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J&J 1-shot dose prevents COVID; decision expected soon by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. The agency also said J&J’s shot — one that could help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two — is safe to use.

Mars rover carried secret message with giant parachute

The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

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Vaccine supply increase coming soon, drug execs say

A third vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson, is expected to get a green light from regulators soon.

 
Judge orders wife of drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ to stay in jail

A federal judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to remain temporarily jailed after she was arrested and accused of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar cartel.

 
Security officials cast blame for Jan. 6 Capitol failures

Former security officials blamed faulty intelligence for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob that invaded the building.

April Becker to challenge Susie Lee in 3rd Congressional District

April Becker, a Las Vegas attorney and Republican who narrowly lost a bid to unseat Nevada state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro in 2020, has filed paperwork to challenge Democratic Rep. Susie Lee for the state’s 3rd Congressional District in 2022.

 
Clark County gets delayed vaccine, allowing 1st doses to flow again

Thousands of delayed COVID-19 vaccine doses were delivered to the Southern Nevada Health District on Monday, allowing the agency to resume administering first shots by midweek.

 
Capitol riot will be top priority, vows attorney general nominee

Merrick Garland appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is widely expected to sail through his confirmation process with bipartisan support.

 
Supreme Court deals Trump defeat on tax records

In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor.

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