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Business · Cambridge

Moderna asks FDA to authorize Covid vaccine for kids under 6 years old

65% Center coverage: 184 sources
Moderna submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration that it hopes will prove two low-dose shots can protect babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Only children ages 5 or older can be vaccinated in the U.S., using rival Pfizer's vaccine, leaving 18 million younger tots unprotected. Pfizer is soon expected to announce if three of its even smaller- dose shots work for the littlest kids.See the Story
US & Canada · Montgomery

Arrest warrant issued in Alabama for missing jail official

65% Center coverage: 92 sources
An arrest warrant has been issued for a jail official who disappeared while escorting a prisoner. Vicky White told co-workers she was taking the inmate to the courthouse for a mental health evaluation. The inmate, Casey Cole White, 38, was scheduled for a trial next month on a capital murder charge.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Call Pence or Trump? It's decision time for Jan. 6 panel

65% Center coverage: 66 sources
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has interviewed nearly 1,000 people. But the nine-member panel has yet to talk to former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence. Trump pressured Pence for days, if not weeks, to use his ceremonial role presiding over the Electoral College count to try to block or delay Biden's certification.See the Story
US & Canada · Dallas

Dallas toddler mauled by coyote on front porch, hospitalized

56% Center coverage: 52 sources
Police say a 2-year-old child was hospitalized in critical condition after being mauled by a coyote on the front porch of the child's Dallas home.See the Story

Marketing deals trickle down from NCAA to high school sports

75% Center coverage: 39 sources
Teenage athletes are cashing in on their name, image and likeness through marketing contracts often referred to as NIL deals. The contracts have begun to trickle down to the high school level after the NCAA's decision last year to allow college athletes to monetize their stardom.See the Story
US & Canada · North Carolina

Buffeted by weather, a historic Black town strives to endure

52% Center coverage: 27 sources
Princeville, on the banks of the Tar River in eastern North Carolina, is one hurricane away from disaster. Two hurricanes 17 years apart created catastrophic flooding in the town. It has endured racism, bigotry and attempts by white neighbors to erase it from the map. The 2020 U.S. Census put the town's population at 1,254.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

Russia’s war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

66% Center coverage: 24 sources
Global cooking oil prices have been rising since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Russia's war in Ukraine has sent costs spiralling. Palm oil prices were up 200% and are set to go even higher. Indonesia, one of the world's top producers, bans cooking oil exports starting Thursday.See the Story
US & Canada

Hot off the Wire: Listen to today's top stories

85% Center coverage: 13 sources
North Korea has ordered a lockdown after confirming its first coronavirus case. Twitter fired two of its top managers Friday, the latest sign of internal turmoil amid Tesla billionaire Elon Musk's planned buyout of the company.Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them.See the Story
West Des Moines · West Des Moines

Hy-Vee wants 500 office employees to move to retail jobs, citing 'economic challenges'

80% Center coverage: 5 sources
The move comes after the company already eliminated 121 corporate-level positions in March. More than 100 of those employees were offered retail positions, the company said. The company blamed, among other things, rising inflation, increasing fuel and construction costs and supply chain disruptions for the moves.See the Story

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