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Authorities charged 47 people with violating a Chinese law aimed at suppressing dissent. The pro-democracy activists, arrested in early January, face life in prison.
Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to endorse the emergency use of a single dose of a vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. A study showed it was 66% effective in the U.S.
Myanmar's military junta has increased its use of violence against peaceful protesters. At least 18 were killed Sunday, the deadliest day yet since the military took power earlier this month.
The bill would legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults starting in 2024. But some Democrats and advocates say the legislation doesn't do enough to address racial disparites in drug laws.
The Texas blackout is a reminder that climate-driven extreme weather stresses the U.S.'s power system in many ways. Much is needed to harden the grid for the future as the number of outages increase.
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