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Drivers wait for the traffic to be cleared as cars and trucks are stranded on sections of Interstate 95 Tuesday Jan. 4, 2022, in Carmel Church, Va. Close to 48 miles of the Interstate was closed due to ice and snow.

Here’s what you should keep in your car and other ways to prepare for winter driving

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It was the stuff of drivers’ nightmares. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine called it “dystopian.” This week, motorists were stuck in freezing temperatures – some for more than 20 hours — along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia. Heavy snow fell Monday, causing several vehicles to crash and bringing traffic… Read More

a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa

Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 Is Safe And Effective

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Updated September 20, 2021 at 10:31 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The first results from the highly anticipated trial studying the effectiveness and safety of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 showed promising results. The pharmaceutical companies said early results of their trial indicate the vaccine is safe… Read More

Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

20 Years Later, 2 More 9/11 Victims Are Identified Using New Technology

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NEW YORK CITY (NPR) — Two more victims of the 9/11 terror attacks at the World Trade Center have been identified in New York City–just days before the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. Dorothy Morgan of Hempstead, New York, is the 1,646th victim to be identified through ongoing DNA analysis of unidentified… Read More