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A teenager enters a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine site earlier this month in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens in New York City. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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Heart Inflammation In Teens And Young Adults After A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Rare, The CDC Says

The cases have been seen mostly in teens and young adults between 12 and 39 years old. No deaths have been associated with this side effect of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a press conference Wednesday with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., at the U.S. Capitol. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A Years-Long Effort To Reform The Military's Justice System Gains More Momentum

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other key House members are jumping on board with a plan by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a day after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin voiced support for a crucial part of it.

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Chaos Erupts At A School Board's Public Hearing On Trans Students' Rights

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After about an hour of raucous testimony, the board voted unanimously to end the public comment session. Board members have said they received threats and an altercation in the board room lead to one arrest and one person being cited for trespassing.

In a photo from March of last year, cars pass the illuminated Allianz Arena soccer stadium in Munich, Germany. UEFA has nixed plans for the stadium to light up in rainbow colors Wednesday to protest a new Hungarian law seen as homophobic. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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German Stadiums Will Show Their Rainbow Colors To Support Hungary's LGBTQ Community

After a decision by UEFA to deny Munich's plan to light up its arena to protest a new Hungarian law seen as homophobic, other stadiums across the country said they would go ahead anyway.

Washington Spirit forward Kumi Yokoyama, shown here in June 2020, said they are transgender, a revelation praised in the U.S. where they play in the National Women's Soccer League but an identity not recognized in Japan. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out As Transgender

Kumi Yokoyama plays in the U.S. for the Washington Spirit and represented Japan in the 2019 World Cup. In Japan, LGBTQ people lack many legal protections and often suffer discrimination.

Moises Monterrubio walks a highline 1,600 feet in the air in Yosemite in June. The line stretched 2,800 feet, setting a record for Yosemite and California. Ryan Sheridan/Moises Monterrubio hide caption

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Stunning Photos Capture 2 Brothers' Walk 1,600 Feet Above Yosemite

Moises and Daniel Monterrubio, with the help of friends, set up a nylon line across a massive gap in Yosemite National Park. They walked 2,800 feet across the line, which hung 1,600 feet above ground.

Stunning Photos Capture 2 Brothers' Walk 1,600 Feet Above Yosemite

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Alien Planet-Hunters In Hundreds Of Nearby Star Systems Could Spot Earth

Potentially, observers in plenty of solar systems could have detected Earth sometime in the last 5,000 years. More stars will soon move into positions that would let them see our planet.



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