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Every national forest in California is closing because of wildfire risk

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The U.S. Forest Service is closing every national forest in California, citing the extraordinary risk of wildfires.

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 1/2 years over George Floyd’s murder

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A Minnesota judge sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22 1/2 years in prison Friday for the murder of George Floyd — a punishment that exceeds the state's minimum guidelines but falls short of prosecutors' request of a 30-year sentence.

FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 age group

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Until now, the Pfizer vaccine had been authorized only for people age 16 and older. Pfizer asked the FDA to broaden its emergency use authorization for the vaccine after announcing in late March that clinical trials found "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" in study participants who were 12 to 15 years old.

Pfizer says FDA will soon authorize COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 age group

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A ruling should come "shortly," Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla told investors in a conference call Tuesday morning.

Children now account for 22% of new U.S. COVID cases. Why is that?

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On Monday, the AAP said children represented 22.4% of new cases reported in the past week, accounting for 71,649 out of 319,601 cases. The latest report, drawn from data collected through April 29, illustrates how children's share of coronavirus infections has grown in recent weeks.