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Parents Scramble For Baby Formula As Shortage Worsens
The Lead with Jake Tapper
May 13, 2022

The White House is refusing to call the baby formula shortage a crisis as the Biden administration responds after shortages have existed for months. Plus, the Kremlin is threatening to cut Russia's power supply to Finland after Finland looks to join NATO. Also, a chaotic scene unfolded as Israeli police beat mourners at the memorial procession of a slain Palestinian American journalist.