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Health official tears up delivering latest COVID-19 numbers in emotional briefing

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- In an emotional briefing, Illinois' top health official teared up while she delivered the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state and urged residents not to get complacent in fighting the virus."I want to say happy Friday, but I understand the mental, the social…... Read More

Dolly Parton teams up with other artists for song to support fight to end breast cancer

By CARENA LIPTAK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Dolly Parton and Sara Evans are among the female artists lending their voices to "PINK," a new collaboration benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit working to end breast cancer.The star-studded, cross-genre single also features appearances from Jordin Sparks, Monica…... Read More

Man loses pregnant wife to COVID-19, shares what he wants others to know

By KATIE KINDELAN and NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Juan Duran-Gutierrez is now a single father raising three young children, including a newborn, after his wife, Aurora Chacon-Esparza, died of COVID-19 during the global coronavirus pandemic.Chacon-Esparza was healthy and following safety precautions, according to Duran-Gutierrez, when she contracted COVID-19…... Read More

Dentists warn against these vampire fangs Halloween hacks on TikTok

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Just when you didn't think things could get any creepier this season (or this year), a DIY vampire fang Halloween hack gone wrong has made its way to TikTok. Popular TikTok personality Whitney Kait, known as @muawk, shared a video of herself trying…... Read More

Trump's Operation Warp Speed adviser: All Americans could be immunized with COVID vaccine by June

By SONY SALZMAN and VICTOR ORDONEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Most Americans may have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by early spring, one which could potentially immunize them by June, according to Operation Warp Speed's chief adviser, Dr. Moncef Slaoui."It's not a certainty, but the plan -- and I feel…... Read More

In the face of rising infections, Texas funeral home directors prepare for the worst

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In El Paso, Texas, funeral directors are preparing for a worst-case scenario.Over the past two weeks, COVID-19 infections have risen 500%, according Angela Mora, the city's health director. While El Paso is doing more testing, rising hospitalizations and a 12.7% positivity rate for…... Read More

International Pronouns Day: What to know about using pronouns

By GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- She, he, they, ze, her, him, them, zir.They're little words that are a part of our everyday language. But to many, the way these words -- known as pronouns -- are used can make a big difference in acknowledging identity."Using the correct pronouns…... Read More

Pregnant woman ran a mile in less than 6 minutes a week before her due date

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A 28-year-old pregnant woman who ran a mile in less than six minutes is showing that pregnancy has no limits.Makenna Myler, who runs with the Valor Track Club in Orange County, California, ran one mile last week in 5 minutes and 25…... Read More

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with cancer

By MEGAN STONE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Actor Jeff Bridges announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.In an announcement on social media, the Big Lebowski actor didn't mince words about the seriousness of his diagnosis.With a nod to one of his signature characters, Bridges began his…... Read More

Olivia Newton-John shares advice to women fighting breast cancer

By HAYLEY FITZPATRICK(NEW YORK) -- Olivia Newton-John continually uses her platform to advocate for cancer research and now she is taking it a step further with the launch of her new foundation.The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, who is currently battling breast cancer for the third time, launched the…... Read More

Not just a Trump-touted 'cure': Monoclonal antibodies may be 'bridge' to coronavirus vaccine

BY: DR. MIRANDA ROSENBERG, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Antibody medicines like the one that earned President Donald Trump's praise after treatment earlier this month are not just for COVID-19. For the past 30 years, this type of medicine has been used to treat cancers, inflammatory diseases and infections. Although…... Read More