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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. In this April 8, 2008, file photo, salesman Hank Pham puts the price on a General Electric microwave oven in the appliances section of Howard's Appliance and Big-Screen Superstore in San Gabriel, Calif.
  2. In a long-awaited move, Florida will double the number of medical marijuana licenses available in the state.
  3. The Florida High School Athletic Association is considering adopting a national version of a medical form that doctors sign to clear students to play sports. The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form used in Florida includes questions about concussions, allergies, and blood pressure. It also includes optional questions for female students about when they had their first period and how often they menstruate.
  4. President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure agenda while announcing funding to upgrade Philadelphia's water facilities and replace lead pipes, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Belmont Water Treatment Center in Philadelphia.
  5. A sign stands outside Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Friday in Tallahassee. The major hospital system in northern Florida said Friday it is diverting some emergency room patients and canceling surgeries after a security problem with information technology.
  6. Second-grade students select their meals during lunch break in the cafeteria at an elementary school in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 12, 2022. On Friday, U.S. agriculture officials proposed new nutrition standards for school meals, including the first-ever limits on added sugars, with a focus on sweetened foods such as cereals, yogurt, flavored milk and breakfast pastries.
  7. This scanning electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows rod-shaped Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using the over-the-counter eye drops, EzriCare Artificial Tears, that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night, sent a health alert to physicians, saying the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died.
  8. The Florida High School Athletic Association has a draft plan to require high school student athletes to provide information about their menstrual history.
  9. Could recreational marijuana be on Florida's 2024 ballot? Proponents have cleared a first hurdle.
  10. The U.S. is facing a growing crisis of unfilled job openings and high staff turnover that puts the safety of older, frail residents at risk. Patricia Wasseman holds Hermina Levin's hands as nurse Eva Diaz administers a vaccine at John Knox Village, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Pompano Beach, Fla.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis has released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  12. Feeding Tampa Bay’s President and CEO Thomas Mantz shared a tweet in which Bruce Springsteen gave a shoutout to Feeding Tampa Bay during his concert Wednesday night in Tampa.
  13. A patient is prepared for admission by emergency room nurses at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers. 
As Florida hospitals see staffing shortages, problems persist with the pipeline of new nurses coming into the system. The state's pass rates on the national licensing exam for nurses continue to be the lowest in the nation.
  14. Stephanie Calvert, with Sunstar Paramedics, left, pauses to visit with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue firefighter-paramedic Josh Burch and his 7-month-old son, Kane, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County in Clearwater. That's where officials gathered to announce the expansion of locally-born Sleep Baby Safely campaign to eight counties across the state.
  15. Waiting longer than 8 months will cause a Medicare penalty, whether or not you choose COBRA.
  16. Wendy Merson is accused of scheming to defraud Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater, where she worked as chief executive officer from 2006-2018. Merson was more recently the chief financial officer at Pinellas County nonprofit Directions for Living.
  17. Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa in November. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.
  18. Birth control pills rest on a counter in Centreville, Maryland, on July 6, 2022.
  19. Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment.
  20. A woman carries a sign during an anti-mandate rally outside the Florida Capitol on Nov. 16, 2021, in Tallahassee. Polling shows that the public is much less concerned about the coronavirus pandemic now than they were in 2020 and 2021.
  21. Florida leads the nation in number of residents who enrolled in the Affordable Care Act coverage for 2023. Seen here is U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa.
  22. Melissa Lopez explains the covid testing process to a taco shop employee in Fresno, California, as part of her training as a health educator.
  23. Ellen Gilland, 76, fatally shot her terminally ill husband inside a Florida hospital over the weekend, according to authorities.
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