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Kamala Harris Allies and Key Democrats Rally Around the Vice President Amid Speculation She Should Be Replaced on the Ticket

The vice president has faced renewed calls from some pundits and columnists to be dropped from the ticket amid heightened concerns about the president’s age and doubts over her ability to lead if Biden were no longer able.

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How to Order Free COVID-19 Tests Starting Monday

The tests coming available soon are intended for use through the end of 2023 and will include instructions on how to verify extended expiration dates, HHS said in an announcement Wednesday.

Sergio Brown speaks during an NFL event for kids in south London in 2015. (Matt Dunham / AP)

Search for Former NFL Player Sergio Brown Continues After Mother Found Dead in West Suburb. Here’s What’s Known

The search continues for former NFL player Sergio Brown after his mother was found dead with assault injuries near a creek behind her suburban Chicago home, according to the Maywood Police Department.

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Family of 4 Found Fatally Shot in Their Romeoville Home, Police Investigating As a Murder

The two adults, their two children and the dogs were found with gunshot wounds in their home in Romeoville, officials said. Police do not consider the deaths a murder-suicide and are investigating the incident as a murder. 

Sergio Brown is shown here helping to coach a team of local school children on July 15, 2015, in London, England. (Dan Mullan / Getty Images via CNN)

Former NFL Player Sergio Brown Missing After His Mother’s Death Ruled a Homicide in Maywood

Authorities discovered the body of 73-year-old Myrtle Brown on Saturday after relatives alerted police they’d been unable to find or contact her or her son, the Maywood Police Department said in a news release.

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FDA Warns CVS, Walgreens and Other Companies Over Unapproved and Illegally Marketed Eye Treatment Products

The agency said the products are illegally marketed to treat conditions including conjunctivitis — known as pink eye — glaucoma and cataracts, and some of the warnings cited sterility issues with the products.

Google HQ is seen in Mountain View, California, United States on September 26, 2022. (Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

Landmark Google Trial Opens With Sweeping DOJ Accusations of Illegal Monopolization

Prosecutors opened a landmark antitrust trial against Google with sweeping allegations that the company intentionally stifled competition challenging its massive search engine, accusing the tech giant of spending billions to operate an illegal monopoly that has harmed every computer and mobile device user in the U.S.

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Recommended for Everyone 6 Months and Older, CDC Says

The endorsement from the CDC and the committee means the vaccines will be covered by public and private insurance plans. The new vaccines have been updated to fend off the currently circulating viruses that cause COVID-19.

Brian Ong, CVS pharmacist, draws up syringes with the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine as he works at Peninsula Del Rey at the vaccine clinic where Covid-19 vaccinations are given at the senior living community on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Daly City, Calif. CVS administered the vaccine clinic. (Lea Suzuki / San Francisco Chronicle / AP)

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines That Target Circulating Variants Get FDA Approval

A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group is scheduled to meet to discuss COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday, meaning the vaccines could become available within just a few days, 

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Long-Lost Shipwreck From 1880s Discovered in Lake Michigan, Historical Society Says

According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Trinidad was built for the Great Lakes grain trade between Milwaukee, Chicago, Buffalo and Oswego. The ship’s owners did not invest much money into its upkeep, leaving its career relatively short.

With students back in the classroom, one expert doesn’t think mask requirements are necessary, but that each family should consider its specific situation. (Maskot / Getty Images)

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, What Precautions Should You Be Taking Now? A Doctor Explains

COVID-19 hospital admissions are up more than 18% in the most recent week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some experts are encouraging a return to masking, especially for older adults and individuals most vulnerable to severe disease.

Overdose deaths with evidence of counterfeit pill use became more than twice as common between the second half of 2019 and the end of 2021, according to a new CDC report. (Tomas Nevesely / iStockphoto / Getty Images)

Counterfeit Pills Involved in Growing Share of Overdose Deaths in the US, CDC Study Finds

Illicitly manufactured fentanyl was involved in nearly all overdose deaths with evidence of counterfeit pills use, including more than two out of five deaths that were exclusively caused by it, CDC researchers found.

About one out of every eight people harmed by gun violence will be injured again within five years, according to a new study. (Callaghan O’Hare / Reuters)

Shooting Survivors Have ‘Distressingly High’ Risk of Repeat Firearm Injury, Study Finds, Especially Young Black Males

America’s gun epidemic claimed more than 48,000 lives in 2022, federal data shows. And gun violence has become the leading cause of death among children and teens in the United States. But most gun injuries are not fatal, leaving thousands of victims to live with the resulting trauma.

Megan Rapinoe, a two-time Women's World Cup winner, will make her final international appearance for the USWNT in September. (Robert Cianflone / Getty Images via CNN)

Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe’s Last US National Team Match Before Retirement Will Be in Chicago

The 38-year-old, who will finish her international career with 203 caps, will be honored in her “Farewell Game” against South Africa on Sept. 24 in Chicago, US Soccer announced.

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These Are the First 10 Drugs Subject to Medicare Price Negotiations. Here’s What Happens Next

The medications treat heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and autoimmune diseases. Some 9 million Medicare enrollees took the medications on the list and paid a total of $3.4 billion in out-of-pocket costs last year.

President Joe Biden speaks as he and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with organizers of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Aug. 28, 2023. (Susan Walsh / AP)

Biden Marks 60th Anniversary of March on Washington in Wake of Racist Jacksonville Shooting: ‘We’re Not Going to Remain Silent’

While meeting with civil rights leaders at the White House, including family members of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the president cautioned against the growing trend in red states across the nation – including Florida – of restricting the teaching of Black history.

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Early Signs of CTE Found Even in Amateur Athletes, According to Largest Study of Brains of Athletes Younger Than 30

Researchers found about 40% of the brains studied had developed some of the earliest signs of the disease, which is associated with repeated head trauma. The study also includes what researchers believe to be the first case of an American female athlete diagnosed with the disease.

Hummer EV are seen on the production line as President Biden tours the GM assembly plant, in Detroit, Michigan, in November, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters / FILE)

United Auto Workers Members Approve Possible Strikes at GM, Ford and Stellantis

There are 145,000 UAW members at the three companies. The union said 97% of those participating in the strike authorization voted in favor.

COVID-19 vaccines that have been updated to defend against XBB.1.5 are expected to be available in mid-September. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming Mid-September, Officials Say

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to give its nod to the updated vaccines in a few weeks. The announcement comes amid a late summer uptick in COVID-19.

Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair on sea ice, Larsen B Ice Shelf, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. (Sergio Pitamitz / VWPics / AP)

‘Catastrophic Loss’: Huge Colonies of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica Saw No Chicks Survive Last Year as Sea Ice Disappears

Four out of five emperor penguin colonies analyzed in the Bellingshausen Sea, west of the Antarctic Peninsula, saw no chicks survive last year as the area experienced an enormous loss of sea ice, according to a new study.

An aerial view of Barcelona, Spain, a city trialing various urban interventions to reduce the impact of soaring temperatures. (Manel Subirats / iStockphoto / Getty Images  via CNN)

Cities Are Hotter Than Ever. Here’s 5 Things They Can Do to Help Address the Heat

Despite knowing about the perils of global warming for decades, many cities are proving to be woefully unprepared. Many solutions are based on time-tested design principles. Here are five things cities are doing right now to combat rising temperatures. 

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Screen Time Linked With Toddler Developmental Delays, New Study Finds

Having anywhere from one to four hours of screen time per day at age 1 is linked with higher risks of developmental delays in communication, fine motor, problem-solving and personal and social skills by age 2, according to the study.

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Federal Agencies Investigating Death of 3-Year-Old Asylum-Seeker Who Was on Texas-Sponsored Bus to Chicago

A 3-year-old migrant girl who was on a Texas-sponsored bus to Chicago died last week, prompting investigations by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies, authorities said.

Former President Donald Trump is pictured here at the Trump National Golf Club on Aug. 13, 2023, in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Mike Stobe / Getty Images)

Donald Trump Cancels Press Conference, Reacts to Georgia Indictment for First Time on Camera: ‘I Have Four of Them Now’

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday reacted for the first time on camera to the Georgia indictment that accuses him of being the head of a “criminal enterprise” to overturn the 2020 election, dismissing the criminal charges as a “witch hunt” and a “horrible thing for the country.”

Anyone in the United States who had a Facebook account in the past 16 years has roughly one week left to file for payment in a data privacy settlement case. (Credit: Adobe Stock)

If You Had a Facebook Account in the Last 16 Years, You Have 1 Week Left to File a Claim for $725M Privacy Settlement

Facebook’s parent, Meta, in December agreed to pay $725 million to settle a host of privacy-related class action lawsuits alleging, among other things, that Facebook let third parties access its users’ private data and that of their friends without users’ permission.

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Items Seized in Widely Condemned Police Raid at Marion County Record Newspaper in Kansas Will Be Returned, Officials Say

An attorney for the Marion County Record said the local prosecutor has agreed to withdraw a search warrant executed on the newspaper Friday and will return all seized items, answering demands of press freedom advocates who sharply condemned the police action.