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FDA limits Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine to some people due to blood clot risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is limiting the use of Johnson and Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine as a last resort for adults who cannot accept a shot from another manufacturer.


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Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide, survey finds

Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, according to a survey from the Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis support for LGBTQ youth, published its annual survey this week. The survey found rising rates of suicidal thoughts, as well as significant disparities among trans youth and LGBTQ youth of color.


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3 people were killed in a stabbing attack near Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM — A pair of Palestinian attackers went on a stabbing rampage in a town near Tel Aviv on Thursday night, killing at least three people and wounding four others before fleeing in a vehicle, Israeli authorities said.


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What's a good word for the welcome given to Ukrainian refugees in Europe? 'Generous'

Do countries taking in Ukrainian refugees have the ability to address their medical needs?


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Boeing is moving its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area

Boeing Co. said Thursday it will move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, where company executives would be closer to key federal government officials.

The company said it will use its campus in Arlington, Virginia, as the new headquarters, and it plans to develop a research and technology hub in the area.

"The region makes strategic sense for our global headquarters given its proximity to our customers and stakeholders, and its access to world-class engineering and technical talent," Boeing CEO David Calhoun said.


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Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 5)

As Thursday draws to a close in Kyiv and in Moscow, here are the key developments of the day:


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More than 2,200 dams are in poor condition, posing danger to communities

More than 2,200 dams built upstream from homes or communities are in poor condition across the U.S., likely endangering lives if they were to fail, according to an Associated Press analysis.

The number of high-hazard dams in need of repairs is up substantially from a similar AP review conducted just three years ago.


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How a massive steel plant became the center of Ukraine's resistance in Mariupol

The final stand for the Ukrainian city of Mariupol began this week as Russian forces entered the hulking Azovstal steel plant at the heart of the besieged city, where thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have been hiding for weeks.

"Heavy, bloody battles are being fought," said Capt. Sviatoslav Palamar, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian forces inside the plant, in a video released Thursday on Telegram.


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In the battle over books, Nashville library's response? 'I read banned books' cards

As efforts to control books continue in Tennessee, a library in Nashville is pushing back with a bold new campaign: A card that says "I read banned books."

The Nashville Public Library is issuing 5,000 of the limited-edition cards — printed in bright yellow — to readers in Davidson County for close to a month.


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A popular program for teaching kids to read just took another hit to its credibility

One of the world's most widely used reading intervention programs for young children has taken another hit to its credibility.


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