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Ahead of panel review, FDA says Pfizer vaccine looks effective for young kids


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 10:22:00 GMT

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Ahead of a public meeting next week to debate whether the shots are ready for the nation's roughly 28 million children, the Food and Drug Administration has posted its analysis of Pfizer's data.

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COVID-19 Q&A: Things to consider this Halloween


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:43:00 GMT

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WVTM 13's Ian Reitz talks with Dr. Karen Landers at the Alabama Department of Public Health about her recommendations for participating in Halloween activities this year.

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RIP, Cupcake: Birmingham remembers Kamille McKinney on second anniversary of death


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:39:00 GMT

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WVTM 13's Jeff Eliasoph attended the second annual "Never Again" memorial service for Cupcake Friday afternoon, where the little girl's parents and others remembered Cupcake and spoke about the importance of protecting our children.

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Boston Red Sox run out of fight, fall to Houston Astros in ALCS Game 6


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 03:55:00 GMT

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Boston's bats went quiet for the third straight game and the Red Sox bowed out of the AL Championship Series with a punchless 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 6.

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Alabama High School Football: Final scores from week ten


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 03:48:00 GMT

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High school football in Alabama entered its tenth week of the season this week! Check out the story below for highlights from a few local games and final scores from across the state.

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COVID-19 Q&A: Can you get the flu shot and the COVID vaccine at the same time?


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 03:15:00 GMT

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In this 'Get the Facts on the Vax' segment, a viewer asks WVTM 13's Ian Reitz if you can get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?

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Brain fog in COVID-19 patients can persist for months, even in those who weren't hospitalized, study finds


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 03:07:00 GMT

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The researchers noted that hospitalized patients were more likely to have impairments in attention, executive functioning, category fluency and memory.

Read more: Brain fog in COVID-19 patients can persist for months, even in those who weren't hospitalized, study finds


Where are the workers? Cutoff of federal unemployment aid spurs no influx of job seekers


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 02:31:00 GMT

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In states that cut off the $300-a-week check, the workforce — the number of people who either have a job or are looking for one — has risen no more than it has in the states that maintained the payment.

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USC is awarding honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was halted after WWII


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:59:00 GMT

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Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order forcing some 120,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast into internment camps.

Read more: USC is awarding honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose education was halted after WWII


University of Kentucky student dies, fraternity activities suspended


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:48:00 GMT

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A University of Kentucky student was found unresponsive at a fraternity house and died earlier this week.

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Nebraska grocery store breaks ice cream sandwich world record


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:08:00 GMT

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It's October in Nebraska, but that didn't keep employees from building a giant dessert!

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Paris Hilton calls on Congress to crack down on abusive teen reform schools


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:18:00 GMT

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She spoke out about the abuse she experienced due to a "systemwide lack of transparency and accountability."

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Three schools include Huffman Middle, Green Acres Middle and Jones Valley Middle School.


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:13:00 GMT

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Birmingham City Schools will continue efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by offering vaccination clinics this week at three middle schools.

Read more: Three schools include Huffman Middle, Green Acres Middle and Jones Valley Middle School.


Alec Baldwin didn't know weapon that fatally shot cinematographer contained live round, warrant says


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:00:00 GMT

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Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer.

Read more: Alec Baldwin didn't know weapon that fatally shot cinematographer contained live round, warrant says


One of Willie Smith's attorney's speak out after his execution


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:43:00 GMT

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Smith, 52, was executed after killing Sharma Johnson 30 years ago

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Friends of Sharma Johnson find closure after her death 30 years later


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:41:00 GMT

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Sharma Johnson, 22, was killed in October 1991. Willie B. Smith III was executed for her death

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A museum wants to melt down Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue and make it into public art


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:03:00 GMT

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An African American historical museum in Virginia is throwing its hat in the mix to turn a removed Robert E. Lee statue into a public display of art.

Read more: A museum wants to melt down Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue and make it into public art


Scientists find giant sunfish trapped, and it nearly breaks their scale


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:03:00 GMT

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Stunned marine biologists had a whale of a tale to tell after netting a massive sunfish estimated at 4,000 pounds.

Read more: Scientists find giant sunfish trapped, and it nearly breaks their scale


Secret Service set to testify about Pence at first Capitol riot trial


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:03:00 GMT

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The Justice Department plans to call a U.S. Secret Service official to testify at the first scheduled trial against a U.S. Capitol riot defendant this fall, according to a new court filing.

Read more: Secret Service set to testify about Pence at first Capitol riot trial


Gender change to Oklahoma birth certificate causes controversy


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:28:00 GMT

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Birth certificates give male or female options, but today, one person was allowed to change to non-binary.

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