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Display window at Cherished Memories, a keepsake ultrasound boutique at the Los Cerritos Center mall near Los Angeles.

The FDA has repeatedly urged pregnant women to avoid medically unnecessary ultrasounds, saying it is aware of “several enterprises” in the U.S. that perform ultrasounds on pregnant women for entertainment’s sake and then sell the images as keepsake photographs and videos. Read more»

After hearing for months about serious access issues involving tests that diagnose COVID-19 based on swabs from the nose or throat, Americans are being inundated with reports about promising new tests that look for signs of infection in the blood. Infectious disease experts are raising pointed questions about the reliability of the early tests and the studies that hinge on their results. And they warn that state and local governments — as well as individuals — should be wary of shaping policy or changing behavior based on any single report. Read more»

Lawyers and advocates who work with detainees say ICE detention centers are breeding grounds for infectious diseases, and the agency’s medical facilities have been harshly criticized by inspectors and human rights organizations.

ICE has suspended social visits to detention centers and begun screening newly arrived detainees for symptoms. But inside, detainees said, little else has changed in response to the virus. Read more»

Janna Gee, choir director for Corpus Christi Catholic Church, and 9/11 survivor Jim Campbell, plus Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes. Read more»

Beams of light aimed skyward on Monday from Ground Zero paid tribute to the victims of the World Trade Center attacks.

On the anniversary of 9/11, a new report claims the CIA became increasingly frustrated at the White House's failure to take seriously their information of a terrorist attack. Read more»

President Barack Obama giving his weekly address on Sept. 8.

President Obama marked the eleventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in his weekly address. Read more»