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President Joe Biden speaks Friday about abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
The president is under pressure to act after Roe v. Wade was overturned two weeks ago.
The president said the Supreme Court majority that overturned Roe v. Wade are “playing fast and loose with the facts.”
Here’s what we know after the end of Roe v. Wade.
Contract tracing is underway to find and vaccinate those who came into contact with the infected.

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  1. Jack Rickert, a 96-year-old resident of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, pats Irish, a robotic dog, on Wednesday in St. Petersburg. Several retirement community residents own interactive pets that can bark, purr, turn their heads, roll over and more.
  2. St. Anthony's Hospital’s new, 90-bed patient tower, featuring all private rooms, is part of a $152 million expansion of the Baycare facility. The nonprofit, which runs 15 Tampa Bay region hospitals, has suspended scheduling elective surgeries or procedures for patients who have heath insurance through Florida Blue due to a new contract dispute.
  3. At a news conference Wednesday, Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long announced the launch of Mental Health for Heroes.
  4. A health care worker prepares to administer a monkeypox vaccine at the Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors on July 12. The average number of new infections in the state has dipped to 18 per day.
  5. This August 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo, Mich. New booster shots are here and social distancing guidelines are easy but COVID-19 infections aren't going away anytime soon, experts say.
  6. Republican Laurel Lee, left, and Democrat Alan Cohn face off for Florida's 15th Congressional District.
  7. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  8. Bruce Parkman, 60, covers his face as he cries while visiting the resting place for his son’s ashes at Roser Church Memorial Garden on Anna Maria Island. “If I’m having a bad night or a long day, I swing by and visit him." Mac Parkman was only 17 when he took his own life in 2020. It wasn’t until Parkman donated his brain to a concussion foundation that he began to get answers as to why his popular and successful son may have carried the weight of a deep depression.
  9. The Tampa Convention Center as seen in 2010. A religious nonprofit called Liberty and Health Alliance is hosting an event at the convention center this week featuring several controversial speakers.
  10. Host drag queen Athena Dion interacts with future brides during a Drag Brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami on April 9, 2022.
  11. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Graham’s own Republican Party leaders did not immediately embrace his abortion ban bill, which would prohibit the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy with rare exceptions,
  12. Florida health officials are fining an Orlando abortion clinic $193,000 for violating a state law requiring a 24-hour waiting period before abortions are performed.
  13. Most of America is confused about how to enroll Medicare the right way, to keep from receiving dreaded Medicare penalties.
  14. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a Carrollwood home Monday morning after receiving a call about an unresponsive person. Firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide in the home. In all, five people were transported to area hospitals with carbon monoxide poisoning.
  15. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  16. A view from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg  campus in front of the USF St. Pete University Student Center on Monday, March 21, 2022, in St. Petersburg.
  17. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration continues to delay the issuance of new medical marijuana licenses.
  18. Jim Craig, with the Mississippi State Department of Health, left, leads Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, right, Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), center, and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, rear, as they walk past sedimentation basins at the City of Jackson's O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility in Ridgeland, Miss., Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Jackson's water system partially failed following flooding and heavy rainfall that exacerbated longstanding problems in one of two water-treatment plants.
  19. Kaleb Hobson-Garcia, a transgender man, drove from Tallahassee to speak during a news conference in front of the Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport as the Florida Board of Medicine meets inside.
  20. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks to a crowd during the Keep Florida Free Tour on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Tampa.
  21. Ravi Chandra, a vascular surgeon and member of the Florida Board of Medicine, failed to ensure that a surgical office in Ocala complied with a state regulation on anesthesia, according to a complaint.
  22. Packaging for an electronic cigarette and menthol pods from Juul Labs is displayed on Feb. 25, 2020, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. In a deal announced Tuesday, electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs will pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.
  23. The Medicare and You Handbook talks about the specific SEPs for Medicare Advantage plans: “In most cases, if you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you must stay enrolled for the calendar year starting the date your coverage begins.
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