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Why even some vaccinated parents aren't planning to rush to give kids Covid shot

“I’m not opposed to vaccinating them in the future, maybe, but right now my husband and I are not comfortable with the data,” one parent said.
Students begin the Fall semester of school in Long Beach.
Students begin the Fall semester of school in Long Beach.
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Remains found in Texas apartment belonged to boy killed violently last year, authorities say

Authorities say the 8-year-old boy was killed violently in November, 2020. The child's three siblings were then abandoned by their caretakers, police say
Police outside an apartment in Houston where the remains of an 8-year-old child were found.
Police outside an apartment in Houston where the remains of an 8-year-old child were found.
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'Rust' assistant director says he should have checked gun more carefully

David Halls told investigators that he did not look at each individual round of ammunition in the gun during his safety check last week.
Image: A security guard allows a compliance officer from the State of New Mexico onto the property of Bonanza Creek Ranch on the set of the movie \"Rust\" in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Oct. 22, 2021.
Image: A security guard allows a compliance officer from the State of New Mexico onto the property of Bonanza Creek Ranch on the set of the movie \"Rust\" in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Oct. 22, 2021.
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Ohio students say school canceled play over gay character

The high schoolers are raising money to put on an independent production of "She Kills Monsters" next summer.
Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro,  Ohio.
Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro,  Ohio.
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Wife accused of dismembering man's body, collecting benefits

The woman said her husband was traveling before admitting to dismembering his body and disposing of his remains after he died at their Pennsylvania home, according to a federal complaint.
Image: Social security checks
Image: Social security checks
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570,000 without power in New England as nor'easter batters East Coast

All schools on Cape Cod are closed and the Massachusetts Steamship Authority has suspended services until further notice.
A car was crushed by a falling tree in Duxbury, Mass., overnight.
A car was crushed by a falling tree in Duxbury, Mass., overnight.
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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.