FDA advisers recommend Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 and up
As the U.S. closes in on the one-year mark since adults first got vaccinated against Covid-19, offering the vaccine to children as young as 5 years old became a real, even imminent, possibility on Tuesday as experts paved the way toward vaccinating the youngest age group yet.
Capitol rioter who stole officer’s badge will await trial from home
A New Yorker who has taken great lengths to distinguish himself from fellow insurrectionists jailed after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 persuaded a federal judge Tuesday to grant him pretrial release.
Ninth Circuit bows out of NSA spying case
The Ninth Circuit said it will not rehear a long-running constitutional challenge to the federal government’s warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens.
LA sets December deadline for city workers to get Covid vaccine
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a plan Tuesday that will give city employees until Dec. 18 to show proof that they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Until then, unvaccinated workers will need to be tested twice a week, with the cost of the tests — $65 each — to be deducted from their paychecks.
Sixth Circuit urged to save Michigan State swim team
The Sixth Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a case that will decide the fate of the Michigan State University’s eliminated swimming and diving team.
Top EU court finds arbitration deals between member states illegal
Four years after a Swedish court ordered the Polish government to pay a company millions, the European Court of Justice has tossed out the fine on the grounds that an arbitration clause in an international investment agreement is illegal.
US and Mexico to take a more ‘holistic’ approach to public safety
High-ranking U.S. and Mexican officials met for the first time in years this month to discuss a fresh, “holistic” approach to dealing with the public security issues that affect both countries.
Female member of Islamic State group is first to be sentenced over Yazidi genocide
A German woman who joined the Islamic State group was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Munich court on Monday for letting a 5-year-old Yazidi girl she and her husband kept as a slave in Iraq die of thirst after she was chained in the scorching desert sun for wetting a mattress.
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