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Clemson Doctoral Student Named to MIT Technology Review’s ’35 Innovators Under 35′

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  CLEMSON, S.C. — Moses Namara’s interest in computers started at a young age, playing games on his computer. Wanting to learn how games and programs are developed, he chose to study computer science, which led him to Clemson University, where he’s currently a doctoral-degree candidate emphasizing in human-centered computing. As he’s progressed in his… Read More

Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot into the arm of Norman Solomon in San Rafael, Calif

CDC advisers back expansion of COVID boosters for all adults

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A panel of experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously backed the expansion of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all adults. The experts met Friday afternoon just hours after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the boosters for people 18 years and older. The Advisory Committee… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

The 94th death has been reported in Athens County, along with 25 new cases for Nov. 19

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 94 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 8,154 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 25 new cases were the same day. The Ohio… Read More

The seven-member Ohio Redistricting Commission is made up of five Republicans - co-chair Speaker Bob Cupp, Gov. Mike DeWine, Auditor Keith Faber, Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Senate President Matt Huffman. There are two Democrats on the commission: co-chair Sen. Vernon Sykes (D-Akron) and House Minority Leader Emiilia Sykes (D-Akron).

Ohio House sends Congressional district map to DeWine

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It’s now up to Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) whether to sign off on a new Congressional district map that gives Republicans an advantage in 12 of Ohio’s 15 districts for four years. In that House vote, every Democrat and four Republicans voted against the plan. Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland)… Read More

A health care worker administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a senior living facility

The FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for all U.S. adults

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Food and Drug Administration has given its OK for fully vaccinated Americans who are age 18 and older to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The FDA on Friday granted emergency use authorization for a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which had already been available to people 65… Read More