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The CDC now recommends booster shots for 18 and older
On November 30th, the CDC updated its COVID-19 vaccine booster shot recommendation following the emergence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The CDC now recommends that people aged 18 and older receive booster doses either six months after the initial Pfizer or Moderna series vaccination or two months after the initial Janssen series vaccination.
 
Three killed, eight injured in MI high school shooting
Three students were fatally shot, and eight people were injured in a high school shooting incident at Oxford High School, MI, on November 30th. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office identified the deceased as Hanna St. Julian (14), Tate Myre (16), and Madisyn Baldwin (17). Six of the eight injured are in stable condition, while two are in surgery.
 
Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows cooperating with the January 6th panel
On Tuesday, the January 6th investigatory panel stated that former White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, is cooperating with the House Select Committee. Meadows had failed to appear before the panel earlier this month, becoming the second person after former Trump advisor, Steve Bannon, to defy the subpoena.
 
CNN’s Chris Cuomo suspended over assistance given to brother
CNN has suspended anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely over the help he gave his older brother (the ex-Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo). Former Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned in August to avoid a possible impeachment trial over multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
 
Dr. Oz to run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania
Celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania's US Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61, is best known as the host of 'The Dr. Oz Show' and for his appearances on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'.
 
Twitter CEO Dorsey steps down
On November 29th, Jack Dorsey resigned from his role as CEO of Twitter. Dorsey said, "After almost 16 years of having a role at our company...from co-founder to CEO to Chair to Exec Chair to interim-CEO to CEO...I decided it's finally time for me to leave."
 
Opening statements delivered at the Ghislaine Maxwell trial
The prosecutor and defense attorney delivered their opening remarks in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial on Monday in the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in lower Manhattan, NY. Assistant US Attorney, Lara Pomerantz, delivered the federal prosecutors' opening statement by asserting that Maxwell identified vulnerable young women and gained their trust so that Jeffrey Epstein could sexually abuse them.
 
Supreme Court asked to review ruling in favor of Bill Cosby
Prosecutors on Monday filed a petition in the US Supreme Court to review the ruling that overturned Bill Cosby's 2018 sexual assault conviction. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele wrote in the petition, "This decision as it stands will have far-reaching negative consequences beyond Montgomery County and Pennsylvania. The US Supreme Court can right what we believe is a grievous wrong."
 
Pentagon to probe 2019 US airstrike on Syria
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a probe into a 2019 US airstrike in Syria that reportedly killed around 80 people, including women and children. The move comes after a New York Times report on the strike near the town of Baghuz in eastern Syria earlier this month.
 
Iran demands nuclear sanctions be lifted as Vienna talks resume
Representatives of Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, and the UK met in Vienna on Monday for talks to restore the pact which had been abandoned by the US three years ago. Iran refused to communicate directly with the US.