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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Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls
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