FDA panel unanimously recommends Moderna booster shot for vulnerable adults
Even while noting the scant amount of data provided to them to make their decision, members of an advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration recommended Thursday that people at higher risk from Covid-19 who received the Moderna vaccine get booster shots.
Religious protections don’t apply to Falun Gong protest sites
Followers of a 30-year-old Chinese spiritual practice called Falun Gong cannot designate their protest sites as places of worship to silence counter-protesters, the Second Circuit ruled Thursday.
High-profile Capitol rioter gets all clear to represent himself
With the warning that self-representation will lead to spectacular and imminent failure, a federal judge granted permission Thursday to a California police chief turned yogi turned Three Percenter to do just that as he goes on trial for storming the U.S. Capitol.
Domino’s worker who first pointed the finger at ‘antifa’ cops guilty plea to Capitol riot
A Massachusetts man famously photographed at the Capitol riot alongside the infamous QAnon shaman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Thursday, nine months after he first told FBI investigators that it was not Trump supporters but "antifa" who stormed the halls of government.
Vaccine mandate is extreme but so is Covid. Will NYC schools mandate survive appeal?
Hearing arguments from a group of New York City teachers claiming that the citywide Covid-19 vaccine mandate violates their constitutional rights, a Second Circuit panel weighed the mandate against the risk of the deadly pandemic to teachers, students and the community.
Victims bear wounds in damages phase of Sutherland Springs shooting trial
Survivors of the November 2017 massacre at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church in Texas took the stand in federal court as their trial against the U.S. government, which failed to prevent a shooting perpetrated by a disturbed former airman, proceeded to the damages phase.
War crimes without a war? Rebel leader’s defense tries to minimize hostilities
Urging the International Criminal Court to move forward with proceedings against Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, the court's top prosecutor on Thursday described allegations that the leader of a predominantly Muslim rebel group in the Central African Republic known as the Seleka kept prisoners in a torture pit under his desk.
Armenia asks UN court to protect it from ‘hatred’ of neighbor Azerbaijan
The United Nations' top court heard opening arguments Thursday in Armenia's request for temporary protective measures against its neighbor Azerbaijan.
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