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Report Cites New Details of Trump Pressure on Justice Dept. Over Election
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Pfizer Asks F.D.A. to Authorize Its Covid-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

Pfizer Asks F.D.A. to Authorize Its Covid-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

By Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland

The agency has promised to move quickly on the request and tentatively plans to meet on Oct. 26 to consider it. A decision could come soon after Halloween.

Report Cites New Details of Trump Pressure on Justice Dept. Over Election

Report Cites New Details of Trump Pressure on Justice Dept. Over Election

By Katie Benner

A Senate panel fleshed out how Donald Trump pursued his plan to install a loyalist as acting attorney general to pursue unfounded reports of fraud.

Senate Approves Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling and Avert Default, for Now

By Emily Cochrane

An agreement struck on Thursday allows the government to cover its expenses through early December, but does little to address the crux of the partisan stalemate.

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Bitcoin Preaches Financial Liberty. A Strongman Is Testing That Promise.

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Bitcoin Preaches Financial Liberty. A Strongman Is Testing That Promise.

By Anatoly Kurmanaev, Bryan Avelar and Ephrat Livni

As cryptocurrency enters global finance, an experiment in El Salvador could offer clues on whether it will bring a more libertarian economy or greater government control.

When It Costs $53,000 to Vote

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When It Costs $53,000 to Vote

By Damon Winter and Jesse Wegman

Outstanding fines prevent too many Floridians from voting.

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Biden Urges Private Employers to Require Covid Vaccines

Video Video: Biden Urges Private Employers to Require Covid Vaccines

By Reuters

President Biden encouraged large private companies to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for their workers, arguing that the existing requirements his administration put in place have proved effective against Covid-19.

U.N. Secretary General Calls Vaccine Inequity 'Stupid'

Video Video: U.N. Secretary General Calls Vaccine Inequity 'Stupid'

By The Associated Press

António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, assailed the imbalance of Covid-19 vaccine distribution between rich and poor countries as he sought $8 billion to help narrow the divide.

C.D.C. Urges Vaccines Ahead of Flu Season

Video Video: C.D.C. Urges Vaccines Ahead of Flu Season

By The Associated Press

Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that because flu infections were low last year, immunity was likely to be diminished, making it doubly important to get inoculated.

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