As Virus Grows Stealthier, Vaccine Makers Reconsider Battle Plans

As Virus Grows Stealthier, Vaccine Makers Reconsider Battle Plans

Vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech effectively protect recipients. But in a worrying sign, they are slightly less effective against a variant found in South Africa.

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Biden Lifts Transgender Military Ban

Biden Lifts Transgender Military Ban

The president’s order, reversing a Trump administration policy, creates opportunities for young people whose dreams of serving in the military had been sidetracked.

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Flaming Lips Use of Plastic Bubbles at Concerts Leave Covid-19 Experts Unsure

Flaming Lips Use of Plastic Bubbles at Concerts Leave Covid-19 Experts Unsure

Medical professionals questioned how well the individual plastic bubbles protected band members and concertgoers from the coronavirus.

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Tae Keller Wins Newbery Medal for ‘When You Trap a Tiger’

Tae Keller Wins Newbery Medal for ‘When You Trap a Tiger’

“We Are Water Protectors,” illustrated by Michaela Goade and written by Carole Lindstrom, won the Caldecott Medal.

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New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds

New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds

Emergency management officials aim to funnel up to $10 billion into preventing climate disasters. The plan “would dwarf all previous grant programs of its kind,” one analyst said.

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Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Redesign to be Accelerated by Biden Administration

Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Redesign to be Accelerated by Biden Administration

The decision to have Ms. Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the note was set in motion in 2016. President Donald J. Trump opposed the idea, and his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, stopped work on it.

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