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CDC vaccine advisers schedule meetings to discuss booster shots, vaccines for kids

CDC vaccine advisers schedule meetings to discuss booster shots, vaccines for kids

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have planned two meetings in the coming weeks to discuss more Covid-19 vaccine boosters, as well as Pfizer’s application for emergency use authorization for its vaccine for children 5-11. “CDC’s independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) plans to meet on Wednesday and Thursday…MORE

‘No Time to Die’ is the most important film of the pandemic era

‘No Time to Die’ is the most important film of the pandemic era

In the nearly six decades since 1962’s “Dr. No,” one thing has been a constant at the cinema: Bond, James Bond. The iconic super-spy returns for his latest adventure this weekend with “No Time to Die,” the franchise’s 25th film, which represents both a literal and figurative end of an era. “No Time to Die”…MORE

California makes it illegal to remove a condom without consent, an act called ‘stealthing’
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California makes it illegal to remove a condom without consent, an act called ‘stealthing’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Thursday making the state the first to prohibit “stealthing,” or removing a condom during intercourse without a partner’s verbal consent. The new law makes the removal of a condom without consent a sexual assault, and affirms that the practice “causes long-term physical and emotional harms to…MORE

Seahawks’ real-life hawk mascot flies into the stands and lands on a football fan

Seahawks’ real-life hawk mascot flies into the stands and lands on a football fan

Taima the Hawk is a fixture at Seattle Seahawks home games, swooping through Lumen Field to the delight of thousands of football fans. The 16-year-old Augur hawk mascot made a particularly dramatic entrance at Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams — flying into the stands and landing on a fan’s back of the…MORE

The facts around an IRS proposal some claim would allow ‘spying’ on Americans’ bank accounts
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The facts around an IRS proposal some claim would allow ‘spying’ on Americans’ bank accounts

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service has gotten a lot of attention on social media — specifically, an obscure proposal by the Biden administration to widen the authority to root out tax evasion by allowing the IRS to get annual, aggregated reports of flows from bank accounts with a minimum of $600. But it’s not Biden…MORE

Justin and Christian Long had a blast making ‘Lady of the Manor’
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Justin and Christian Long had a blast making ‘Lady of the Manor’

How does one come up with a paranormal buddy comedy tied, in part, to the antebellum era of history? If you are brothers Justin and Christian Long, it’s not that hard. “The first part is easy, we love buddy comedies,” Christian Long told CNN. “We’re buddies,” Justin Long quipped. The pair co-wrote and co-directed the…MORE

The debt limit is still a ticking time bomb

The debt limit is still a ticking time bomb

After weeks of partisan gridlock, Congress is on track to extend the debt ceiling, averting a potential default looming in less than two weeks. But the solution merely moves the new fiscal cliff to December, aligning the deadline with other imminent crises, like a potential government shutdown if a new funding bill is not enacted.…MORE

Afrobeats star Tiwa Savage says she’s being blackmailed over a sex tape
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Afrobeats star Tiwa Savage says she’s being blackmailed over a sex tape

Tiwa Savage, the award-winning Nigerian singer-songwriter, says she’s being blackmailed over some intimate footage she filmed with her current boyfriend. Appearing on the radio station Power 105.1 in New York on Friday, the Afrobeats star said she is refusing to pay a blackmailer who is threatening to release the video. “I am not going to…MORE

How a LinkedIn message paved the way for ‘The Facebook Files’
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How a LinkedIn message paved the way for ‘The Facebook Files’

It all started with a LinkedIn message. Wall Street Journal reporter Jeff Horwitz first connected with Frances Haugen, now known as the Facebook whistleblower, late last year. He was trying to meet more sources at Facebook to learn about how the company managed content on its platforms around the 2020 election. He tried “the old…MORE

GOP senators who voted to convict Trump say it’s too soon to worry that he could undermine 2024 election
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GOP senators who voted to convict Trump say it’s too soon to worry that he could undermine 2024 election

Seven Senate Republicans defied former President Donald Trump by voting to convict him for inciting an insurrection after losing the 2020 election. But eight months later, they’re largely responding with a collective shrug to warnings again he’s taking steps to try to overturn the 2024 election, telling CNN they see no reason yet to be…MORE

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