Covid Live Updates: F.D.A. Decision on Boosters Is Expected in Days

ImageA woman receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in San Antonio, Texas, this month. The F.D.A. is expected to decide this week who should get a third Pfizer dose.Credit…Matthew Busch for The New York Times The Food and Drug Administration is likely to authorize Pfizer booster shots this week for many Americans at high risk of falling …

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French ambassador to the US says they ‘absolutely weren’t informed’ of submarine deal

Speaking on French radio station RTL, Ambassador Philippe Etienne said French Cabinet ministers were not given any indication the agreement would be canceled when they met with their Australian counterparts just days before Canberra announced an alternative deal with the US and United Kingdom. “We absolutely weren’t informed of the new course,” Etienne said. Paris …

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Opinion | Norm Macdonald’s Comedy Was Quite Christian

The relationship between Christianity and stand-up comedy has been going steadily downhill for half a century. In the 1960s, this was still a country in which Bishop Fulton Sheen could take part in the Friars Club roast of Milton Berle, and Tom Lehrer could give Catholicism a goofy but informed ribbing in his song “Vatican …

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Global Supply Shortages Reach All the Way to a Haitian Aid Group

In the face of bewildering and enduring shortages of goods throughout the global economy, even aid organizations like food banks and clothing distributors are caught in the chaos. Many are struggling to secure what they need, amplifying scarcity in vulnerable communities. In Haiti, one of the world’s poorest countries, an effort to increase household incomes …

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Opinion | Australia Is Making a Risky Bet on the U.S.

The United States did not directly mention China in announcing its historic new security partnership with Australia and Britain last week, but it didn’t have to. The defense deal is a clear escalation and indication that Washington views Beijing as an adversary. It also has thrust Australia into a central role in America’s rivalry with …

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La pandemia afectó tu economía. Esto debes hacer

Es bien sabido que los informes de las agencias contienen una buena cantidad de errores. Si encuentras algunos, haz el reclamo. Para empezar, contacta tanto a las agencias de información crediticia como a las empresas de servicios financieros que puedan haber proporcionado la información incorrecta (la CFPB tiene una buena guía al respecto). Y en …

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Making Streetside Dining Permanent

It’s Monday. Today we’ll look at “streeteries” — amid a wider discussion about the street space they now occupy and whether the city would be better off if some of them went back inside. The coronavirus pandemic moved New York City’s restaurants onto the sidewalks and into the streets. Now the city is moving to …

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