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President Joe Biden talks about the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 from the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.  Millions of health care workers across the U.S. were supposed to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this coming Monday, Dec. 6 under a mandate from President Joe Biden's administration. But that has been placed on hold by federal judges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Who must follow Biden’s vaccine mandates?

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FILE - Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, Sept. 30, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra is ordering Medicare to reassess a big premium increase facing millions of seniors this year. The increase was largely attributed to a pricey new Alzheimer’s drug with questionable benefits. Becerra’s directive on Monday comes days after drugmaker Biogen slashed the price of its $56,000-a-year medication, Aduhelm, to $28,200 a year — a cut of about half.  (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP, File)

Watchdog: HHS failing on health crises, deemed ‘high risk’

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The healthcare.gov website is seen, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 in Fort Washington, Md. Some 14.5 million Americans got health insurance for this year under the Obama-era health law, President Joe Biden said Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden says 14.5M get health care under Obama law, with help

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The gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase 'Arbeit macht frei' (work sets you free) stands open in Oranienburg, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. On Thursday Jan. 27, 2022 the International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Jan. 27, 1945. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

World remembers Holocaust as antisemitism rises in pandemic

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FILE - Travelers pass a sign near a COVID-19 testing site in Terminal E at Logan Airport, on Dec. 21, 2021, in Boston. A new AP-NORC poll shows that few Americans – just 15% – say they'll consider the pandemic over only when COVID-19 is largely eliminated. By contrast, 83% say they'll feel like the pandemic is over when it's largely a mild illness, like the seasonal flu. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll

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Visitors walk across the Yalu River Broken Bridge, right, next to the Friendship Bridge connecting China and North Korea in Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning province, Sept. 9, 2017. After spending two years in a strict lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea may finally be opening up — slowly. The reason could reflect a growing sense of recognition by the leadership that the nation badly needs to win outside economic relief. (AP Photo/Emily Wang, File)

N. Korea, after harsh 2-year lockdown, slowly reopens border

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A driver places a swab into a vial at a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. A requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19 kicks in Thursday, Jan. 27,  for millions of health care workers in about half the states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers

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