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To understand vaccine-induced immunity more fully, researchers are comparing antibody levels in people who received the Moderna vaccine but still got COVID-19 with levels in people who got the vaccine but didn't fall ill. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Blood Tests Should Show How Long A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Protect You

Researchers are trying to come up with tests that can be performed using a blood sample that will determine not only whether a COVID-19 vaccine will work but also for how long.

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Gen. Sami Sadat salutes Afghani troops in April 2021. "The Afghan military is one of the more advanced militaries that learned from the best, from the U.S. forces," he tells NPR's All Things Considered. "To be honest, for the past one year, the Afghan forces have held their ground pretty good, I'd say." Gen. Sami Sadat hide caption

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Afghan General Says Army Will Survive U.S. Troop Withdrawal

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Rod Colwell, CEO of Controlled Thermal Resources, is among many hoping to transform the area around California's Salton Sea into a domestic source of lithium for electric car batteries. Benjamin Purper/KVCR hide caption

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California's 'White Gold' Rush: Lithium In Demand Amid Surge In Electric Vehicles

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To understand vaccine-induced immunity more fully, researchers are comparing antibody levels in people who received the Moderna vaccine but still got COVID-19 with levels in people who got the vaccine but didn't fall ill. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Blood Tests Should Show How Long A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Protect You

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Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Dies

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A selfie taken by Feng Daoyou. Her older brother Feng Daokun believes she traveled to Hong Kong before flying to the U.S., from where she first contacted him in 2016. Unlike the rest of her family, she did not marry, and seemed to relish venturing far from home. "She could do anything she put her mind to. She was tough. She never gave up. That was just her personality," her brother says. Feng Daokun hide caption

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In China, Atlanta Shooting Victim's Kin Struggle To Understand Her — And Her Death

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The newly sequenced Canada lynx genome has already offered hints of how the North American wildcat might adapt — or not — to climate change, researchers say. Keith Williams/Flickr hide caption

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25 Down And 71,632 To Go: Scientists Seek Genomes Of All Critters With A Backbone

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Brandi Levy wears her former cheerleading outfit as she looks at her mobile phone while sitting outside Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City, Pa., on April 4. Danna Singer/ACLU/AP hide caption

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'Frightened To Death': Cheerleader Speech Case Gives Supreme Court Pause

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A closed sign is displayed in the window of a business in a nearly deserted lower Manhattan on April 17, 2020, in New York. Many small businesses benefited from a government emergency loan program during the pandemic, but its effectiveness is still in doubt. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Did Emergency PPP Loans Work? Nearly $800 Billion Later, We Still Don't Know

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