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A nurse administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System pop-up vaccination site at the Dae Hueng Presbyterian Church on Saturday in Gardena, Calif. More than half of U.S. adults have now received at least one vaccine dose.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 20:48

The CDC reported a hopeful statistic in the country's fight against the coronavirus on Sunday. On Monday, every adult in the country will be eligible to register to be vaccinated.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children and is urging consumers with children to stop using it.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 18:18

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about the Peloton Tread+ after reports of children being injured. Peloton insists the machine is safe when used as directed.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a shooting Sunday in Austin. Police said three people were killed.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 16:27

After a big surge in gun deaths in 2020, high-profile mass shootings this spring are a reminder that America's epidemic of gun violence persists.

Pastor Denell Howard leads a prayer Saturday at a vigil at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis for the victims of the shooting Thursday at a FedEx facility.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 09:24

The weapons used in Thursday's mass shooting at a FedEx facility were purchased legally by the suspect in July and September of 2020, police said. A shotgun was seized from him earlier.

Mourners have built a makeshift memorial for Daunte Wright on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minn., the quiet inner-ring suburb where police shot and killed Wright on April 11.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 08:04

The inner-ring suburb where Daunte Wright was shot by police has diversified dramatically over the last 30 years. Its city administration — and police force — have been slower to change.

Researchers have shown that the Indian jumping ant can shrink and regrow its brain.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 06:58

A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.

U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry speaks during a roundtable meeting with reporters in Seoul on Sunday. The United States and China have agreed to cooperate with other countries to curb climate change, just days before a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 06:58

The world's two biggest carbon polluters agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with "seriousness and urgency" days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders on the issue.

Sun, 04/18/2021 - 06:00

As a doctor, I was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in December, but I also was pregnant, and there wasn't yet much data to inform my decision. What I needed was a different kind of information.

Abraar Karan spent time in rural India in 2008 while working for Unite for Sight, a nonprofit group that provides eye care. Above: He interviews a woman about the challenge of living from severe cataracts.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 06:00

Health workers from the West couldn't help out in other countries due to lockdowns and restrictions. So they turned to help at home. But what is their role in lower resource countries moving forward?

A Georgia Tech employee receives a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination on the campus April 8. For a number of Americans, getting their shots is as easy as showing up to their workplace as some companies and institutions provide on-site vaccinations to their employees.
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 04:00

Companies like Tyson and Amazon are offering on-site coronavirus vaccinations to their employees in order remove barriers to getting the shots.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, says her immigrant journey, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies."
Sun, 04/18/2021 - 03:19

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — one of the most outspoken Democrats in Congress — wasn't always so vociferous. She says her story, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies."

A doctor for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, said on Saturday that his health is deteriorating rapidly and that the 44-year-old Kremlin critic could be on the verge of death.
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 23:09

The imprisoned Russian opposition leader, who is three weeks into a hunger strike, is at risk of cardiac arrest or kidney failure, according to test results, his physician says.

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 21:00

The raid Friday was the third giant clam bust in just over a month. Since the beginning of March, about $30 million worth of giant clams have been seized from illegal operations.

Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the moon under the Artemis program.
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 18:33

The company beat out two others in its bid to develop a lunar lander that will bring Americans back to the moon in the coming years.

Producer Scott Rudin, center, and the cast of <em>Hello, Dolly!</em> accept the award for Best Revival of a Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards in New York City. Rudin says he's stepping back from his Broadway work.
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 17:41

The producer announced Saturday that he would take a step back after allegations of bullying and workplace misconduct were reported this month.

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