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Wednesday Headlines: Cell mates.

A good primer on today's abortion case at the Supreme Court. / Wake Up to Politics

Brazil and Japan report cases of the omicron variant. Of the 11 European countries where omicron has appeared, all cases have been mild or asymptomatic. / Associated Press, Bloomberg

The CDC says it plans to require travelers entering the US to show proof of a negative Covid test within a day of departure. / Reuters

This week, two Biden administration vaccine mandates—one for healthcare workers and one for federal contractors—were blocked by judges. / CNN

An FDA panel has recommended—though not without reservations—the authorization of the first antiviral pill to treat Covid. / STAT

New York City opened the nation's first supervised injection sites yesterday, and staff have already reversed two overdoses. / CBS News, the New York Times

Barbados is now the world's newest republic, severing ties with the British royal family after nearly 400 years. / BuzzFeed News

Two days after its elections, Honduras's ruling party concedes defeat to Xiomara Castro, the nation's first female president. / Associated Press

Sweden's Magdalena Andersson, who became the country's first female PM last week before resigning over a failure to get parliamentary backing, has again been named premier. / POLITICO

"Pfizer" and "Fauci" are among the most popular dog names for 2021. / USA Today

"Formulas and macros allow us to test our hypotheses with hard data." An ode to spreadsheets. / Sifted

See also: "How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day." / Apple Podcasts

Another way fraudsters elude SMS authentication: renting a phone number for less than a cent. / VICE

A browser extension shows which brands on Amazon are actually owned by Amazon. / The Markup

According to a new report, Amazon and Target play an "outsized" role in West Coast port congestion and pollution. / The Verge

Photo groupings that depict our changing climate, by David Ellingsen. / Booooooom

What Texas could have done with the $4 million it's instead using to fund election audits and appease Donald Trump. / Austin American-Statesman

A new podcast by Sarah Hepola: America's Girls, chronicling the 50-year saga of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. / Texas Monthly

America is facing a shortage of Santas, with a 121% increase in demand, yet 10% fewer Santas working during the pandemic. / Insider

Vaping, 40-hour work weeks, factory-farmed meat, and other things people in the future may look back on in horror. / Digg