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A California high school in 2018. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday it's opening 50 clinics for some 75,000 teenagers at Los Angeles County high schools that'll offer a range of reproductive services, but not abortions, the Washington Post first reported.

Why it matters: It's the latest example of California officials working with Planned Parenthood as the reproductive health care provider faces Trump administration efforts to restrict its services and cut funding. In October, California became the first state to require public colleges provide abortion medication to students on campus.

The big picture: Per WashPost, Planned Parenthood's partnership with the school district and county health department is set to offer a "full range of birth control options, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy counseling."

  • Organizers plan to train hundreds of youths as "peer advocates" to offer information on "safe sex and relationships," the Post notes.
  • The wellbeing centers will be rolled out over two years and also provide mental health support, according to MyNewsLA.com.

What they're saying: "Wellbeing centers provide students a safe space to receive information and resources on substance use prevention, sexual health and mental health," County Supervisor Hilda Solis told the Los Angeles news outlet.

  • Sister Paula Vandegaer, head of Volunteers for Life, told WashPost she's against the program because it "pushes sexuality beyond where they should without reference to families."

By the numbers: The program is "funded by an initial investment of $10 million from Los Angeles County and $6 million from Planned Parenthood over three years," the Post reports.

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Biden's pick to lead major banking regulator drops out

Saule Omarova, nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, at a confirmation hearing on Nov. 18. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

President Biden's pick to head one of the country's most powerful banking regulators is dropping out of consideration for the post, according to a statement from Biden that accepted the withdrawal.

Why it matters: Saule Omarova, nominated to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, faced a tough path to confirmation — with opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats.

Judge temporarily blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors

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A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Biden's vaccine mandate for federal contractors nationwide.

Why it matters: It's the latest setback in the Biden administration's rollout of COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Federal judges in two states temporarily barred the administration from enforcing mandates for millions of workers last week.

Biden threatens Putin

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In a video call that lasted for just over two hours on Tuesday, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that if Russia invades Ukraine the U.S. will impose unprecedented sanctions and provide additional weaponry to the Ukrainians, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said.

Why it matters: Russia's military activity on the border with Ukraine has triggered alarms from the U.S. and its European allies of a potential large-scale Russian invasion in early 2022. Sullivan said Biden made clear to Putin that, "things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now."