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3 teens accused of killing H.S. classmate with knife and sword to be charged as adults

The teenagers were arrested last week on murder, conspiracy and evidence tampering charges, police in Miramar, Florida, said.
Image:  Dwight \"DJ\" Grant
Image:  Dwight \"DJ\" Grant

Novavax seeks authorization in the U.K. for its Covid vaccine

Late-stage trial data shows the experimental vaccine was 96.4 percent effective against the original coronavirus strain.
Dr. Rhonda Flores looks at protein samples at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Md., on March 20, 2020.
Dr. Rhonda Flores looks at protein samples at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Md., on March 20, 2020.

2 Virginia districts will dismiss early some Wednesdays to combat teacher burnout

Results from a nationwide poll of K-12 employees released earlier this year found high levels of burnout and stress due to the pandemic.
Stop Sigh On School Bus
Stop Sigh On School Bus
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Former New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung charged with assault

Prosecutors allege Chung, who won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, pushed a woman to the ground, slapped her in the face and broke her phone.
Patrick Chung,Jake Bailey,Tom Brady,Rob Gronkowski
Patrick Chung,Jake Bailey,Tom Brady,Rob Gronkowski

Map: See if the CDC recommends indoor mask use in your county

Nationwide, more than 9 out of 10 counties are included in the indoor mask guidance.

Covid-19 cases are falling around the country. See where case counts are falling the most.

NBC News is following Covid-19 case numbers in states and territories in the United States. The data will be updated daily.

Tracking coronavirus case surges in the United States

New coronavirus cases are rising across the country. Not all upticks are the same.

FDA advisory panel OKs Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 to 11

The move, if the FDA signs off on it, would expand eligibility to 28 million kids in the U.S.
Image: Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine trial for children at Duke University in Durham
Image: Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine trial for children at Duke University in Durham
4h ago

WikiLeaks' Assange should be extradited, U.S. lawyers tell U.K. court 

The 50-year-old Australian is wanted in the United States on 18 criminal charges, including breaking a spying law.
Image: Julian Assange
Image: Julian Assange

Betsy DeVos was misled by Theranos founder before investing $100M, rep says

The DeVos family office initially said it would invest $50 million, but doubled it after meeting with Elizabeth Holmes.
Image: Betsy DeVos
Image: Betsy DeVos

Intersex people have been challenging 'gender-normalizing surgery.' Doctors are starting to listen.

An increasing number of surgeons are giving parents of intersex children options, rather than recommending surgery as a default solution.
Protesters outside the Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York on Aug. 7, 2021.
Protesters outside the Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York on Aug. 7, 2021.