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One person is dead and at least a dozen others are wounded after a shooting incident at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., a suburb east of Memphis, officials said.

According to Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane, officers received a call at 1:30 p.m. local time Thursday about an active shooter at the supermarket.

Minutes later, police arrived and Lane says officers went aisle by aisle inside the store to search for victims who may have been injured, finding some hiding in freezers and locked offices.

Updated September 23, 2021 at 5:14 PM ET

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older, as well as others at a high risk of severe illness.

The Biden administration has suspended the use of horse patrols at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Del Rio, Texas, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Thursday.

Images began circulating earlier in the week of Border Patrol agents on horseback corralling a group of mostly Haitian migrants at a makeshift camp along the banks of the Rio Grande. Officials said some agents used horse reins during the clashes, which were mistaken for whips.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it would send roughly $148,000 to one Florida school district, Alachua County Public Schools, reimbursing it for money that has been withheld by the state.

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The Boppy Company, the maker of an array of infant carriers and nursing pillows, is recalling nearly 3.3 million of their newborn loungers, which have been linked to the death of eight babies.

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The White House and congressional Democrats have reached an agreement on a framework to pay for a final spending package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Thursday.

But that's where the details stopped. Pelosi and Schumer didn't offer any specifics on the framework or the amount of revenue they seek to get to pay for the measure.

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Lyndsey D'Arcangelo of The Athletic about the WNBA playoffs, which begins with the New York Liberty, who grabbed the final slot in the tournament on a technicality.

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alok Sharma, president of the United Nations climate change conference COP 26, which is set to take place in Glasgow after being postponed a year.

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the government's handling of refugees at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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In December, NASA will launch the most powerful telescope ever put into space. The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to study planets outside our solar system with unparalleled detail — including checking to see if their atmospheres give any indication that a planet is home to life as we know it.

A Republican state lawmaker in Florida is proposing a bill that would ban most abortions as early as around six weeks, allow members of the public to sue anyone who helps end a pregnancy beyond that point and fine physicians $10,000 for each abortion they perform later in pregnancy.

Tensions are rising between North and South Korea after both countries recently tested ballistic missiles. Nuclear activity on the Korean Peninsula is now reaching new heights since the two countries pledged to denuclearize in 2018.

Host Scott Tong speaks with Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh with the MIT Security Studies Program.

NPR Books’ Petra Mayer has come back from vacation with a bunch of books to share.

Here are her recommendations:

“Matrix” by Lauren Groff

This is a marvelous historical novel, loosely based on the life of Marie de France, who lived at the turn of the 13th century and is thought to be the first woman to write poetry in French.

When President Biden hosts the leaders of Japan, Australia and India at the White House on Friday, it will be part of a push, analysts say, to reorient U.S. foreign policy away from long wars and traditional alliances in Europe and instead focus on countering a fast-rising foe: China.

The four leaders will be meeting for the second time this year as part of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, founded in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami. In recent years, analysts say the group has emerged as the most important democratic bulwark against China's burgeoning power.

Pfizer-BioNTech has announced that its coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 is safe and effective, and there’s speculation that the shot could go into kids’ arms by Halloween.

South Texas is the one place in the U.S. where ocelots breed in the wild. After the death of a male, scientists tried something novel: artificial insemination from a wild ocelot into one at a zoo.

The Food and Drug Administration has given authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s booster shot to seniors and high-risk people.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks to Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Brown University, about the FDA’s decision and eligibility.

The Biden administration announced it will donate 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to poorer countries abroad, as it backs a United Nations target of 70% of the globe vaccinated by 2022.

But the vaccine shipments also need health care workers and infrastructure to administer them.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO of Seed Global Health, about the summit.

The pandemic has been a roller coaster ride for wedding caterers. For many, the spring, summer and fall of 2020 wedding season were lost, and this year’s business is booming.

Jon Kalish reports on a unique breed of caterers, such as Heirloom Fire and The Hindquarter, that cook on an open fire in front of the wedding guests.

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Orphan or abandoned oil and gas wells dot the landscape of Colorado and many other states. The wells were left by companies that no longer operate.

The federal infrastructure bill has a provision that could help fund some of the cleanup.

Caitlyn Kim of Colorado Public Radio reports.