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A CDC advisory panel recommended an extra Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A CDC Panel Backs Booster Shots For Older Adults, A Step Toward Making Them Available

The advisory committee's recommendation follows the FDA's authorization of Pfizer vaccine boosters for people 65 and up. Both regulatory moves will inform the U.S. plan to dispense extra doses.

A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback uses the reins as he tries to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Biden Administration Will No Longer Use Horses At A Texas Border Crossing

Images of Border Patrol agents on horseback corralling a group of mostly Haitian migrants at a makeshift camp drew widespread criticism, including from members of the Biden administration.

The Washington National Cathedral has chosen contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, renowned for his wide-ranging works depicting African-American life, to design new stained-glass windows with themes of racial justice. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The National Cathedral Will Replace Confederate Stained Glass With Racial Justice Imagery

The cathedral chooses a contemporary artist known for his works depicting African American life to design the new windows. They will replace a set with Confederate imagery that were removed in 2017.

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The Education Department Will Reimburse A School District That Had Its Funds Held Over Mask Mandates

The U.S. Department of Education has made good on its promise to reimburse a Florida district that is being penalized for defying its state's mask mandate ban.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., update reporters Thursday on Democratic efforts to pass President Biden's spending agenda. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Say They Agree On A Loose Framework To Pay For Their Spending Agenda

As Democrats scramble to move forward on President Biden's social spending agenda, leaders say they have reached agreement on a framework to pay for it.

The last Quad meeting, in March, was virtual. President Biden, Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister (top right), Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister (bottom left), and Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, will meet in person in the U.S. on Friday. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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5 Things To Know About Biden's Quad Summit With The Leaders Of India, Australia And Japan

President Biden will meet on Friday with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India. Their agenda includes the pandemic and climate change. But analysts say the Quad group is mainly about China.



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