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I don't know about you, A, but when I'm at the grocery store recently, I am getting major sticker shock in the checkout line. And I'm buying all the same stuff I usually buy.

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Oil prices keep climbing, supply chains still tangled - and that's keeping inflation at its highest level in more than a dozen years. The Labor Department said this morning that consumer prices rose 5.4% during the 12 months ending in September. Price hikes accelerated in just the last month. NPR's Scott Horsley joins us. Scott, that is a long list of bummer items. Let's start with energy. Crude oil prices have risen sharply, and that's causing gas to rise. What's going on?

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The FDA says at least one popular e-cigarette brand can stay on the market. It's the first authorization of its kind. This comes as the FDA is still deciding whether Juul and other e-cigarette products should be sold.

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We're 18 months into dealing with this pandemic. And if you're feeling worn out and off balance, you're not alone.

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It is expected to be a big week for COVID vaccines and boosters.

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Three economists are sharing this year's Nobel Prize for their work on so-called natural experiments, including how changes in the minimum wage affect the labor market. NPR's Scott Horsley is here with details. Hey, Scott.

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How are Texas abortion providers responding to a federal court ruling?

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The anti-abortion law in Texas has been put on hold, but it is unclear if people seeking abortions will actually be able to get them.

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Late last night, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention broke a split decision between her own agency's advisory panel and the Food and Drug Administration.

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The FDA isn't ready to approve extra vaccine for everyone, but it is ready to issue an emergency use authorization for seniors.

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How much worse could this winter be? It's a fair question as the pandemic's delta surge that started in the summer is extending into the fall, it seems.

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President Biden is about to face a bunch of critics who complain that he has broken a promise.

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The pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson now says a booster shot to its COVID vaccine will improve immunity. Joining us now with details - NPR health correspondent Rob Stein. Good morning, Rob.

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Suppose you were a U.S. diplomat attending this week's session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. You'd have no shortage of things to do.

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President Biden will talk to the country today about a course correction.

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Surging numbers of COVID cases involving mostly unvaccinated people are crowding hospitals and overwhelming their resources.

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How can Americans and others get out of Afghanistan now that U.S. troops are gone?

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Ida has left behind a path of death and destruction from the Gulf Coast all the way into New England, and the death toll continues to rise.

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