Vaccines In The South, LGBTQ Athletes, The View From Space: News You Need To Start Your Day

A girl wearing a face mask is seated at an outdoor wooden table while she gets vaccinated by a woman in a white coat. Her face is turned toward that of First Lady Jill Biden, who is learning down with her hands on her knees to make eye contact with the girl. Another woman and a man in a cowboy hat watch from the side.
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Singer and songwriter Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and First Lady Jill Biden visited a pop-up vaccination site in Nashville, Tenn. this week, as the Biden administration continues its campaign to get shots into arms.

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