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Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, health officials recommend

The CDC said Americans 65 and older should get another dose of the updated vaccine that became available in September — if at least four months has passed since their last shot.

Apple ends its decade-long secret effort to build an electric car

Apple is pulling the plug on its secretive electric, self-driving car project, according to multiple reports. Apple worked on EVs for a decade, but never released a car.

Biden campaign co-chair reacts to ‘uncommitted’ votes in Michigan

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with the co-chair of the Biden campaign Mitch Landrieu about the Michigan primary results and challenges for the campaign moving forward.

‘Dune: Part Two’ takes the first film’s stunning visuals to a new level

Dune: Part Two picks up Frank Herbert’s epic Dune saga in mid-rebellion, with Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides finally getting to ride a giant sandworm and taste the Water of Life.

The internet is obsessed with a woman’s TikTok story about marrying a compulsive liar

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim, hosts of the Slate podcast ICYMI, about “Who the F Did I Marry,” the TikTok saga that now has tens of millions of views.

The Indigo Girls on how their song ended up in ‘Barbie,’ which is up for 8 Oscars

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, about their 1989 hit “Closer to Fine” being featured prominently in the Barbie movie, which is up for eight Oscars.

The iconic Wayfarers Chapel may have to close because of mudslide damage

Rainfall-caused mudslides have forced the iconic Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., to close. Chapel leaders are raising money to begin repairs and refund canceled weddings.

Why it’s been so difficult for Speaker Johnson, in particular, to cut a spending deal

Both parties in Congress have reasons to be skeptical of Speaker Mike Johnson. If the White House and Congress can’t reach an agreement, parts of the government will shut down by the end of the week.

Massive wildfire triggers evacuations and outages in the Texas Panhandle

A fastmoving wildfire in the Texas Panhandle grew into the second-largest blaze in state history Wednesday, leading to evacuations and power outages as firefighters struggle to control the burn.

Climate change is hindering humpback whales’ return from the brink of extinction

Humpback whales have come back from the brink of extinction. But scientists are finding that their recovery is being impacted by climate change.

The FAA gives Boeing 90 days to fix quality control issues. Critics say they run deep

Boeing has 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality control issues, the FAA said Wednesday. Critics say those problems go far beyond the door plug that blew off a 737 Max in midair last month.

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