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Moderna Touts Results of Vaccine for Children 6 to 11

Company is awaiting FDA approval of its product for teenagers

(Newser) - Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer joins Pfizer in moving toward expanding shots to children. Moderna hasn't received the go-ahead to offer its vaccine to teens but is studying lower doses...

'Heartbreaking' Find After Teen Places Call to Texas Cops

Abandoned boy, 2 younger brothers were living with remains of what may have been other sibling: sheriff

(Newser) - A teen's desperate call to law enforcement over the weekend led to a horrific find in a Texas apartment. That call came in to the Harris County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, per a statement from the agency, with the 15-year-old boy on the other end making a grim...

Girl, 10, Drew a Picture at School. Then Cops Arrested Her

ACLU of Hawaii demands $500K in damages, plus reforms

(Newser) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding $500,000 in damages after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing. A parent of a student at Honowai Elementary School outside Honolulu demanded staff call police in response to the girl's drawing, which allegedly depicted...

WH Has Vaccines Ready to Roll for Kids 5-11

Biden administration unveils plan for inoculating younger children once FDA, CDC give OK

(Newser) - "Another major milestone" is on the horizon in the fight against COVID, and this time it centers on some of our youngest Americans. CNN reports that the Biden administration has enough vaccine doses for the 28 million children in the US who are ages 5 to 11, as a...

After Election Victory, COVID Hits Newsom Household
2 of Gavin
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2 of Gavin Newsom's Kids Have COVID

They're said to have mild symptoms and will be quarantined; Newsom, wife, other 2 kids negative

(Newser) - It's been a good news/bad news kind of week for Gavin Newsom. On Tuesday, he survived California's recall election to remain governor of the state. On Friday, a not-so-cheery announcement out of his office, per SFGate : Two of his four young children have tested positive for COVID. "...

Toddlers in Cuba Are Now Getting Homegrown Vaccines

Cuba is administering Soberana 2, not recognized by WHO, to kids as young as 2

(Newser) - With kids still out of school since March 2020, and one of the highest coronavirus rates worldwide, Cuba announced a bold new undertaking Monday: It has begun to administer a COVID vaccine to children, even toddlers, reports Voice of America . Kids ages 2-18 are receiving Soberana 2 and the booster...

His Kids' Camp Pics Cause a Commotion for Newsom

Calif. governor pulls 2 of his kids from camp after pics emerge of his son not wearing a mask indoors

(Newser) - Every parent loves seeing photos of their kids enjoying summer camp, but images that surfaced this week have caused a bit of a hubbub for California's governor. Those pics, of Newsom's son, Hunter, showed the 10-year-old sitting without a mask inside, along with other kids sans masks, at...

Kid Finds Message in Bottle On the Other Side of the Ocean

2 teens have since gotten in touch, thanks to social media

(Newser) - Putting a message in a bottle is a fun thing for a kid to do. Finding a message in a bottle is something every kid wants to do. And now, two kids on opposite sides of the Atlantic are pals because of just such a message. Christian Santos, 17, was...

CDC Chief 'Deeply Concerned' on Teen COVID Cases

Rochelle Walensky cites rising hospitalization rates in plea to parents to get their kids vaccinated

(Newser) - The head of the CDC made a plea to parents of teens this week, imploring them to get their kids vaccinated against COVID and citing a study showing increased hospitalization rates of adolescents. "I am deeply concerned," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Friday, the same day new research showed...

Incredulous Cop at Scene of Car Crash: 'She's Driving?'

Utah girls, 9 and 4, had tried to drive to the ocean but ended up slamming into tractor-trailer

(Newser) - We're all eager for summer to get started, but two little girls from West Jordan, Utah, simply couldn't wait a single minute more. NBC News reports that police responding to an early morning accident in West Valley City on Wednesday got quite a shock when they found out...

Find at School Site a 'Horrifying Reminder' of Indigenous Abuse

Ground-penetrating radar on property in British Columbia, Canada, finds remains of 215 children

(Newser) - The site of a residential school that was once the largest in Canada has been hiding a gruesome secret for more than 40 years—one that serves as "a horrifying reminder of the abuses against Indigenous people in Canada," per CTV News . On Friday, Chief Rosanne Casimir of...

Starting July 15, a Boost to Most Parents' Bank Accounts

Expanded tax credit under American Rescue Plan will deliver up to $300 per month per child

(Newser) - Welcome news for parents of the majority of America's kids: Your bank account is about to get a monthly boost. As part of the expanded tax credit under the Biden administration's American Rescue Plan, households including 88% of the nation's children will start seeing monthly payments on...

State AGs to Facebook: Ditch 'Harmful' Instagram for Kids

Dozens of attorneys general want social media giant to abandon its idea of an 'Instagram for kids'

(Newser) - Facebook is currently working on an "Instagram for kids" that would allow children under 13 to use the platform, but there's already pushback from multiple corners. The latest resistance: a Monday letter from the National Association of Attorneys General, representing bipartisan AGs from 44 US states and territories...

For Younger Teens, This COVID Vaccine Is Looking Good

Pfizer says its vaccine has been shown to be safe, very protective in kids as young as 12

(Newser) - Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out are for adults, at higher risk from...

Disturbing Allegations in Africa; Green Berets Enter the Fray

Human rights group says insurgents in Mozambique are beheading children

(Newser) - An insurgency in Mozambique that began in 2017 is escalating in intensity and leading to disturbing new claims from human rights groups. This week, the UK aid group Save the Children accused insurgents allied with the Islamic State of beheading children as young as 11, reports Reuters . The aid agency...

Biden's Move on Migrant Children Courts Controversy
Biden May Have 'Brewing
Crisis' on Child Migrants
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Biden May Have 'Brewing Crisis' on Child Migrants

Decision to reopen an emergency facility brings charges of hypocrisy

(Newser) - When President Trump was in office, critics said his immigration policies resulted in children being held in "cages." Now that President Biden has reopened what it calls an "emergency facility" in Carrizo Springs, Texas, for immigrant minors, his critics are accusing him of hypocrisy. Coverage of the...

Oxford Vaccine Headed for Kids' Arms

Young volunteers being sought for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine testing

(Newser) - The University of Oxford plans to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children for the first time, becoming the latest vaccine developer to assess whether its coronavirus shot is effective in young people. The trial announced Saturday seeks to recruit 300 volunteers between the ages of 6 and 17, with up...

5 Kids Gone After 'Heartbreaking' Mass Shooting

Adult male was also killed overnight in Muskogee, Okla.: police

(Newser) - A man opened fire on seven family members—ultimately killing five children and one man—inside a home in Muskogee, Okla., early Tuesday before emerging with a gun in front of police. Called to the scene around 1:30am, an officer fired a shot at the suspect, who wasn't...

Yup, That's a Giant Penis in a Kids Show

Danish Broadcasting Corporation's 'John Dillermand' arouses debate

(Newser) - A new TV show has premiered in Denmark about a man with the world's largest penis, which he can't always control. Did we mention it's a kid's show? The animated series that premiered Saturday on the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), aimed at 4- to 8-year-olds, has...

'Kidnapper' Shirts Don't End Well for Child Welfare Staff

Arizona Department of Child Safety workers reportedly wore 'Professional kidnapper' tees

(Newser) - An Arizona Department of Child Safety office is a bit short-staffed these days, reportedly because several workers were fired after wearing eyebrow-raising attire. Sources tell the Arizona Republic that multiple DCS employees in Prescott were canned after a photo circulated showing them wearing bright pink T-shirts, seemingly during work hours,...

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