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President Joe Biden called for a ban on assault weapons during an address to the nation Thursday night, saying that “rational, common-sense measures” were needed in the wake of several mass shootings.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday amended the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of a single booster dose of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, and also gave the green light for the use of “mix and match” booster shots.

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot, a major step toward a vaccination campaign against the pandemic.