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FDA authorizes mix-and-match for all COVID boosters

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday gave its approval for Americans to get booster shots that are different from the COVID vaccine they…

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GOP congressman forfeits committee seats after indictment over illegal campaign contributions

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) on Wednesday stepped down from his committee assignments after being indicted for lying to federal investigators amid a probe into illegal…

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Rahm Emanuel questioned on murder of Laquan McDonald in confirmation hearing

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about the murder of Laquan McDonald during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to become the U.S. ambassador to Japan,…

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Biden’s ambassador nominee: “China is not an Olympian power”

President Biden’s nominee to serve as ambassador to China delivered a stark assessment of the challenges the U.S. faces in confronting Beijing, but stressed that…

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U.S. and Israel to form team to solve Jerusalem consulate dispute

The U.S. and Israel are planning to form a joint team to hold discreet negotiations on the reopening of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, Israeli…

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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to Parkland school shooting

Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday pleaded guilty on all counts for carrying out the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.,…

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White House unveils plan to “quickly” vaccinate kids ages 5-11

The White House on Wednesday released its plan to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, pending authorization from the Food and Drug…

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Where it stands: Marijuana policies for each U.S. sports league

With public support for marijuana legalization nearing unanimity, and more athletes using cannabis to treat pain, the four major U.S. sports leagues continue to reduce…

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Jake Sullivan discussed Saudi-Israel normalization with MBS

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan raised normalization with Israel during his recent meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, three U.S. and…

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Tech’s leaky world

Tech companies are learning what everyone in Washington already knows: Leaks of confidential info are inevitable, and “plumbing” operations to close them rarely work. Why…

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Kamala Harris announces new guidelines to encourage union membership

Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will today announce new guidelines to encourage federal workers to join unions, according to a White…

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The Biden administration is under pressure to close the global coronavirus vaccine gap

The world still needs more coronavirus vaccines, particularly low-income countries. Pressure is increasing on the Biden administration to close the gap — and the Biden administration,…

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John Deere workers are walking off the job with an economic tailwind

The strike at John Deere is the biggest of the pandemic era, with 10,000 workers on the picket line calling for better pay and benefits….

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California governor declares drought emergency for entire state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) extended a drought emergency declaration to cover the entire state on Tuesday. Why it matters: “California is experiencing its worst…

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Reports: Brazilian lawmakers to accuse Bolsonaro of crimes against humanity over COVID

A Brazilian Senate panel will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with “crimes against humanity,” alleging his COVID-19 pandemic response led to hundreds of thousands…

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California governor declares drought emergency for entire state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) extended a drought emergency declaration to cover the entire state on Tuesday. Why it matters: “California is experiencing its worst…

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North Korea’s military fires another ballistic missile into sea, hours after U.S. pledge

North Korean state media announced that a detected ballistic missile launch into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday was a newly developed weapon…

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Manchin offers deal to progressives: social programs must have income caps

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is offering progressives a trade: He’ll vote for their cherished social programs if they accept strict income caps for the recipients,…

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Nick Burns, Biden’s man in Beijing, in the hot seat

President Biden’s nominee for ambassador to China will face aggressive questioning Wednesday about the most important, and potentially perilous, bilateral relationship in the world. Why it…

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Jan. 6 committee recommends contempt charges against Bannon

The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riots unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night recommending that former Trump aide Steve Bannon be…

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Civil rights groups sue Oklahoma over law banning critical race theory

A group of civil rights organizations is suing Oklahoma over a law that restricts discussion of race and gender in public schools. Why it matters:…

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GOP congressman indicted for lying to the FBI

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) has been indicted on charges he falsified records and lied to federal investigators probing an illegal foreign donation scheme, the Justice…

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