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  1. covid-19
    What to Know About the New COVID-19 Antiviral PillsNew drugs developed by Pfizer and Merck have shown significant efficacy in reducing severe illness and death from COVID-19.
  2. politics
    David Perdue Will Indeed Primary Governor Brian Kemp in Georgia: ReportsThe former senator was recruited to run against Kemp by Donald Trump, who has repeatedly vowed to help purge the incumbent GOP governor.
  3. politics
    Longtime Republican Lawmaker Bob Dole Dead at 98The former Senate majority leader, presidential candidate, and World War II veteran died in his sleep on Sunday.
  4. covid-19
    Upstate New York Hospitals Are Being Overwhelmed by COVIDCOVID-19 hospitalizations have more than tripled upstate since August, and the surge has come amid a staffing shortage of health-care workers.
  5. foreign policy
    U.S. Warns of Possible Invasion of Ukraine by RussiaIntelligence officials worry that Russia’s rapid buildup on the border means the country could launch an offensive in early 2022.
  6. crime
    Michigan School Shooter’s Parents Apprehended Following Rare ChargesJames and Jennifer Crumbley pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges on Saturday, days after their son allegedly killed four classmates.
  7. scary things
    Accidental Gunfire Caused a Panic at Atlanta’s Airport: What We KnowSaturday’s scary incident comes amid a record-breaking rise in the number of guns found during U.S. airport security screenings.
  8. china
    IOC Says Missing Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Told Them She’s SafeShe hadn’t been seen in public since accusing a former government official of sexual assault — prompting international concern about her welfare.
  9. covid-19
    Austria Institutes Lockdown, National Vaccine Mandate Amid COVID SurgeDemonstrations against anti-COVID restrictions were staged in Vienna and several other European cities on Saturday.
  10. explainer
    What to Know About Booster Shots, NowCountless Americans are now eligible for a booster dose of any of the three U.S.-authorized COVID vaccines.
  11. covid-19
    New Documents Detail How Trump White House Interfered in CDC’s COVID ResponseEmails and transcripts released by congressional investigators reveal more about Trump administration efforts to influence and muzzle CDC scientists.
  12. extreme weather
    California Might Start Ranking Heat WavesState lawmakers want to create a three-tier ranking system to more effectively warn people about the public-health threats of extreme heat.
  13. covid-19
    New Leader of Oklahoma National Guard Rejects Federal Vaccine MandateThe state’s mandate-opposing governor appointed the new leader and directed him to institute the policy, which goes against Defense Department orders.
  14. awful things
    U.S. Covered Up Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria: ReportMore than 60 civilians, including many women and children, appear to have been killed, according to a new investigation.
  15. covid-19
    COVID-19 Cases Surge Across EuropeSeveral countries are seeing alarming spikes in the number of newly reported infections as Europe enters its second pandemic winter.
  16. energy
    U.S. Heating Costs May Spike This Winter Amid Global Natural-Gas CrunchThe U.S. is exporting a record amount of natural gas, and it’s already having domestic consequences.
  17. policing
    New Report Details How and Why Routine Traffic Stops Turn DeadlyPolice have killed over 400 people in the last five years who weren’t armed or being pursued for a violent crime, the investigation found.
  18. covid-19
    What to Know About the COVID Vaccine for KidsAppointments to get Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children who are 5 to 11 should be widely available within days.
  19. january 6
    Trump Lawyer Blamed Pence for Capitol Riot While It Was Still HappeningJohn Eastman, who wrote a legal blueprint for Trump’s authoritarian power grab, emailed the Pence team after rioters breached the Capitol.
  20. g20
    G20 Leaders Back Global Minimum Tax to Close Off Corporate Tax HavensThe international pact is considered an essential part of the Biden administration’s plans to raise taxes in the U.S.
  21. covid-19
    Why Are U.K. COVID Cases Soaring?The highly vaccinated country is experiencing its biggest spike in new infections since midsummer.
  22. politics
    Twitter Suspends GOP Congressman Jim Banks for Misgendering Trans OfficialThe company suspended the Indiana Republican’s official account and removed a tweet in which he intentionally misgendered Dr. Rachel Levine.
  23. business
    Millions of Used Medical Gloves Imported to U.S.: ReportA Thai company that was repackaging and selling reused gloves shipped at least 200 million gloves to U.S. distributors during the pandemic.
  24. immigration
    U.S. Border Arrests Hit All-Time HighAbout 1.7 million migrants were detained while attempting to cross into the U.S. over the last 12 months.
  25. nuclear arms race
    China Tested a Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile: ReportThe weapon is harder to track and destroy than a ballistic missile.
  26. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  27. puerto rico
    Fed Up Over Power Outages, Puerto Ricans Took to the StreetsThousands marched on Friday to highlight continuing outages, rising bills, and concerns about the privatization of the power grid on the island.
  28. tourism
    Fully Vaccinated Travelers Can Visit U.S. Starting November 8The U.S. will soon allow fully vaccinated visitors from more than 30 countries, including via the borders with Canada and Mexico.
  29. just asking questions
    ‘A Fire Age Is Upon Us’Fire historian Stephen Pyne puts the ever-worsening problem of wildfires, and humans’ relationship with fire, into context.
  30. corey lewandowski
    Trump Donor Accuses Corey Lewandowski of Unwanted Sexual AdvancesThe former Trump campaign manager allegedly touched her leg and buttocks, spoke in sexually graphic terms, and “stalked” her.
  31. covid-19
    YouTube Bans All Anti-Vaccine ContentThe new rules go beyond COVID-specific misinformation.
  32. booster shots
    CDC Director Overrules Advisory Panel on COVID Boosters for High-Risk WorkersThe agency’s director backed another shot for older and vulnerable Americans and for people whose jobs put them at higher risk of exposure.
  33. booster shots
    Johnson & Johnson Says Second Shot Increases Vaccine EfficacyA second shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been found to provide 94 percent protection against the virus, according to the drug company.
  34. booster shots
    FDA Panel Recommends Booster Shots for Those 65 and Over, But Not EveryoneThe panel’s vote against authorizing third shots of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for those 16 and over may derail the Biden administration’s booster plan.
  35. covid-19
    The Debate Over Booster Shots Is Getting HotterShould everyone get an extra shot, or just the most vulnerable? That question is splitting experts and even the Biden administration.
  36. space
    Will Earth Run Out of Space for Space Junk?Orbital trash has been a growing problem since Sputnik. Now private companies are throwing up satellites by the thousands.
  37. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  38. afghanistan
    Biden Vows Retribution for Kabul Attack That Killed 13 AmericansISIS-K militants claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 13 U.S. service members and as many as 170 Afghan civilians.
  39. booster shots
    J&J Says Booster Led to Spike in Antibodies in Early TrialsThere are a ton of caveats, though.
  40. covid-19
    FDA Finally Gives Full Approval to Pfizer COVID VaccineThe U.S. gets its first fully authorized vaccine, which is expected to launch a wave of new mandates and is hoped to ebb hesitancy.
  41. booster shots
    What to Know About Booster Shots for AllHow it would work and why experts are split on another jab for everyone.
  42. here we go again
    Booster Shots for Everyone to Begin on September 20It’s going to be a fall and winter of third shots.
  43. covid-19
    FDA, CDC Approve Third COVID Vaccine Dose for ImmunocompromisedThe move paves the way for Americans with weakened immune systems to get a third shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines as soon as this weekend.
  44. politics
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspended by Twitter After ‘Fourth Strike’The representative can’t help herself from pushing vaccine misinformation.
  45. covid-19
    What About a Booster Shot Now?With Delta circulating, the question of whether more shots are needed has taken on new urgency. Here’s what we know.
  46. explainer
    What We Know About the Dangerous Delta VariantThe more transmissible COVID strain now accounts for an estimated 93 percent of new cases in the U.S.
  47. pandemic
    You’ll Need a Vaccine to Eat Inside NYC Restaurants SoonThe requirement for indoor dining, gyms, concerts, and more comes down this month.
  48. covid-19
    U.S. Finally Hits Biden’s 70 Percent Vaccination GoalThe key milestone comes nearly a month after President Biden’s much-publicized July 4 target date.
  49. just asking questions
    ‘There’s No Silver Bullet’: What Polling Reveals About Vaccine HesitancyKFF’s Mollyann Brodie shares her data-informed thoughts on the influence of partisanship, vaccine mandates, and the Delta variant.
  50. covid-19
    CDC Internal Report: Delta As Contagious As ChickenpoxThe report, based on unpublished data, says that while infections in vaccinated people are rare, they may be just as contagious as the unvaccinated.
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