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Dr. Naresh Aggarwal talks with Jennifer Bain, who volunteered for a study of Medicago's COVID-19 vaccine, in Toronto. More than 24,000 volunteers in six countries participated. Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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A COVID vaccine grown in plants measures up

A vaccine from a Canadian biotech firm Medicago has been found to be effective at preventing moderate to severe disease. It could soon become the first plant-based vaccine authorized for human use.

President Biden walks to Marine One outside the White House on Dec. 2. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden pledged to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt. Here's what he's done so far

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Art Montagne in Honolulu, 1940; his letter to his mom, December 1941; and the American destroyer USS Shaw exploding during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Renee Montagne; Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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My dad witnessed the horror of Pearl Harbor firsthand. But his letters never let on

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Dr. Naresh Aggarwal talks with Jennifer Bain, who volunteered for a study of Medicago's COVID-19 vaccine, in Toronto. More than 24,000 volunteers in six countries participated. Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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A COVID vaccine grown in plants measures up

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National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins served for 12 years under three presidents and presided over an expansion of the agency's budget and efforts to develop new cures to diseases. Graeme Jennings/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The NIH director on why Americans aren't getting healthier, despite medical advances

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Three of the student authors of Who Is Florence Price? (left to right: Sebastián Núñez, Hazel Peebles and Sophia Shao), joined by their English teacher, Shannon Potts. Courtesy of Special Music School hide caption

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These NYC kids have written the history of an overlooked Black female composer

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