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  1. PhotoFamily and friends of people lost to opioid overdoses protested outside Purdue Pharma’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., in 2018. Credit

    The Justice Department announced an $8 billion settlement with the company. Members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties but criminal investigations continue.

    By Jan Hoffman and Katie Benner

  2. PhotoFuneral parlor workers in April moved a body from a refrigeration truck at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. CreditBryan R. Smith/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    A Harvard researcher added up the number of years that Americans who died from Covid-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy.

    By Katherine J. Wu

  3. PhotoScientists say that since the study didn’t recruit any human volunteers to gargle the products in question, the findings have limited value for the real world. CreditKristoffer Tripplaar/Alamy

    Even if people coated the inside of their mouths with a coronavirus-killing chemical, a substantial amount of the virus would still remain in the body.

    By Katherine J. Wu

  4. PhotoEmily Baedeker, a hair stylist, used to get migraines when her salon performed a Brazilian Blowout. CreditPreston Gannaway for The New York Times

    In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.

    By Roni Caryn Rabin

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    After months of caving to pressures from the White House, Commissioner Stephen Hahn and a band of agency scientists have eked out a few victories.

    By Sheila Kaplan, Sharon LaFraniere, Noah Weiland and Maggie Haberman

  2. PhotoAn antibody trial site for Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments in Mesa, Ariz. CreditAdriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times

    All the weak points of American health care — testing delays, communication breakdowns, inequity — are working against this potential treatment.

    By Katie Thomas

  3. PhotoHealth workers at the Brooklyn Hospital Center moved bodies to an overflow morgue trailer in May. CreditBryan Thomas/Getty Images

    A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.

    By Roni Caryn Rabin

  4. PhotoDr. Scott Atlas, the White House science adviser, has been a vocal critic of the lockdowns that some experts believe were necessary to control the coronavirus. CreditAnna Moneymaker for The New York Times

    A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.

    By Apoorva Mandavilli and Sheryl Gay Stolberg

  5. PhotoNew York State filed civil charges against Trinity Healthshare and Aliera, a for-profit company that markets the Christian group’s plans. CreditAbc13 Houston, via Youtube

    Regulators say a major group is misrepresenting cost-sharing plans, saddling people with unpaid medical bills.

    By Reed Abelson

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    Running pummels knees more than walking does, but in the process it may fortify and bulk up cartilage, helping stave off knee arthritis.

    By Gretchen Reynolds

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    Except in areas where Covid is surging, there are still no lines of patients in the hospital halls.

    By Pauline W. Chen, M.D.

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    Coronavirus may leave patients with a condition called POTS that makes the heart rate soar after even the mildest activities.

    By Shannon Gulliver Caspersen, M.D.

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    Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows.

    By Jane E. Brody

  5. PhotoThe author and her brother as children in Pakistan. Creditvia Sundas Hashmi

    I was told it didn’t run in families. Was it just chance?

    By Sundas Hashmi

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  1. PhotoSupporters at a Make America Great Again rally in Tulsa, Okla., on June 20. CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

    Adam Maxwell Donn, 40, of Norfolk, Va., sent dozens of harassing and threatening emails to try to get President Trump’s campaign rally canceled, officials said.

    By Azi Paybarah

  2. PhotoA car in line for curbside voting last week in Durham, N.C. Some Alabama counties had been prepared to offer such voting. CreditJonathan Drake/Reuters

    After a state election official banned the practice, a federal trial judge allowed, but did not require, counties to offer it in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Adam Liptak

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    Alaska is emerging as a possible test case for what winter may be like in the U.S.

    By Jonathan Wolfe

  4. PhotoProtesters urged Gov. Gavin Newsom of California to free prisoners from San Quentin State Prison in July. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times

    It wasn’t clear how many inmates might be released early or transferred to other facilities, given that San Quentin houses some of California’s most dangerous prisoners.

    By Rebecca Griesbach and Timothy Williams

  5. PhotoPresident Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. during their first presidential debate last month in Cleveland. The president’s advisers are hoping that for Thursday’s debate, he can be more controlled. CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times

    The president’s advisers want him to present an affirmative vision for the country. Joe Biden’s team is bracing for ugly attacks.

    By Katie Glueck and Maggie Haberman

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