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Palantir CEO Alex Karp on the difference between fighting with Peter Thiel and progressives

As U.S. companies and executives balance publicly addressing hot-button political topics, Palantir CEO Alex Karp said many still struggle with figuring out when they must speak out and when they shouldn’t. “Companies have a problem that it’s very hard for them to tether what they’re producing to a higher mission, and therefore they cannot exactly […]

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Target will cover employees’ travel to other states for abortions, company memo says

A person walks into a Target store in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Target will cover employees’ travel if they live in a state where abortion is banned, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC. The new policy will take effect in July, according to the […]

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CVS removes purchase limit on Plan B pills, says sales have ‘returned to normal’

CVS is removing the purchase limit it had put on emergency contraceptive pills following last week’s Supreme Court ruling, the chain said Tuesday. The reversal comes as sales have dipped back to normal levels and will be made both in stores and online over the next 24 hours, CVS said. The limit on the emergency […]

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U.S. to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

Mock-up vials labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters The U.S. will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out the growing outbreak of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people who […]

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FDA panel recommends changing Covid shots to fight omicron this fall

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of independent vaccine experts on Tuesday voted 19 to 2 to […]

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HHS secretary vows women in states that ban abortion will have access in cases of rape or incest

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xaviar Becerra holds a news conference to unveil the Biden administration’s action plan following the overturning of Roe v Wade, at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Tuesday directed federal health agencies […]

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UK unlikely to return to mandatory Covid restrictions despite rising cases

More than 1.7 million Brits — or around 1 in 35 people — tested positive for Covid in the week to June 18, the latest data from the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Adrian Dennis | Afp | Getty Images LONDON — Mandatory Covid-19 restrictions are unlikely to be reintroduced in Britain this […]

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Alabama abortion clinic cancels 100 appointments after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

A woman chants at the Alabama State Capitol during the March for Reproductive Freedom against the state’s new abortion law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, in Montgomery, Alabama, May 19, 2019. Michael Spooneybarger | Reuters West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa has canceled 100 appointments for women scheduled to have abortions this week after […]

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Pelosi says Democrats are mulling plans to protect abortion access, data stored in reproductive health apps

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) finishes a news conference after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v Wade, which guaranteed a woman’s right to an abortion, in the Capitol Visitors Center on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on […]

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Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to get abortion pills online from overseas

In this photo illustration, a person looks at an Abortion Pill (RU-486) for unintended pregnancy from Mifepristone displayed on a smartphone on May 8, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to end unwanted pregnancies with abortion pills ordered online from […]