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Public health officials have confirmed cases of the omicron variant in at least 20 countries.

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Experts say it's only a matter of time until the new omicron variant emerges in the U.S.

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Infectious disease experts have said this again and again - the pandemic isn't over.

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Now they say the omicron variant is proof of exactly that.

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The House of Representatives passed President Biden's domestic spending bill largely along party lines this morning. Here's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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A debate in Congress over President Biden's spending agenda was supposed to finish up last night and then move to a vote. But then House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy started talking.

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The FDA this morning authorized COVID booster shots for all vaccinated Americans 18 and older. And the CDC, which has the final say, expects its advisers to weigh in on boosters this afternoon. Earlier today, I talked to NPR's Will Stone.

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Inflation is the highest it's been in 30 years in this country. You've noticed it, no doubt, at the gas station, in the supermarket.

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Who killed Malcolm X? The official answer to that question changes today.

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Two federal health agencies are independently considering a very big question - should all American adults get COVID booster shots?

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When President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met by teleconference last night, Biden repeated his goal for their summit. He said he wanted to avoid conflict and instead talk about competition.

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Disappointing results for Democrats in this week's elections, like losing the governor's race in Virginia, may have lit a fire under them. At least, President Biden hopes so. He said yesterday, voters want Democrats to, quote, "get things done."

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday she expects inflation to come down from its three-decade highs in the second half of next year as pandemic pressures on the economy ease.

The Commerce Department reported Friday that consumer prices in September, as measured by the Federal Reserve's preferred yardstick, were 4.4% higher than a year ago. That was the steepest increase since 1991.

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Republicans had a big night in Virginia.

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That's right. Glenn Youngkin, who is new to politics, beat the Democrat, former Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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President Biden is carrying some of his top priorities, such as climate and tax reform, to Europe.

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Kid-sized doses of the COVID vaccine are one step closer to getting an OK from regulators.

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