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House Passes $28M Emergency Funding To Help Formula Shortage
The Lead with Jake Tapper
May 19, 2022

Scammers are now taking advantage of the baby formula shortage through the use of fake websites for formula as the head of the FDA is pressed on Capitol Hill today. Plus, we examine the tedious process to read the misprinted mail-in ballots that are leaving a key U.S. Senate race in limbo. Also, the CDC is now tracking multiple clusters of monkeypox that have been reported across the globe.