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Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective in preventing Covid-19 hospitalization among adolescents, CDC study finds
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Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective in preventing Covid-19 hospitalization among adolescents, CDC study finds

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 93% effective in preventing hospitalization due to Covid-19 among children ages 12 to 18, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine effectiveness differed only slightly within that age group, with 91% effectiveness for children age 12 to 15 and 94% effectiveness for those age…MORE

‘Queens’ gets the band back together for a soapy ABC drama
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‘Queens’ gets the band back together for a soapy ABC drama

“Queens” is an extremely familiar idea, elevated not quite to the level of royalty by being slickly cast, packaged and produced. Like Peacock’s “Girls5eva,” the concept hinges on an all-girl group reunited and again pursuing stardom 20 years later, rediscovering the spotlight and its perils after years spent braiding hair and burning breakfast. Those last…MORE

Products in your medicine cabinet may soon be getting more expensive
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Products in your medicine cabinet may soon be getting more expensive

Procter & Gamble, one of the country’s largest consumer goods manufacturers, said Tuesday that it’s raising prices on certain grooming, beauty and oral care products for retail customers to combat higher costs. It’s the latest round of price hikes announced by the company. Other major consumer manufacturers and stores have also increased prices in response…MORE

FBI at Washington home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
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FBI at Washington home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

The FBI is conducting “law enforcement activity” at the Washington, DC, home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an FBI spokesman. The activity is connected to a federal investigation out of New York, the spokesperson said, but could not provide any more information. A source familiar with…MORE

Biden’s climate targets are possible without clean energy program, but will need tax credits and regulations
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Biden’s climate targets are possible without clean energy program, but will need tax credits and regulations

Even if Democrats’ cornerstone climate policy — a clean electricity program — is stripped out of their budget bill, an independent analysis estimates President Joe Biden can still meet his climate goals. But it would take decisive action and regulations across federal and state governments, at a time when Democrats in Congress are struggling to…MORE

‘Squid Game’ Halloween costumes are topping internet searches
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‘Squid Game’ Halloween costumes are topping internet searches

It looks like outfits inspired by Netflix’s “Squid Game” are sure to make an appearance at Halloween parties everywhere. Searches for “Squid Game costume” are outnumbering searches for other film and TV character costumes, according to a study conducted by Design Bundles. Though the show only debuted on the streaming service last month, Design Bundles…MORE

1 injury reported after plane crash in Waller County, Texas

1 injury reported after plane crash in Waller County, Texas

A plane carrying 22 people crashed while taking off at Houston Executive Airport on Tuesday morning, officials said. All passengers and crew were safely removed with one minor injury, Waller County Judge Trey Duhon reported via Facebook. “The information we have at this time indicates that the plane did not attain altitude at the end…MORE

Jamie Foxx says he’s not interested in being married
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Jamie Foxx says he’s not interested in being married

Jamie Foxx knows his family dynamic is a little untraditional and that’s the way he likes it. The actor says there’s a “whole lot of love” in his family and he just doesn’t need the “pressure” of being married. “The 2.5 children, the wood paneling on the station wagon and the cottage, I didn’t think…MORE

Alex Murdaugh denied bond after allegations of misappropriated funds
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Alex Murdaugh denied bond after allegations of misappropriated funds

A South Carolina judge denied bond Tuesday to Alex Murdaugh, the embattled attorney accused of misappropriating funds meant for the family of his longtime housekeeper. “There is no way this court can set a bond at this time,” Judge Clifton Newman said. “I am therefore denying bond at this time and will require Mr. Murdaugh…MORE

Using e-cigarettes to prevent smoking relapse doesn’t work well, study finds
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Using e-cigarettes to prevent smoking relapse doesn’t work well, study finds

Using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to keep from relapsing to cigarettes doesn’t appear to be effective, according to a new longitudinal study of nearly 13,000 smokers in the United States. “This is the first study to report on whether cigarette smokers can switch to e-cigarettes without relapsing to cigarette smoking,” said study author John…MORE

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