox cases
August 05

UK: 'Early signs' that monkeypox outbreak may be peaking

British health authorities say the monkeypox outbreak across the country may be peaking and that the epidemic’s growth rate has slowed
August 05
This image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. The World Health Organization recently declared the expanding monkeypox outbreak a global emergency. It is WHO’s highest level of alert, but the designation does not necessarily mean a disease is particularly transmissible or lethal. (NIAID via AP)
August 05

United States declares monkeypox a public health emergency amid a rise in cases

ABC News’ medical contributor, Dr. Alok Patel, discusses the latest on the monkeypox emergency as the Biden administration looks for ways to ramp up vaccine production.
August 05
VIDEO: United States declares monkeypox a public health emergency amid a rise in cases
August 05

Spain leads Europe in monkeypox, struggles to check spread

Spain is struggling to curtail Europe's leading monkeypox outbreak since the disease spread beyond Africa
August 05
FILE - Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel holds a bottle of Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif. Spain is struggling to curtail Europe's leading monkeypox outbreak since the disease spread beyond Africa. The southern European nation counts over 4,500 cases and two men have died from the disease. Authorities and groups in the LGBTQ community are honing their campaigns to get vaccines to the most needy members of the most affected demographic so far. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
August 05

German police raid home over threats made to Austrian doctor

German prosecutors say they have conducted a search at the home of a man suspected of threatening a doctor whose death shocked neighboring Austria
August 05
August 05

EXPLAINER: Why is insulin so expensive and difficult to cap?

Reining in the soaring prices of insulin has thus far been elusive in Congress, although Democrats say they’ll try again — as part of their economic package that focuses on health and climate
August 05
FILE - Insulin is displayed at Pucci's Pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif., July 8, 2022. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. said this week that Democrats planned to add language to the economic package focused on climate and health care that will be aimed at reducing patients' costs of insulin, the diabetes drug that can cost hundreds of dollars monthly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 05

Spain reports first deaths from acute hepatitis in children

Spain has reported its first two deaths from acute hepatitis, or liver inflammation, among children
August 05
August 05

Germany's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Germany’s health minister, an epidemiologist by training who has led the country’s fight against COVID-19 since December, has tested positive for the coronavirus
August 05
August 05

EXPLAINER: Why is insulin so expensive and difficult to cap?

Reining in the soaring prices of insulin has thus far been elusive in Congress, although Democrats say they’ll try again — as part of their economic package that focuses on health and climate
August 05
FILE - Insulin is displayed at Pucci's Pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif., July 8, 2022. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. said this week that Democrats planned to add language to the economic package focused on climate and health care that will be aimed at reducing patients' costs of insulin, the diabetes drug that can cost hundreds of dollars monthly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 04

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

The U.S. has declared a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the outbreak of monkeypox that already has infected more than 7,100 Americans
August 04
FILE - Daniel Rofin, 41, receives a vaccine against Monkeypox from a health professional in medical center in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Public health officials warn that moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a more dangerous version of the disease and risk continued spillovers of the virus into humans. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
August 04

Louisiana abortion providers file appeal, hope to block ban

Access to abortion in Louisiana has been back-and-forth for weeks — with the state’s three clinics relying on rulings and temporary restraining orders to continue operations
August 04
An abortion rights advocate demonstrates outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse, Monday July 18, 2022, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)
August 04

7 ways to reduce your risk of monkeypox

The virus may start to spread and begin to affect different demographic groups.
August 04
A vial of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine sits on a table at a pop-up vaccination clinic opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library, Aug. 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, Calif.
August 04

Missouri Dems turn to Illinois, Kansas for abortion help

A top Democratic state lawmaker is asking Illinois and Kansas to cover emergency abortions for Missouri Medicaid patients
August 04
August 04

Will abortion be on more state ballots after Kansas vote?

Abortion rights opponents were shocked and abortion advocates energized by a decisive statewide vote in heavily Republican Kansas this week in favor of protecting abortion access
August 04
Ben Kennedy, left, and Alyssa Winters, left, wait at a door to speak with prospective voters about a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would allow legislators to further restrict or ban abortion, Friday, July 8, 2022, in Olathe, Kan. They are among about 300 college students brought into Kansas by the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America group, which backs the measure. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
August 04

Louisiana abortion providers file appeal, hope to block ban

Access to abortion in Louisiana has been back-and-forth for weeks — with the state’s three clinics relying on rulings and temporary restraining orders to continue operations
August 04
An abortion rights advocate demonstrates outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse, Monday July 18, 2022, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Stephen Smith)
August 04

Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Dr. John Brownstein, an epidemiologist and ABC News medical contributor, talks about the severity, symptoms and spread of monkeypox.
August 04
VIDEO: Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency
August 04

Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency

More than 6,600 cases have been reported in the U.S., data shows.
August 04
Healthcare workers with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene help people register for the monkeypox vaccine at one of the City's vaccination sites, July 26, 2022, in New York.
August 04

Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency

More than 6,600 cases have been reported in the U.S., data shows.
August 04
More than 6,600 cases have been reported in the U.S., data shows.
August 04

AP sources: US to declare monkeypox a public health emergency to bolster federal response to growing outbreak

AP sources: US to declare monkeypox a public health emergency to bolster federal response to growing outbreak
August 04
August 04

Africa CDC says gay sex 'not relevant' in monkeypox there

Africa’s public health agency says it doesn’t know how many of the continent’s reported monkeypox cases this year are in men who have sex with men
August 04
FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Africa’s public health agency says it doesn’t know how many of the continent's reported monkeypox cases this year are in men who have sex with men, and it warned Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 against “any stigmatization” that might delay case reporting and affect the outbreak response. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)
August 04

Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life

Pope Francis has promoted a Vatican nurse to be his “personal health care assistant” The Vatican announced the appointment of Massimiliano Strappetti on Thursday
August 04
Massimiliano Strappetti, left, watches Pope Francis putting on an indigenous headdress during a meeting with indigenous communities, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Maskwacis, Canada, Monday, July 25, 2022. Francis has promoted the Vatican nurse whom he credited with saving his life to be his "personal health care assistant." The Vatican announced the appointment of Massimiliano Strappetti, currently the nursing coordinator of the Vatican's health department, in a one-line statement Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
August 03

Abortion vote in Kansas sparks new hope for Dems in midterms

Democrats are celebrating a stunning victory for abortion rights in Republican stronghold Kansas as proof that the issue could turn back a Republican wave this fall
August 03
President Joe Biden speaks virtually from the Indian Treaty Room on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, on securing access to reproductive and other health during the first meeting of the interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access. Vice President Kamala Harris, third from right, and other administration officials listen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 03

Tennessee sues Walgreens over opioid prescription onslaught

Tennessee’s attorney general is suing Walgreens over the state's opioid crisis
August 03
August 03

EXPLAINER: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?

The Biden administration has filed its first legal challenge to a state abortion ban since the end of Roe v. Wade with a case that could allow hospitals to keep giving women abortion-related medical care in serious medical situations
August 03
Vice President Kamala Harris, right, speaks in the Indian Treaty Room on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, on securing access to reproductive and other health during the first meeting of the interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access. President Joe Biden attends virtually and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, left, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, attend in person. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 03

Idaho's top court latest in red state to weigh abortion ban

In deeply conservative Idaho, it's expected that abortion will be banned eventually, but abortion rights advocates are continuing their legal challenges
August 03
People line up outside the Indiana House chamber in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, ahead of its morning session to hear testimony on the Senate-approved abortion ban now in consideration by the House. (AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers)