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News Wrap: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection for children under 5


Judy Woodruff:

So far, there has only been one confirmed case of monkeypox in the United States in Massachusetts. But there are at least four other probable cases, one in New York, one in Florida and two in Utah.

We’ll talk about that later in the program.

Today, the US Supreme Court made it harder for prisoners to secure their release by arguing that they had ineffective counsel in state court. The 6-3 decision was a defeat for two Arizona death row inmates who said their attorneys failed to provide an adequate defense.

Writing for the majority, Judge Clarence Thomas said federal courts can only consider evidence already presented in the state court filing.

And stocks rallied on Wall Street today after suffering seven straight weeks of losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 618 points to close at 31008. The Nasdaq rose 180 points and the S&P 500 added 72.

Still to come on the “NewsHour”: Tamara Keith and Amy Walter break down what’s at stake in Georgia’s Republican primary; civilians desperately seek refuge as Russia tries to expand its military gains in southern Ukraine; new report details widespread cover-ups of sexual abuse among Southern Baptist church leaders; And much more.


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