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Anna Mable-Jones, age 56, lost a decade to cocaine addiction. Now she's a homeowner, she started a small business and says life is "awesome." Walter Ray Watson/NPR hide caption

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There is life after addiction. Most people recover

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Employers are still dealing with administrative chaos caused by ransomware attack on Ultimate Kronos Group last month. SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption

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Trash sits out for collection on a Philadelphia street on Thursday. The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers that waste collection in Philadelphia and other cities has been delayed or suspended. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A federal judge on Friday ordered Martin Shkreli, seen here in 2016, to return $64.6 million in profits he and his former company reaped from inflating the price of the lifesaving drug Daraprim and barred him from participating in the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, Rhode Island, on Dec. 7. Experts say infections due to the highly transmissible omicron variant may be peaking in some parts of the U.S. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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This colorized transmission electron micrograph image shows SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. This specimen was isolated from a patient in the United States. Particles of the virus (yellow) are emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab (pink). Science Source hide caption

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A phlebotomist tends to a blood donor during the Starts, Stripes, and Pints blood drive event in Louisville, Ky., in July. Rising numbers of organ transplants, trauma cases, and elective surgeries postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an increase in the need for blood products. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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People and cars line up outside Boston Medical Center near the emergency room, where COVID-19 testing was taking place, on Jan. 3. Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Students wearing masks board a school bus outside a Manhattan school on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in New York. Brittainy Newman / AP hide caption

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A COVID-19 home test in the U.S. comes with a swab to swirl in the nostrils. But some users say they're swabbing the throat too — even though that's not what the instructions say to do. "They may stab themselves," cautions Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting head of the Food and Drug Administration. Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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