NASA capsule flies over Apollo landing sites, heads home

NASA’s Orion capsule is on its way home from the moon to wrap up a three-week test flight

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Memphis hospital: Halt to trans procedures is temporary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Memphis hospital says it has paused, not stopped, its gender-affirming services in response to possible legal action by civil rights advocates who argue the hospital’s move…

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Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not as a booster but part of their initial shots. Children ages 6…

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US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects

The unabashedly liberal city of San Francisco became the unlikely proponent of weaponized police robots last week after supervisors approved them for limited use

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New Zealand launches inquiry into its coronavirus response

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is launching a wide-ranging inquiry into whether it made the right decisions in battling COVID-19 and how it can better prepare for future pandemics….

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China eases controls, gives no sign when ‘zero COVID’ ends

BEIJING — China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end…

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Poison center reports for child marijuana use rose 245% in last 20 years: Study

Between 2000 and 2020, reports to poison centers for child and teen marijuana use increased by 245%, according to a new study from the Oregon Health and Science University. The…

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Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Improved weather conditions have allowed rescuers to resume their search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains

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