Fauci Says The Immunocompromised Need Booster, What's Next For LeVar Burton, 'Horrific' Battle In Afghanistan: Today's Top Stories

Published August 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM EDT
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate committee hearing on Capitol Hill in July.

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