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Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks in a hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 19, 2022.

Sens. Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski have tested positive for COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Sens. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, have tested positive for COVID-19, they both announced Monday. “This morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” Manchin said. “I am fully vaccinated and boosted and am experiencing mild symptoms. I will isolate and follow CDC… Read More

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa.

The omicron subvariant dominating U.S. COVID-19 cases is more vaccine-resistant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The BA.5 omicron subvariant, which is now the most prevalent coronavirus strain in the United States, is four times more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines, according to a new study. The strain, which is considered “hypercontagious,” according to the Mayo Clinic, is more defiant against messenger RNA vaccines, which include Pfizer and… Read More

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The Biden administration is capping the cost of internet for low-income Americans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration says it will partner with internet providers to lower the cost of high-speed internet plans for low-income Americans, the White House announced Monday. The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide plans of at least 100 Megabits per second of speed for no more than $30. An estimated 48 million… Read More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference for Super Bowl LIV

The NFL is requiring teams to hire women or minorities as coaches for 2022 season

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The National Football League set forth new diversity and inclusion efforts for the 2022 season at its annual owners meeting, such as requiring its 32 teams to employ a “female or a member of an ethnic or racial minority” as an offensive assistant, the league said in a statement. Candidates must… Read More

A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared during a pop-up vaccine clinic at Cristo Rey Church in East Austin. The photo shows two gloved hands holding an upside down syringe and vaccine dose

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Moderna is hoping to get the green light to administer a pediatric, low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to under 6 years of age, it said in a statement. The pharmaceutical company will submit a request to the Food and Drug Administration “in the coming weeks” for authorization for… Read More