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FDA committee votes to roll out new COVID vaccination strategy

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today endorsed a proposal to make big changes in the nation's approach to vaccinating people against COVID-19.(Image credit: Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Oil refineries release lots of water pollution near communities of color, data show

Oil refineries release billions of pounds of pollution into waterways each year, according to regulatory data. NPR found that pollution is concentrated near places where people of color live. (Image credit: Ryan Kellman/NPR)

Rep. Adam Schiff announces 2024 Senate run, teeing up a high-profile primary

The seat currently held by 89-year-old Dianne Feinstein is safely Democratic. Feinstein has not announced if she will retire, but Democratic hopefuls are already entering the race for her seat. (Image credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

FBI says it 'hacked the hackers' to shut down major ransomware group

The FBI spent months spying on the ransomware group Hive and secretly helped victims before shutting the entire operation down.(Image credit: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

5 Memphis ex-police charged with murder and jailed over beating death of Tyre Nichols

The five former officers each face a litany of charges, including second degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression.(Image credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Social media's role in Jan. 6 was left out of the final report

Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell says the unpublished report shows that tech companies didn't respond to employees' warnings about violent rhetoric on their platforms.

Earth will have 'a very close encounter' with an asteroid tonight, NASA says

There's no reason for alarm — but, a NASA engineer calls it "one of the closest approaches by a known near-Earth object ever recorded." It will be only 2,200 miles above the Earth's surface.(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Southwest faces investigation over holiday travel disaster as it posts a $220M loss

The Department of Transportation says it is looking into the airline's flight scheduling practices and will hold it accountable for refunds. The 16,700 canceled flights cost Southwest $800 million.(Image credit: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images)

Rescue crews start a new search for actor Julian Sands after recovering another hiker

Sands, the 65-year-old star of A Room with a View, disappeared while hiking in Southern California. After 13 days, authorities are resuming a search "by air only" amid weather warnings.(Image credit: John Salangsang/John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

New 'Latino' and 'Middle Eastern or North African' checkboxes proposed for U.S. forms

The Biden administration is proposing that the U.S. census and federal surveys change how Latinos are asked about their race and ethnicity and add a checkbox for "Middle Eastern or North African."(Image credit: RussellCreative/Getty Images)

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