Approval of the single-dose vaccine will enable millions more Americans to get shots in coming weeks and will set it up for additional approvals. Few serious side effects were reported in a global trial, which also suggested that the vaccine reduced asymptomatic infections.
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U.S. Soccer scraps anthem-kneeling policy
United States Soccer on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest racial inequality and police brutality.
Ten arrested in Barcelona as protests over jailed rapper turn violent
Ten people were arrested in Barcelona on Saturday for assaulting police officers in fresh unrest over the jailing of a rapper for glorifying terrorism and insulting royalty in his songs.
Biden says Saudi announcement to come Monday; White House plays down new steps
President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following a U.S. intelligence report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls
Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state.
Israeli team in Greece probing ship suspected of oil spill, ministry says
Israel has sent investigators to Greece to inspect a ship suspected of causing an oil spill that has covered much of Israel's shoreline with tar, the Environment Protection Ministry said on Saturday.
Cuba approves animal welfare law after civil society pressure
Cuba has approved a long called-for decree on animal welfare in what some rights activists are hailing as an unusual triumph of civil society in the Communist-run country where animal sacrifice and cock and dog fighting remain commonplace.
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