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U.S. sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions

U.S. sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions

UPDATED: 8:06 p.m.

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic.

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Louisiana state trooper charged in pummeling of Black man

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

A former Louisiana State Police trooper has been charged with a civil rights violation for pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — the first criminal case to emerge from federal investigations into troopers' beatings of at least three Black men.
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Boyfriend of slain Gabby Petito charged with bank card fraud

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

BILLINGS — The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross country trip with him, has been charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continue looking for him in Florida swampland, federal authorities announced Thursday.

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Famed cathedral names artist to replace Confederate windows

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

Washington National Cathedral announced Thursday it has chosen contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, renowned for his wide-ranging works depicting African American life, to design new stained-glass windows with themes of racial justice that will replace a set with Confederate imagery that were removed in 2017.
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U.S. sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic.
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Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

Amid the Boy Scouts of America’s complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the BSA and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of scout units. At issue: the churches’ fears that an eventual settlement — while protecting the BSA from future sex-abuse lawsuits — could leave many churches unprotected.
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Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbs aboard a motorhome complete with carpet and drapes. At his side, his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, quizzes a family who has just donated the recreational vehicle, appropriately called Residency. In the distance, above hills dotted with sagebrush, smoke billows from the second-largest wildfire in California history.
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No signs of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend after days of searching

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Search teams found nothing of note Wednesday at a Florida wilderness park where they have spent days looking for the fiancé of Gabby Petito, the young woman who authorities say was killed while on a cross-country trip with him.