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Google says minors and their families can ask for an image to be removed from its search results, in a new policy unveiled Wednesday. Screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Manufacturers sold 203.7 billion cigarettes in 2020, up 0.4% from a year earlier, the Federal Trade Commission says. Esther Moreno Martinez / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto, pictured here in 2017, urged viewers to get vaccinated after announcing his own breakthrough COVID-19 diagnosis. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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United Nations-backed Medicines Patent Pool reached an agreement with Merck and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics allowing MPP to license the manufacture of molnupiravir to pharmaceutical companies across the globe. Christopher Occhicone/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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When Caitlin Wells Salerno and Jon Salerno's first son, Hank, was born, his delivery cost the family only $30. Gus' bill came in at more than $16,000, all told — including the $2,755 ER charge. The family was responsible for about $3,600 of the total. Rae Ellen Bichell/KHN hide caption

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A hospital hiked the price of a routine childbirth by calling it an 'emergency'

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speak to reporters Tuesday about a corporate minimum tax plan. On Wednesday Wyden unveiled another tax proposal, this one aimed at billionaires. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Democrats unveil a plan for a new tax on billionaires

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Revisiting the ABLE Act

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Jennifer Stout , left, vice president of global public policy at Snapchat parent Snap Inc., and Michael Beckerman, vice president and head of public policy at TikTok, testify before a Senate panel on Tuesday. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Sara Blakely (shown here in 2013) is the founder of Spanx. The womenswear company was valued at $1.2 billion in a recent sale. Paul Morigi/Getty Images North America hide caption

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Katie Couric, shown here in 2016, reflects on the successes and setbacks she's experienced as a journalist in her new memoir, Going There. Mike Windle/Getty Images hide caption

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After years of trying to be likable, Katie Couric is letting that go

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A "Now Hiring" sign hangs at the entrance to a Winn-Dixie supermarket in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How employers can win workers back (and keep them) after the 'Great Resignation'

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The leaders of a Senate panel have called executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat to face questions on what the companies are doing to ensure young users' safety. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Squid Game: Debt, Decisions, and the Paradox of Thrift

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Orbital Reef is a new commercial space station that Blue Origin says will be operational by the end of the decade. It's seen here in a promotional photo released by the company. Blue Origin hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill in April 2018. A trove of insider documents known as the Facebook Papers has the company facing backlash over its effects on society and politics. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Los Angeles International Airport and SoFi Stadium employers spoke with potential job applicants at a job fair in Inglewood, Calif., in September. About 19% of all households in an NPR poll say they lost all their savings during the COVID-19 outbreak, and have none to fall back on. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Black and Latino families continue to bear pandemic's great economic toll in U.S.

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A sign hangs above a Hertz rental car office on Aug. 4, 2020, in Chicago. The company said it's buying 100,000 Teslas in a bold move to diversify into electric vehicles. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Tesla's market value hits $1 trillion after Hertz agrees to buy 100,000 of its cars

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