The president is moving forward with a proposal to cut off a stream of federal funding to clinics that provide abortions or referrals for them. Any squeeze put on these clinics could make it harder to get IUDs and implants, a category of birth control that is 99 percent effective and growing in popularity.
It’s a voracious bird flu, not an easily-spread human flu yet, but it keeps spreading. The AP’s David Stringer sends an update from the Great Britain of reactions after one confirmed case in the UK — the swan found a short time ago in Scotland dead from the ominous H5N1 virus. Read it NYTimes’s Sarah