Ocean acidity data affirms predictions of changes to El Nino conditions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Score one for a key climate change prediction. A multi-institutional research team led by Yale and the University of St. Andrews has confirmed a major finding of climate models regarding changes that may occur to Pacific Ocean currents—including those that drive El Niño events—with just a few degrees of global warming.…

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FDA clears Moderna and J&J Covid boosters, allows ‘mix and match’ shots

The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night authorized booster shots of both Johnson & Johnson and Moderna’s Covid vaccines, another critical step in distributing extra doses to tens of millions of people.At the same time, U.S. regulators also authorized “mixing and matching” vaccines, allowing Americans to get a booster shot that’s a different vaccine from…

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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder in the Parkland school shootings on Wednesday. He’s seen here sitting at the defense table in the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 6. Amy Beth Bennett /Sun Sentinel/ TNS/ Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Amy Beth Bennett /Sun Sentinel/ TNS/ Getty…

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Biden, Trump tied in potential 2024 matchup: poll

President BidenJoe BidenWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package ‘closing’ Jayapal says tuition-free community college ‘probably won’t’ be in spending plan Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE and former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into…

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Democrats abandon free community college as White House warns social safety net bill will shrink below $2T

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told progressive lawmakers Tuesday that the final social spending bill is expected to drop tuition-free community college and curtail the child tax credit program, two sources familiar with the meeting said.The sources said the popular child tax credit is likely to be extended for an additional year. Many Democrats had…

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Refuses To Say Whether He’ll Get A Covid Vaccine Booster

Topline With FDA authorization for Johnson & Johnson booster shots appearing imminent, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) won’t say whether he plans to get his second dose once he becomes eligible, following public statements in which he questioned the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) speaks at the opening of a monoclonal…

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Southwest drops plan to put unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave starting in December

Travelers wait to check in at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.Kevin Dietsch | Getty ImagesSouthwest Airlines has scrapped a plan to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for but haven’t received a religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave as of…

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CDC: Pfizer Vax Kept Teens Out of the Hospital for COVID

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) was 93% effective among adolescents at preventing hospitalization, even during the Delta surge, researchers found. Among 179 patients ages 12-18 with COVID-19, 173 were unvaccinated, including 77 patients admitted to the ICU, 29 patients who were critically ill, and two that died, reported Samantha Olson, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues,…

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GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation

Rep. Jeff FortenberryJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FortenberryOvernight Defense: Senators reach billion deal on emergency Capitol security bill | House panel looks to help military sexual assault survivors | US increases airstrikes to help Afghan forces fight Taliban US delegation departs Haiti after reports of gunshots at ex-president’s funeral Biden announces delegation to attend Haitian president’s funeral…

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