The New York Times — EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns under a cloud of ethics scandals

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and architect of President Trump’s aggressive effort to rewrite the government’s rule book on environmental regulations, resigned on Thursday in the face of numerous ethics investigations that doomed his tenure.

The Washington Post — HHS secretary says Trump administration rushing to reunite migrant families separated at the border

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday that officials are racing against a federal judge’s “extreme” deadlines to reunite “under 3,000” migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. border.

US News & World Report — Protecting the Earth for public health

The former head of the EPA emphasizes that climate action is about public health, not polar bears.

The Baltimore Sun — Trump’s family planning dystopia

Imagine a world in which we deprive patients seeking help for diabetes of access to treatment, such that the only patients who can access care are those with health insurance from their employers or are wealthy enough to pay out-of-pocket. Imagine that even when patients decide on a course of action best suited for them, clinicians knowingly withhold evidence-based treatment. That’s what is happening with reproductive health, a critical part of every woman’s health care.

NPR — A twist on Charles Dickens: He was a public health pioneer too

In London, there’s a museum dedicated to Charles Dickens, housed in his old, lovingly preserved home near the King’s Cross rail station. There are over 200 museums in London. This one wasn’t anywhere near the top of my list.