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Patients The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a second COVID-19 booster for adults 50 years and older For a Tuesday march 29th it's all things considered from NPR news I'm also Chang and I'm Kelsey Snell in Ukraine progress in the fight against tuberculosis may reverse These moments of deprivation as a result of war as a result of being refugees as a result of being crowded in not having enough food et cetera your TV rates go up Later how the rise in food and gas prices has impacted food insecurity in Las Vegas They say that hunger has no face but you also don't know what's going on behind closed doors You don't know how many people are struggling with the cost of inflation And new rules about hiring coaches in the NFL Now news Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jack spear President Biden is taking a skeptical approach to the peace talks happening in turkey between Russia and Ukraine Keith reports Biden spoke with the leaders of Germany France and the UK earlier today When asked about a reported Russian offer to reduce military activity near Kyiv President Biden was far from celebratory We'll see I don't read anything into it until I see what their actions are We'll see if they follow through on what they're suggesting In his call with European leaders Biden said the consensus was to stay the course We're going to continue to keep strong the sanctions We're going to continue to provide the Ukrainian military with the capacity to defend themselves and we're going to continue to keep a close eye on what's going on Russia has a history of floating concessions only to keep up its attacks Tamara Keith and PR news The White House At least four European allies have announced the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats The apparently coordinated actions coming in response to what the country say are deteriorating relations with the west Representatives from Belgium the Czech Republic Ireland and the Netherlands confirming the expulsions continued bombardment The agency's director general Rafael Mariano grossi is meeting with Ukrainian government officials to discuss providing personnel and safety equipment to that nation's nuclear facilities In a statement last week grossi said the goal is to reduce the risk of a meltdown in a war zone This assistance is essential to help avert the real risk of a severe nuclear accident that could threaten public health and the environment in Ukraine and beyond Earlier this month Russian in Ukrainian forces battled at Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant and Russia's occupation of the Chernobyl nuclear scientists led to power outages staffing issues and communications problems Jeff brumfield NPR news Washington federal regulators say people over the age of 50 can now get an additional booster shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as if they had their first booster four months or more ago the Food and Drug Administration making the announcement today reiterating that over time the effects of the vaccine Wayne that should help protect older Americans against most severe effects of the coronavirus including hospitalization and in some cases death Stock search today on some optimism Russia and Ukraine appear to have moved slightly in terms of ending the ongoing war there the Dow up 338 points the NASDAQ was up 264 points You're listening to NPR From WAB news in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Jim burris the time now 5 O four Governor Brian Kemp has signed his school masking proposal into law The governor held a signing ceremony for the controversial bill at the state capitol today This bill will ensure that no local board of education governing board superintendent or personnel in any public school system or state chartered school can unilaterally impose a mass mandate on students without providing parents the choice to opt their child out When critics say Kemp and other Republicans are playing politics by passing the law and called it shortsighted since we're still seeing COVID infections and a possible new variant The new law takes effect immediately and runs through June of 2027 Clayton county school says it will be ending Its mask mandate in response Georgia lawmakers are honoring a Cartersville athlete for winning a silver medal at the para Olympic Games in Beijing as a Moffat reports the triumph came 6 weeks after he was badly injured in a car wreck 22 year old Garrett jaro says having his left leg amputated and his right leg broken may not only a physical challenge but also a mental one The former three sport high school athletes at returning to wrestling and taking up snowboard cross after his wreck helped him overcome depression He says he never felt purely happy until earlier this month when he zipped past the finish line at the Paralympic games It's hard to describe as a feeling I've never had before.

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