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The dilemma in pausing J&J vaccine over risk of blood clots: Will it save lives or cost them?

A CDC advisory panel is grappling with the best way to "do no harm" regarding Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and its risk of blood clots.

Litman: Want more gun control? Don't make it about AR-15s

Widespread support for background checks and smart gun technology could push enough GOP senators out of lockstep on gun control.

Garland rescinds Trump-era restrictions on federal investigations of police departments

Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland rescinded Friday restrictions on Justice Department's use of consent decrees to force police departments to reform.

What time is Prince Philip's funeral? How to watch and what to expect of the service

Prince Philip's funeral will be streamed and televised on most major networks Saturday. But you'll have to wake up early to see it.

China adjusts its coronavirus strategy. Make that strategies

While China pushes a complacent population toward vaccination, a health official's suggestion to mix vaccines broaches sensitive political territory.

'Turning his back': Biden keeps Trump cap on refugee admissions, stunning supporters

Biden signs emergency determination that officials say will speed refugee admissions to the U.S. but leaves Trump's cap of 15,000 refugees in place.

Column: Bernie Madoff wanted to beat the Wall Street 'club.' So do today's crypto hotshots

It's unlikely Bernie Madoff ever got into cryptocurrency from his prison cell, but he might have appreciated the logic.

'La Gran Madre' helps child migrants separated from their families — because she was one

Nicaraguan American Nora Sandigo helps children who have crossed the border on their own to join families in the U.S.

What's different about Johnson & Johnson's vaccine that might explain its blood clot risk?

Why might some COVID-19 vaccines pose a small risk of blood clots while others don't? Scientists suspect it's related to their use of adenoviruses.

U.S. expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions

The Biden administration moves to hold Russia accountable for the hacking of federal agencies and interference in last year's presidential election.

Long Beach is ready to house immigrant children. But are they in over their heads?

In their rush to help unaccompanied immigrant children, some critics question whether Long Beach leaders understand what they are getting themselves into.

The Dead Sea is dying. Drinking water is scarce. Jordan faces a climate crisis

Climate change means Jordanians may soon not have enough water to drink. Others will face a similar scarcity.

Britain watches, wonders: Will brother princes make peace while grieving grandfather's death?

In latest chapter of British royal rift, estranged princes William and Harry to cross paths at family funeral

'White Lives Matter' rallies miss their mark. Hate groups still see chance to 'fire up the base'

White supremacists failed to turn out big crowds in Huntington Beach and elsewhere but have more coming, say experts on extremist groups.

'It is time to end America's longest war.' Biden to announce U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11

President Biden to announce U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that drew America into its longest war.
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