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Pediatrician Emy Jean-Marie, center, holds her nine-month-old son Adedeji Adebayo, Emiola Adebayo, 3, on her lap as Dr. Nizar Dowla, right, administers a vaccine while       Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, left, looks on, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Borinquen Health Care Center in Miami. Florida is the only state that didn't pre-order the under-5 vaccine, and state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has recommended against vaccinating healthy children.

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

Pediatrician Emy Jean-Marie, center, holds her nine-month-old son Adedeji Adebayo, Emiola Adebayo, 3, on her lap as Dr. Nizar Dowla, right, administers a vaccine while       Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, left, looks on, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Borinquen Health Care Center in Miami. Florida is the only state that didn't pre-order the under-5 vaccine, and state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has recommended against vaccinating healthy children.

June 30, 2022, 8:07am Health

The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization. Read story

Russian lawmakers approve bill on banning foreign media

June 30, 2022, 7:51am Nation & World

The lower house of Russia’s parliament gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries’ actions against Russian news outlets. Read story

FILE - Abortion-rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The Supreme Court's ruling allowing states to regulate abortion has set off a mad travel scramble across the country to direct patients to states that still allow the procedure.

Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

FILE - Abortion-rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The Supreme Court's ruling allowing states to regulate abortion has set off a mad travel scramble across the country to direct patients to states that still allow the procedure.

June 29, 2022, 6:31pm Nation & World

They call her, desperate, scared and often broke. Some are rape and domestic violence victims. Others are new mothers, still breastfeeding infants. Another pregnancy so soon, they say, is something they just can’t handle. Read story

Firefighters coordinate the ground fire attack on the Rices Fire Tuesday, June 28, 2022, off of Troost Trail, in North San Juan, Calif.

Sierra Nevada wildfire grows, threatens rural communities

Firefighters coordinate the ground fire attack on the Rices Fire Tuesday, June 28, 2022, off of Troost Trail, in North San Juan, Calif.

June 29, 2022, 5:21pm Nation & World

A Sierra Nevada wildfire destroyed four structures and was a threat to more than 500 homes and other buildings, California authorities said Wednesday. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus,, June 17, 2022, in Washington. A growing and overwhelming majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy continues to plague President Joe Biden.

Poll: Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus,, June 17, 2022, in Washington. A growing and overwhelming majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy continues to plague President Joe Biden.

June 29, 2022, 5:21pm Nation & World

An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden. Read story

World War II veteran Hershel "Woody" Williams, center, stands with fellow Marines at the Charles E. Shelton Freedom Memorial at Smothers Park on April 6, 2019, in Owensboro, Ky.

Last WWII Medal of Honor recipient dead at 98

World War II veteran Hershel "Woody" Williams, center, stands with fellow Marines at the Charles E. Shelton Freedom Memorial at Smothers Park on April 6, 2019, in Owensboro, Ky.

June 29, 2022, 5:19pm Nation & World

Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98. Read story

Sheriff: Beacon led team to man mauled by grizzly in Wyoming

June 29, 2022, 3:27pm Nation & World

A distress signal initially thought to be from a crashed aircraft led searchers to a backpacker who’d been mauled by a grizzly bear in a remote Wyoming wilderness, according to sheriff’s officials. Read story

FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Leadership Forum at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, May 27, 2022, in Houston. New York's highest court rejected Trump's last-ditch effort to avoid testifying in the state attorney general's civil investigation into his business practices on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, clearing the way for his deposition in July.

Judge ends Trump contempt order after lengthy legal fight

FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Leadership Forum at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, May 27, 2022, in Houston. New York's highest court rejected Trump's last-ditch effort to avoid testifying in the state attorney general's civil investigation into his business practices on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, clearing the way for his deposition in July.

June 29, 2022, 3:19pm Nation & World

Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of court, a New York judge ruled Wednesday. Read story

Donele Wilkins, founder of Green Door Initiative, a group that does environmental workforce development, stands in the field next to her childhood home where her company is developing a solar community hub, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Detroit. Fourteen smaller environmental justice organizations from around the United States, including Green Door Initiative, have begun to receive money under the Justice40 initiative to improve the environment in disadvantaged communities and help them prepare for climate change.

Funds for climate justice flow to groups around the U.S.

Donele Wilkins, founder of Green Door Initiative, a group that does environmental workforce development, stands in the field next to her childhood home where her company is developing a solar community hub, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Detroit. Fourteen smaller environmental justice organizations from around the United States, including Green Door Initiative, have begun to receive money under the Justice40 initiative to improve the environment in disadvantaged communities and help them prepare for climate change.

June 29, 2022, 2:20pm Nation & World

Fourteen environmental justice organizations from around the United States have begun to receive money under the Justice40 initiative, a business accelerator announced Wednesday. The Justice40 Accelerator said the groups will receive some $3 million for work ranging from solar training in Detroit, to renovating homes to better withstand extreme weather,… Read story

FILE - The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a media conference at an EU Africa summit in Brussels on Feb. 18, 2022 .The head of the World Health Organization criticized the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v.

WHO chief: U.S. abortion ruling ‘a setback,’ will cost lives

FILE - The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a media conference at an EU Africa summit in Brussels on Feb. 18, 2022 .The head of the World Health Organization criticized the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v.

June 29, 2022, 2:01pm Nation & World

The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, saying the decision to no longer recognize a constitutional right to abortion was “a setback” that would ultimately cost lives. Read story