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In this July 6, 2016 file photo, photos of Alton Sterling are taped to a makeshift memorial outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Sterling, was shot and killed outside the store by Baton Rouge police.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 09:34

Sterling's 2016 shooting by a Baton Rouge police officer was captured on video and sparked protests in the city's Black community. Neither officer involved in the shooting was charged criminally.

Novavax says its vaccine is 100% effective against the original strain of the coronavirus and had 93% efficacy against more worrisome variants.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 06:25

In a large-scale study, Novavax said its vaccine was completely effective against the original coronavirus strain and also effective against some variants. It works differently than other vaccines.

Protesters face police on June 6 in Minneapolis as they demand justice for Winston Boogie Smith Jr., who was fatally shot by members of a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. A woman at another Smith protest was killed Sunday after a vehicle drove into demonstrators.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:13

Demonstrators were gathered to protest the June 3 shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a Black man, by U.S. marshals in Minneapolis when a man plowed into a crowd Sunday night.

The Xinyuan Coal Mine operated by Yangquan Coal Industry Group Co. in Jinzhong, Shanxi province, in October.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:05

This year, China pledged to go carbon-neutral by 2060. It has invested heavily in solar, wind and nuclear energy. Still, coal-fired heavy industry made up 37% of its economic activity last year.

Janelia's cafeteria, which was noisy and crowded in pre-pandemic times, now operates a contactless takeout system.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:05

Before the pandemic, the Janelia Research Campus was a hive of collaboration. Now, as researchers return to their offices and labs, they're eager to restore the connections lost this past year.

In this 2011 photo, Joe Biden, then vice president, shakes hands with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, in Moscow. President Biden will hold a summit with Putin this week in Geneva, a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders that comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 04:02

The June 16 Geneva summit between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is a chance for the two leaders to map out how they will manage a difficult relationship. Here's what to know.

Solid research has found the vaccines authorized for use against COVID-19 to be safe and effective. But some anti-vaccine activists are mischaracterizing government data to imply the jabs are dangerous.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 04:00

The system is designed to provide early warning of what might or might not be actual side effects. But anti-vaccine groups are bending the data to their own ends.

Hyundai Motor Company employees put the finishing touches on vehicles in Montgomery, Ala.
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 02:01

A global shortage of semiconductor chips has impacted the manufacturing of cars, electronics and appliances.

A Pekingese walks with its handler in the Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Sunday in Tarrytown, N.Y. The dog won the blue ribbon in Best in Show.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 22:38

Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom's most prestigious prize after winning the big American Kennel Club National Championship in 2019.

Queen Elizabeth II and President Biden walk at Windsor Castle on Sunday in Windsor, England. This is Biden's first private meeting with Queen Elizabeth II since becoming president.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 19:06

Queen Elizabeth II has now met with 13 U.S. presidents, going back to meeting Harry Truman when she was a princess.

Former White House counsel Donald McGahn appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2018 on Capitol Hill.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 16:19

The secret DOJ subpoena sought account information for Don McGahn as well as his wife. It is unclear what the department was investigating or whether prosecutors obtained any account information.

An American flag flies outside of Houston Methodist Hospital in June 2020. A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by hospital employees who have refused to comply with a mandate requiring they receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 14:15

In a five-page ruling issued Saturday, a U.S. judge upheld Houston Methodist Hospital's vaccination policy, saying its requirement that employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine breaks no federal law.

An Israeli protester places a sticker on a banner showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a demonstration outside the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem on June 5. The Hebrew reads: "You failed" and "Leave."
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:34

The Israeli prime minister leaves office with a legacy that includes economic prosperity, a growing partisan divide in the U.S. over support for Israel and the unresolved conflict with Palestinians.

Naftali Bennett is Israel's new prime minister. He will serve two years before handing the reigns to political partner Yair Lapid for the remaining two years of the term. The two politicians worked together to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu who served as prime minister for the last 12 years.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:09

The Israeli Knesset has voted to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years in power. Israel's longest-serving prime minister will be succeeded by Naftali Bennett, a former aide turned political rival.

A wall-mounted thermostat in a California home. New research finds households that can least afford it are spending more than they have to on electricity.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 06:00

President Biden's climate plans call for spending big on energy efficiency. New research could help make sure it actually targets the poor and minority households that most need it.


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