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In the closing days of the recall effort that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, his campaign has found a familiar foil that’s as big as Texas

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Vice President Kamala Harris joins California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a rally against the California gubernatorial recall election on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in San Leandro, Calif. Harris highlighted new abortion restrictions in Texas t offer a contrast between Republican leadership and the Democrat Newsom's approach to reproductive rights. Democrats are working to motivate voters in their party to turn in their ballots. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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The on-again, off-again ban imposed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandating masks for Florida school students is back in force

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President Joe Biden is calling some Republican governors “cavalier” for resisting new federal vaccine requirements he hopes will contain the surging delta variant

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FILE - In this Marc 4, 2021, file photo, a nurse prepares the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Al-Nozha Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s daily reported cases of coronavirus have surpassed 400 for the first time in months. Daily cases have been spiking since the more contagious delta variant was detected in the country in July, and the surge is alarming officials before schools open their doors next week. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

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President Joe Biden is calling some Republican governors “cavalier” for resisting his call for far-ranging new federal vaccine requirements he hopes will finally contain the surging delta variant

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In this photo provided by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, U.S. Army Capt. Corrine Brown, a critical care nurse, administers an anti-viral medication to a COVID-19 positive patient at Kootenai Health regional medical center during response operations in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Sept. 6, 2021. Roughly 11,000 kids in Coeur d'Alene were getting ready for their first day of school when Idaho public health officials announced this week that northern hospitals were so crowded with coronavirus patients that they would be allowed to ration health care. Kootenai Health has had to move some patients into a conference room and get help from the military to deal with the flood of coronavirus patients. (Michael H. Lehman/DVIDS U.S. Navy/via AP)

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The Los Angeles Unified School District has ordered all students ages 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus

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Anti-vaccine mandate protesters and supporters of the California recall election rally outside the front doors of the Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles Thursday Sept. 9, 2021. The Los Angeles board of education voted Thursday to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation's second-largest school district. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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A leading scientist says booster shots may be unnecessary for many people.

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A patient receives his booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during an Oakland County Health Department vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion on Aug. 24, 2021 in Southfield, Mich.

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Two decades after the collapse of the World Trade Center, people are still coming forward to report illnesses that might be related to toxic dust that billowed over the city after the terror attack

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FILE — In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, people covered in dust from the collapsed World Trade Center buildings, walk through the area, in New York. Two decades after the twin towers' collapse, people are still coming forward to report illnesses that might be related to the attacks. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

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District employees are also required to be vaccinated by Nov. 1.

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Students make their way to their lockers and classrooms on the first day of school at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Stevens Point, Wis., Sept. 2, 2021.

September 10

Denmark’s high vaccination rate has enabled the Scandinavian country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic COVID-19 restrictions

September 10

FILE - In this Wednesday April 21, 2021 file photo, people sit outside a restaurant for outdoor service in Roskilde Denmark, as cafes and bars reopened. After 548 days with restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, Denmark's high vaccination rate has enabled the Scandinavian country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic restrictions. The return to normality has been gradual, but as of Friday Sept. 10, 2021, the digital pass — a proof of having been vaccinated — is no longer required when entering night clubs, making it the last virus safeguard to fall. (Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)

September 10

Larger U.S. businesses won’t have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — it’s now federal policy, although some important details remain to be worked out

September 10

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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North Macedonia’s health minister has resigned nearly two days after a fire tore through a COVID-19 field hospital killing 12 patients and two visiting relatives

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Forensic experts investigate the site at a burned out makeshift hospital after a fire in North Macedonia's northwestern city of Tetovo, early Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The blaze occurred late Wednesday at the makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

September 10

Anyone could be forgiven for forgetting a pandemic ever happened on Australia’s west coast

September 10

Teams lineup ahead of the Rugby Championship game between the All Blacks and the Wallabies in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. While the cities of Sydney and Melbourne in the east have been in strict lockdown, the Western Australia state capital Perth has largely remained open for business behind its closed border. Masks are rarely seen and bars and nightclubs are open. But states that remain virtually COVID-free, including Western Australia, are now under mounting pressure to share the nation’s pandemic pain by opening their borders in the interests of opening the national economy. (AP Photo/Gary Day)

September 10

The drugmaker Endo International is the latest company to settle a New York case over opioids

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September 10

President Joe Biden has unveiled a new strategy to confront the COVID-19 surge that’s being driven by the spread of the delta variant

September 10

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

September 10

The Justice Department is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution.”

September 10

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces a lawsuit to block the enforcement of new Texas law that bans most abortions at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 10

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have voted in a special session to scrap a statewide mask mandate in schools

September 10

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks about the increases in COVID-19 cases in the state and the opening day of the Kentucky State Legislature special session in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

September 09

President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to curb the surging COVID-19 delta variant

September 09

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

September 09

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says President Joe Biden is overreaching with his new requirement for employees of large businesses to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19

September 09

President Joe Biden takes his face mask off as he arrives to speak in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

September 09

The Los Angeles board of education has voted to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation’s second-largest school district

September 09

Visitors wait in line to be screened by security before being allowed to enter the Los Angeles Unified School District administrative offices in Los Angeles Thursday Sept. 9, 2021. The Los Angeles board of education is expected to vote Thursday, on whether to require all students 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to participate in on-campus instruction in the nation's second-largest school district. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

September 09

Students 12 and up must receive their first vaccine dose by Jan. 10, 2022.

September 09

Mobile vaccination teams are setup at Los Angeles Unified middle and high school campus to deliver doses of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to students as they return to in-person classes in Los Angeles, Aug. 30, 2021.

September 09

The Justice Department is suing Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution.”

September 09

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2021, file photo Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

September 09

Juul is the largest maker of e-cigarette products in the country.

September 09

A woman exhales while vaping from a Juul pen e-cigarette in Vancouver, Wash., April 16, 2019.

September 09

California public schools and colleges would have to stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under legislation sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom

September 09

FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Tammy Compton restocks tampons at Compton's Market, in Sacramento, Calif. California public schools and colleges would have to stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under legislation sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia builds on her 2017 law requiring low-income schools in disadvantaged areas to provide students with free menstrual products. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

September 09

California would bar police from using certain face-down holds that have led to multiple unintended deaths under a measure headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom

September 09

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, Assemblyman Mike Gipson, D-Carson, bows his head as he and other members of the California Legislature kneel to honor George Floyd at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers approved, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, Gipson's measure that would prohibit police from using techniques that create a substantial risk of what's known as

September 09

Susana Dueñas could hardly believe the news: Mexico’s Supreme Court had decided that abortion could not be considered a crime

September 09

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020 file photo, a woman holds a banner reading, in Spanish,

September 09

Biden says most Americans ‘frustrated’ by 80M unvaccinated, says they are hurting nation as he announces new mandates

September 09

September 09

Federal health officials have delayed a high-stakes decision on whether to permit bestselling vaping brand Juul to stay on the market

September 09

FILE - In this April 16, 2019 file photo, a researcher holds vape pens in a laboratory in Portland, Ore. On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, U.S. health officials delayed a high-stakes decision on whether to permit best selling vaping brand Juul to stay on the market, while ordering thousands of other electronic cigarettes off store shelves. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

September 09

Federal investigators say confusion over proper procedures at a Massachusetts Veterans Affairs hospital allowed a dead veteran to go unnoticed in a stairwell for more than a month after he was reported missing

September 09

September 09

Twenty Democratic attorneys general have voiced their support for a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law

September 09

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2021 file photo, Rep. Justin Bamberg, D-Bamberg, speaks against an abortion bill at a news conference in the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Twenty Democratic attorneys general have voiced their support, Thursday, Sept. 7, for a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's new abortion law, arguing that the restrictive measure could harm their states by taxing resources if woman cross borders to seek care. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)

September 09

Indiana’s ban on telemedicine consultations between doctors and women seeking abortions and several other abortion restrictions are back in force after a federal appeals court set aside a judge’s ruling that they were unconstitutional

September 09

September 09

President Joe Biden has unveiled a new strategy to confront the COVID-19 surge that’s being driven by the spread of the delta variant

September 09

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

September 09

Roughly 11,000 kids in Coeur d’Alene were getting ready for their first day of school when Idaho public health officials announced this week that northern hospitals were so crowded with coronavirus patients that they would be allowed to ration health care

September 09

In this photo provided by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Blaine Woodcock, a critical care nurse, provides care to a COVID-positive patient during the COVID-19 response operations at Kootenai Health regional medical center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Sept. 6, 2021. Roughly 11,000 kids in Coeur d'Alene were getting ready for their first day of school when Idaho public health officials announced this week that northern hospitals were so crowded with coronavirus patients that they would be allowed to ration health care. Kootenai Health has had to move some patients into a conference room and get help from the military to deal with the flood of coronavirus patients. (Sgt. Kaden D. Pitt/DVIDS U.S. Army via AP)

September 09

White House: Biden announcing new COVID vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100M at large firms, health facilities

September 09

September 09

Justice Dept. files lawsuit against Texas, arguing new abortion law was enacted ‘in open defiance of the Constitution’

September 09

September 09

FDA delays decision on top-seller Juul, orders thousands of other electronic cigarettes off the US market

September 09

September 09

North Macedonia’s government has declared three days of mourning after a deadly overnight fire in a COVID-19 field hospital left 14 people dead and 12 injured

September 09

Police officers and forensics investigate the site at a burned out makeshift hospital after a fire in North Macedonia's northwestern city of Tetovo, early Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The blaze occurred late Wednesday at the makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

September 09

France will offer free birth control to all women up to age 25 starting next year

September 09

FILE - In this March 7, 2021 file photo, activists shout slogans, as protesters and activists gather at Republique square on the eve of the International Women's Day in Paris. France will offer free birth control to all women up to age 25 starting next year, the health minister announced Thursday. The measure will also include free medical visits around contraception, and will start Jan. 1, 2022 (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, File)

September 09

The highly anticipated fraud trial of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes began Wednesday with dueling portraits of the former entrepreneur sketched by prosecutors and defense lawyers

September 09

Elizabeth Holmes leaves the United States Federal Courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Her company Theranos failed in 2018, a few years after a series of explosive stories in The Wall Street Journal exposed serious flaws in its technology and spurred regulatory investigations that shut down the testing. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

September 09

Minnesota Sen_ Amy Klobuchar says she has been treated for breast cancer and the treatment “went well.”

September 09

September 09

Japan has extended a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new infections have slowed slightly

September 09

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference at his office in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Japan announced Thursday it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new infections have slowed slightly. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)

September 09

As one of the most powerful hurricanes in the nation’s history barreled into Louisiana, a pair of hospitals squarely in its path braced for the worst

September 09

A healthcare worker sits in a hurricane damaged emergency room at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, in Houma, La. The emergency room had recently reopened after the hospital evacuated patients and had to close due to the hurricane. (AP Photo/John Locher)

September 09

AP source: Biden requiring COVID vaccine for federal workers, contractors in stepped-up effort to combat delta variant

September 09

September 09

Japan extends COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until Sept. 30 as medical systems remain severely strained

September 09

September 09

Foes of the new Texas law that bans most abortions have been looking to the Democratic-run federal government to swoop in and knock down the most restrictive abortion law in effect in the country

September 09

This Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court's decision this past week not to interfere with the state's strict abortion law, provoked outrage from liberals and cheers from many conservatives. President Joe Biden assailed it. But the decision also astonished many that Texas could essentially outmaneuver Supreme Court precedent on women's constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 08

Idaho’s move to crisis standards of care this week is allowing some hospitals to ration health care amid an onslaught of coronavirus patients and officials are warning the the rationing could spread to hospitals statewide

September 08

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Jack Kingsley R.N. attends to a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho public health leaders have activated

September 08

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Darien Sutton discusses the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise in cases among young children and whether booster shots are needed.

September 08

VIDEO: Medical expert: Unvaccinated remain ‘main source of transmission’

September 08

Parts of Australia’s New South Wales state will come out of lockdown Saturday and the government plans to ease restrictions in Sydney once 70% of its residents aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated

September 08

People wearing masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic kneel during Mass at Our Lady of Cobre Church on the feast day of Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. For the second year in a row, the annual procession with the statue of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre was cancelled due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

September 08

Foes of the new Texas law that bans most abortions have been looking to the Democratic-run federal government to swoop in and knock down the most restrictive abortion law in effect in the country

September 08

This Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court's decision this past week not to interfere with the state's strict abortion law, provoked outrage from liberals and cheers from many conservatives. President Joe Biden assailed it. But the decision also astonished many that Texas could essentially outmaneuver Supreme Court precedent on women's constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 08

The highly anticipated fraud trial of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes began Wednesday with dueling portraits of the former entrepreneur sketched by prosecutors and defense lawyers

September 08

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Just six years ago, Holmes seemed destined to fulfill her dream of becoming Silicon Valley's next superstar. Now she is about to head into a San Jose, Calif., courtroom to defend herself against criminal allegations depicting her as the devious mastermind of a fraud that duped wealthy investors, former U.S. government officials and patients whose lives were endangered by a blood-testing technology that never came close to fulfilling her bold promises. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

September 08

United Airlines says more than half its workers who weren’t vaccinated last month have gotten the shots since the airline announced that it will require proof of vaccination

September 08

FILE - United Airlines employees work at ticket counters in Terminal 1 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, on Oct. 14, 2020. United Airlines said Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, that more than half its employees who weren't vaccinated last month have gotten their shots since the company announced that vaccines would be required. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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