FILE PHOTO: In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, Dr. Yomaris Pena, Internal Medicine Physician with Somos Community Care at a COVID-19 extracts the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine out of a vial at a vaccination site at the Corsi Houses in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. Mary Altaffer / AP Photo

Booster shots are coming. Here’s how to figure out if you need one

By Michaeleen Doucleff and Carmel Wroth/NPR

With the back and forth on boosters from government agencies, many Americans are wondering if they really need an extra shot. Here is what the science says about who needs a booster now — and why.

Pa. community’s fight against electric lines shows tensions coming with push toward a clean energy future

To achieve a carbon-free electricity sector, the country would need to more than double the power infrastructure it has now in the next decade.

By Rachel McDevitt

State Rep. Kevin Boyle arrested for violating protection from abuse order

Philadelphia state representative arrested

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