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FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group

The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that children 12 to 15 years old are now eligible to receive a key COVID-19 vaccine as the agency expanded its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Dr. Janet Woodcock, the acting FDA commissioner, said the expansion "brings us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy." "Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available data, as we have with all of our COVID-19...

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The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that children 12 to 15 years old are now eligible to receive a key COVID-19 vaccine as the agency expanded its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Dr. Janet Woodcock, the acting FDA commissioner, said the expansion "brings us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy."

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NHPR is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in New Hampshire. Bookmark this page for the latest updates, including case numbers and other important news of the day.

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External investigators retained by Dartmouth College after a graduate student went on a hunger strike last summer, claiming that a computer science professor had sexually harassed her, have cleared him of wrongdoing, noting that he was not in the Upper Valley when she said one of the incidents occurred.

Updated May 10, 2021 at 2:33 PM ET

Gay and transgender people will be protected from discrimination in health care, the Biden administration announced Monday, effectively reversing a Trump-era rule that went into effect last year.

Courtesy of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire

The latest federal data shows a steep increase in deaths across the United States last year, attributed in part to COVID-19.

After Court Nixes Eviction Ban, Race Is On For Federal Help

May 9, 2021
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A court ruling striking down a national eviction moratorium has placed additional pressure on the federal and state governments to deliver tens of billions of dollars in promised rental aid.

A U.S. district court on Wednesday found that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when it imposed the moratorium.

State House dome
Dan Tuohy

New Hampshire's high school Career and Technical Education centers will have more flexibility in hiring under a bill signed by Gov. Chris Sununu.

The road to full economic recovery from the pandemic may be steeper than anticipated.

U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday. That's far fewer than the nearly 1 million analysts expected given other recent signs of recovery: business reopening, consumer spending increasing, and new unemployment claims falling.

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As the warm weather continues, New Hampshire is preparing for its second summer in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. But state tourism officials say they're optimistic that this summer will be better - and safer - than last year.

The landmark Supreme Court ruling known as Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency held that greenhouse gases were pollutants that could be regulated by the executive branch, and defined de facto federal climate policy in the United States for a decade.

Could it soon be reversed? 

Today, we're pleased to share one of our favorite episodes, which was recently awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best News Documentary".

Editor's note: This episode was first broadcast in 2020, before the November election. Since then, a Trump Era rule tailored to curtail the authority of MA v EPA was thrown out by the Circuit court of appeals. A coalition of Republican States' attorneys general have now asked the Supreme Court to overturn that decision.

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