The panel is discussing the shots and is set to vote on whether the agency should approve additional doses for people 16 and older.The meeting comes amid a fraught debate about whether booster shots are needed, and for whom. Here’s the latest on the pandemic.

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Why the Empire State Building, and New York, May Never Be the Same In the pandemic’s second year, the future of the world’s most famous skyscraper is in doubt. The New York Times

Vacant storefronts are everywhere in pandemic-hit Manhattan. Retailers are weighing opportunities against the risk.


Many students with disabilities have lost access to special education services. Parents are fighting for support.


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The temporary camp in Del Rio has grown with staggering speed in recent days during a surge in migration that has overwhelmed the authorities.


Migrants near the Del Rio International Bridge waited to turn themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol. Verónica G. Cárdenas for The New York Times
Representative Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach former President Trump, will cede his seat rather than face a stiff primary challenge.


A Washington rally scheduled for Saturday is another Republican effort to rewrite the narrative of the Capitol riot. The facts undercut their assertions.


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A Times reporter and photographer traveled across Russia, where people were fed up with Vladimir Putin but expressed fear and resignation.


The Kremlin has used deceitful tactics to try to stage a big win in parliamentary elections this weekend. Here’s how.


An app built by Russian activists to coordinate protest voting vanished from Google and Apple app stores.


Stories of people who drowned in and near their cars or who narrowly cheated death ricocheted across New Jersey after Hurricane Ida.


The Somerset Patriots lost equipment to Hurricane Ida’s aftermath, with fish swimming in the on-deck circle. They still returned home a week later.


Germany has boomed during Chancellor Angela Merkel’s tenure. But analysts say she has ducked the changes needed to ensure the success lasts.


Chancellor Angela Merkel has steered Europe through crises. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Picture Alliance, via Getty Images
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A documentary series by Ken Burns paints a sweeping portrait of a man whose life intersected with many of modern America’s profound changes.


The chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan exposed the shortcomings of views within the foreign policy establishment, also known as “The Blob.”


The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports. But history suggests that change could be difficult.


Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie has yet to be released in the mainland amid fierce debate over its back story and star.


Michelle Yeoh and Simu Liu in a scene from "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." Marvel Studios/Disney-Marvel Studios, via Associated Press
The latest version of the complex form known as the FAFSA will be available on Oct. 1. But a major overhaul may not take effect for years.


Here’s how five big shows have retuned, restored and restarted their signature effects, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Moulin Rouge!”


Josh Allen and the Bills try to bounce back in Miami; and Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs aim to maintain a winning streak against Baltimore.


A reader is hurt by her parents’ decision to help finance her sister’s path to homeownership but not her own.


The YouTuber had called Jimmy Kimmel out for referring to him as one of the worst people in the world — alongside Donald Trump.


This silky end-of-summer dish, in some ways reminiscent of shakshuka, is run through with spiced eggplant, tomatoes and herbs.


Most fever thermometers will read your temperature accurately. But some are speedier and easier to use than others.

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