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FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older
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FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease and people whose jobs put them at risk of infection. “After considering the totality of the available scientific evidence and the…MORE

San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says
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San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says

San Jose State University will pay a total of about $1.6 million to some of the female students and student-athletes who alleged they were sexually assaulted or harassed by a campus athletic trainer over more than a decade, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday. The payments are part of a settlement between the university…MORE

The National Women’s Soccer League is about to share this stadium in Kansas

KANSAS CITY (KSNT) – Kansas City National Women’s Soccer League is moving on from Legends’ Field to Children’s Mercy Park, beginning in 2022. Children’s Mercy Park is home to Sporting KC. The two teams will share the 18,467 seat stadium. Children’s Mercy Park has also been home to the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National teams…MORE

KU Soccer gets surprise from Ted Lasso

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – KU Soccer was surprised with a box of gear from a famous Jayhawk fan Wednesday. Jason Sudeikis, AKA Ted Lasso, gifted the team a box of AFC Richmond gear. The merchandise is influenced by the soccer team in Sudeikis’s popular TV show, “Ted Lasso.” The box included an AFC Richmond jersey, scarf,…MORE

Kansas governor’s team responds to border security crisis, pushback from GOP

TOPEKA, (KSNT) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s team is responding to months of pushback from the state’s top Republican leaders over Texas’ border crisis. Sam Coleman, a spokesperson for the governor’s office, sent a statement to Kansas Capitol Bureau on Wednesday, responding to GOP criticism over not answering Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request to send…MORE

Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer
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Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer

Nearly 44 years after hunters discovered human remains near a Mississippi highway, authorities have identified the victim as Clara Birdlong — who they believe was killed by Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Little died last year at age 80 while serving three…MORE

Vaccine protection against Covid-19 wanes over time, especially for older people, CDC says
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Vaccine protection against Covid-19 wanes over time, especially for older people, CDC says

The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert said Wednesday. Ruth Link-Gelles, who helps lead the CDC’s Vaccine Effectiveness Team, reviewed a series of studies looking at the overall effectiveness of vaccines in various groups between February…MORE

These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling
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These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling

The battle over raising the debt ceiling may seem like political gamesmanship on Capitol Hill, but it has real-life implications for tens of millions of Americans. Social Security payments could be delayed. The next monthly child tax credit installment might not be sent on time. Food stamp recipients could be left waiting for funds. That’s…MORE

Boeing to build its first foreign assembly plant

Boeing to build its first foreign assembly plant

Boeing, the largest US exporter, announced plans Wednesday for its first foreign production plant to perform final assembly work. The plant, to be built in Toowoomba, Australia, will assemble military drones, not commercial jets, which is Boeing’s primary business. But it is an interesting step away from the United States for the company. Boeing’s defense,…MORE

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