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Members of the FBI's Evidence Response Team Unit investigate in downtown Highland Park, Ill., the day after a deadly mass shooting on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.   Police say the gunman who attacked an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago fired more than 70 rounds with an AR-15-style gun.   (Ashlee Rezin /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Parents of boy, 2, found alone at parade shooting among dead

- Associated Press

Aiden McCarthy’s photo was shared across Chicago-area social media groups in the hours after the July 4 parade shooting in Highland Park, accompanied by pleas to help identify the 2-year-old who had been found at the scene bloodied and alone and to reunite him with his family.

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FILE - Sen. Richard Durbin speaks before Vice President Kamala Harris at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield, Ill., Friday, June 24, 2022. The chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to an advocacy group for minor leaguers asking questions about baseball's antitrust exemption. Sen. Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the committee, and Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, sent the letter Tuesday, June 28, to Harry Marino, executive director of Advocates for Minor Leaguers.(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

- Associated Press

The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended that Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players.

FILE - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a closed-door caucus lunch, at the Capitol in Washington, June 22, 2022. Senate Democrats want to boost taxes on some high earners and use the money to extend the solvency of Medicare, the latest step in the party's election-year attempt to craft a scaled back version of the economic package that collapsed last year, Democratic aides have told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dems want to tax high earners to protect Medicare solvency

- Associated Press

Senate Democrats want to boost taxes on some high earners and use the money to extend the solvency of Medicare, the latest step in the party's election-year attempt to craft a scaled-back version of the economic package that collapsed last year, Democratic aides told The Associated Press.

Plastic bags containing masks and medicines are placed in the border town Gimpo, South Korea, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. A South Korea activist said Thursday he launched more huge balloons carrying COVID-19 relief items toward North Korea, days after the North vowed to sternly deal with such activities and made a highly questionable claim they were a source of the virus. (Courtesy of Fighters For A Free North Korea via AP)

South Korean group floats balloons toward North amid animosities

- Associated Press

A South Korea activist said Thursday he launched more huge balloons carrying COVID-19 relief items toward North Korea, days after the North vowed to sternly deal with such activities and made a highly questionable claim they were a source of the virus.

Demonstrators gather outside the Whole Women's Health clinic Friday, June 24,2022 in McAllen, Texas. The one clinic that provides abortion services in the Rio Grande Valley ceased providing abortions on Friday following the Supreme Court ruling overturning abortion. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

Large Texas abortion provider will relocate to New Mexico

Associated Press

One of the largest abortion providers in Texas is planning to move its operations to New Mexico and another provider that offers tele-health services related to abortion and reproductive health care is expanding its footprint in the state.

The Pfizer logo is displayed at the company's headquarters, Feb. 5, 2021, in New York. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, July 6, 2022, that pharmacies could now prescribe Pfizer's Paxlovid pill directly to COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US allows pharmacists to prescribe Pfizer's COVID-19 pill

- Associated Press

Pharmacists can prescribe the leading COVID-19 pill directly to patients under a new U.S. policy announced Wednesday that's intended to expand use of Pfizer's drug Paxlovid.

FILE - Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Infant Formula, imported from Puerto Rico, is for sale at a Stew Leonard's grocery store in Yonkers, New York, June 10, 2022. The Biden administration is looking to help foreign manufacturers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term, in an effort to diversify the industry after the closure of the largest domestic plant sparked a nationwide shortage.  The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday was set to announce plans to help overseas producers that have sent supplies to the United States, under emergency approval to address the shortfall, secure long-term authorization to market their formula in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

U.S. to diversify infant formula industry to avoid shortages

- Associated Press

The Biden administration is trying to help foreign makers of baby formula stay on the U.S. market for the long term, in an effort to diversify the industry after the closure of the largest domestic plant sparked a nationwide shortage.