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Do Americans need boosters yet? Here are the questions the FDA will be asking

Do Americans need boosters yet? Here are the questions the FDA will be asking

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration start meeting early Friday to discuss whether Americans need booster shots yet. It’s a simple question but one that has become bogged down in politics and turf battles. It’s sometimes seemed to put the FDA’s independence at odds with a White House team eager to appear…MORE

A timeline of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s case

A timeline of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s case

Local and federal authorities are looking for 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who was reported missing by her family over the weekend after she had been traveling with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie. Laundrie returned to the pair’s North Port, Florida, home earlier this month without Petito and is now refusing to talk to authorities, police say. Petito’s…MORE

France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat
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France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat

Amid a rift over a new security agreement between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the French Embassy in Washington has canceled a Washington reception and toned down celebrations commemorating a Revolutionary War naval victory by the French that helped the US to win its independence. The embassy said the celebrations have been…MORE

US defends partnership with UK and Australia after the French blast ‘brutal’ decision
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US defends partnership with UK and Australia after the French blast ‘brutal’ decision

American officials are defending a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines after French officials expressed frustration over the agreement’s effect on an existing multibillion-dollar defense deal. The effort to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines — a major step toward countering China as President Joe Biden works to build international backing for his approach…MORE

Colorado governor weds longtime partner in first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor
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Colorado governor weds longtime partner in first same-sex marriage for a sitting governor

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his partner of 18 years, Marlon Reis, were married on Wednesday, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Polis is the first out LGBTQ governor in the United States to get married while in the governor’s office, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which tracks LGBTQ political candidates and…MORE

White House has told governors how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled
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White House has told governors how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled

The White House has informed governors about the number of Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled in their states in coming weeks, an administration official told CNN Thursday. Former Delaware governor Jack Markell and former FEMA acting head Bob Fenton, who are overseeing the resettlement efforts, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other…MORE

First on CNN: White House economists say a clean energy transition will lower consumer costs
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First on CNN: White House economists say a clean energy transition will lower consumer costs

In a blog post shared first with CNN, White House economists argue that President Joe Biden’s climate agenda will not only cut carbon emissions but also bring down costs for consumers. White House Council of Economic Advisers member Heather Boushey and council economists Noah Kaufman and R. Daniel Bressler write that the climate and clean…MORE

Lawyer indicted on charges of lying to FBI as part of Durham probe into Trump-Russia investigation
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Lawyer indicted on charges of lying to FBI as part of Durham probe into Trump-Russia investigation

A federal grand jury has indicted cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann as part of a special counsel’s probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, alleging he lied to the FBI general counsel. The indictment comes as special counsel John Durham is nearing the conclusion of his more than two-year-long probe and faces a looming deadline…MORE

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