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This 16-year-old got his Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot late last month at the UCI Health Family Health Center in Anaheim, Calif. Students as young as 12 are now eligible to get the vaccine, too, the FDA says. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images hide caption

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FAQ: What You Need To Know About Pfizer's COVID Vaccine And Adolescents

Adolescents age 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the FDA says. Buy when and where, and what about younger kids? You have questions. We have answers.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted last week to approve an overhaul proposal but the group's pledges of transformation have done little to reassure entertainment companies. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association hide caption

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NBC Won't Air 2022 Golden Globes In Rebuke To Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The press association promised to improve diversity and other factors. NBC said it hopes to see enough change to run the show in 2023.

A member of a pro-Trump mob bashes an entrance of the Capitol building in an attempt to gain access on Jan. 6. The U.S. Capitol Police's inspector general has pointed to intelligence failures in the lead-up to the insurrection. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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Watchdog: Capitol Police Need To Boost Counterintelligence To Address Rising Threats

The hearing with the Capitol Police inspector general comes as the department says threats to members of Congress are up 107% over last year.

China will set up a "line of separation" at Mount Everest's summit, as Nepal struggles to control a COVID-19 outbreak. In this photograph, on May 2, 2021 mountaineers trek along the Khumbu glacier near Everest base camp in the Mount Everest region of Solukhumbu district, some 140 km northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. Prakash Mathema/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China To Set Up 'Line Of Separation' On Mount Everest, Citing COVID Outbreak

Nepal's health ministry has reported more than 403,000 COVID-19 cases, including more than 9,100 new infections on Monday.

The Italian Culture Ministry said the Guattari Cave in San Felice Circeo was "one of the most significant places in the world for the history of Neanderthals." Emanuele Antonio Minerva/Italian Culture Ministry via AP hide caption

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'Extraordinary Discovery': Archaeologists Find Neanderthal Remains In Cave Near Rome

Archaeologists unearthed the remains of nine Neanderthals, dating from 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, in a discovery the Italian culture minister said will be "the talk of the world."

Barry Jenkins served as showrunner, executive producer, writer and director to the 10-part Amazon series, The Underground Railroad. Atsushi Nishijima/Amazon Studios hide caption

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'Underground Railroad' Director Barry Jenkins Sees Film As An 'Empathy Machine'

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Jenkins says filming his new series about an enslaved girl who escapes from a plantation was the most difficult project of his career — and one that made him feel closer to his own ancestors.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference in Oakland, Calif., on Monday where he announced a new round of $600 stimulus checks residents making up to $75,000 a year. Newsom also announced a projected $75.7 billion budget surplus compared to last year's projected $54.3 billion shortfall. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Facing A Recall And A Massive Surplus, Gov. Newsom Proposes More Stimulus Checks

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Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan to send billions in state surplus dollars back to residents. Republicans who support recalling Newsom from office are questioning his timing.

Facing A Recall And A Massive Surplus, Gov. Newsom Proposes More Stimulus Checks

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President Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the East Room of the White House on Monday, pushing back on critics who say the American Rescue Plan is making the economy worse. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans Will Lose Unemployment Benefits If They Turn Down Jobs, Biden Says

Biden said that his administration would not stand for people gaming the system, but pressed the importance of continued financial support for those left jobless as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

A man cries over the body of a victim of deadly bombings on Saturday near a school, at a cemetery west of Kabul on Sunday. More than 50 were killed in the attack, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old. More than 100 were wounded. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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Afghanistan School Attack: Death Toll Rises, As Do Fears Over Sending Girls To School

"Should we ask children to go to school when the schools are not safe for them? Can we do that?" asks an education activist. One wounded student says she wants to go back. "Continue school," she says.

Afghanistan School Attack: Death Toll Rises, As Do Fears Over Sending Girls To School

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., raise their arms after addressing attendees of a rally, Friday, May 7, 2021, in The Villages, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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A Look At The GOP From Inside A Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally

The two members of Congress may not have much power on the Hill, but they get celebrity treatment from Trump supporters.

A Look At The GOP From Inside A Matt Gaetz-Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally

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The Kindred Spirits sculpture in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland, pays tribute to a gift from the Choctaw nation to help during the 19th century potato famine. Ireland paid it back with donations to the Navajo and Hopi nations to help them during the pandemic. Gavin Sheridan hide caption

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What Native Americans Can Teach Us About Generosity In A Pandemic

It's inspiring when a spirit of generosity crosses national borders. But to fight this pandemic, rich nations must do their part. That's why we think Biden's stand on vaccine patents is a vital step.

Blanca Marisa Balegas makes tortillas at the Ramos family's new wood-fired stove after the floods disintegrated the old one. Ten family members sleep in the two-room home now. Hurricanes Eta and Iota displaced the family for over five months. Tomas Ayuso for NPR hide caption

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Why People Are Fleeing Honduras For The U.S.: 'All That's Left Here Is Misery'

Hunger, violence and catastrophic flooding are leading more families to flee Honduras for the southern U.S. border than any other country. At least 200 families a day are asking for asylum.

Why People Are Fleeing Honduras For The U.S.: 'All That's Left Here Is Misery'

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The Biden administration says the government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. In this 2017 photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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U.S. Will Protect Gay And Transgender People Against Discrimination In Health Care

The announcement, which effectively reverses a Trump-era rule, springs from last summer's landmark Supreme Court decision banning employment discrimination against LGBTQ people.

Carlene Knight, 54, is one of the first patients in a landmark study designed to try to restore vision in those who have a rare genetic disease that causes blindness. Josh Andersen/OHSU hide caption

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Blind Patients Hope Landmark Gene-Editing Experiment Will Restore Their Vision

The unprecedented study involves using the gene-editing technique CRISPR to edit a gene while it's still inside a patient's body. In exclusive interviews, NPR talks with two of the first participants.

Blind Patients Hope Landmark Gene-Editing Experiment Will Restore Their Vision

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Stock trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 9, 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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I Came Close To Dying: Wall Street's Most Photographed Man Is Ready For Normalcy

If 100% of a firm's traders are fully vaccinated, they can start sending more to the stock exchange floor. They can eat lunch in their booths again. Masks will be optional in some parts of the floor.

I Came Close To Dying: Wall Street's Most Photographed Man Is Ready For Normalcy

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