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Moderna says COVID shot for younger kids showed strong results

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Moderna Inc. said that its COVID-19 vaccine showed a strong immune response in younger children in a late-stage clinical trial.

Biden’s economic plan finally comes into focus as it shrinks

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The White House’s concessions are piling up on President Joe Biden’s social-spending plan — including climate, education and child care provisions — as negotiations continue into the weekend.

Ramesh Ponnuru: Which programs for children should Democrats cut?

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It’s not exactly Sophie’s Choice, but it’s still painful for Democrats. Their big spending bill includes three programs for children: a subsidy for child care, monthly checks to parents and a paid family leave program.

Commentary: Keep guns from domestic abusers

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year’s commemoration comes at a time when researchers are reporting tragic increases in rates of domestic violence — a “pandemic within a pandemic” — across the country.

Benefits of Pfizer child shot likely outweigh risks, FDA says

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The staff of the Food and Drug Administration said the benefits of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine for young children likely outweigh its risks, ahead of a meeting next week where experts will weigh whether the shot should be cleared for use.

Citi becomes first Wall Street bank to agree to racial audit

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Citigroup Inc. became the first Wall Street bank to agree to do a deep dive into its business to see if, and how, it contributes to racial discrimination.

2 police officers shot in Doral, Fla., on busy roadway; suspected gunman is dead

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A gunman opened fired on Doral police on a busy road Friday morning, wounding two officers before they returned fire and killed him, the department said.

Pfizer says COVID vaccine 91% effective in kids ages 5 to 11

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Pfizer Inc. said the COVID shot it’s developed with BioNTech SE was 90.7% effective against symptomatic cases in young kids ages 5 to 11, according to a briefing document posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.

Who needs COVID boosters? Experts must decide with incomplete data

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COVID-19 vaccine holdouts have no monopoly on doubt. Even scientists who fervently believe the shots are the way out of the pandemic often wish they had a bit more proof.

New video shows Dallas paramedic kicking homeless man at least 9 times before police...

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New video footage of a Dallas paramedic who made headlines after body cameras showed him striking a homeless man reveals that he kicked the man at least nine times within two minutes as the man lay on the ground.

Americans tricked out of more than $586 million in COVID-related scams

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Scammers have bilked American consumers out of more than $586 million through fraud schemes inspired by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: Medicare can cover dental care inexpensively

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As the cost of President Joe Biden’s spending package shrinks from $3.5 trillion closer to $2 trillion, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s proposal to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare has emerged as a sticking point in negotiations.

White House plans for COVID shots at school in rollout to kids

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The White House outlined its COVID-19 plan to vaccinate younger children, which would focus on smaller doses administered with smaller needles if the shots are authorized by regulators.

US school enrollment dropped by 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020

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U.S. school enrollment dropped 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020, with those under age 35 attending school dipping to the lowest level in more than two decades.

New US travel rules bar foreign COVID survivors with 1 vaccine shot

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The new U.S. travel policy will block entry to foreign nationals who have recovered from COVID-19 and then gotten one dose of two-dose vaccines — a standard that France and the European Commission consider full vaccination.

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Pfizer says COVID vaccine 91% effective in kids ages 5 to...

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Pfizer Inc. said the COVID shot it’s developed with BioNTech SE was 90.7% effective against symptomatic cases in young kids ages 5 to 11, according to a briefing document posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.
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Politics

US aid to renters picked up to $2.8 billion in September

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State and local governments picked up the pace of distributing emergency rental assistance funds in September amid a push from the Biden administration to accelerate payments to households.