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News Above the Noise: Week of January 29, 2023

News Above the Noise: Week of January 29, 2023

By The Sunday Paper Team
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1. Making Sense of Every Side of the Gun Debate

It’s been another week of horrific gun violence in this country, with shootings in California rocking the country yet again. Nicholas Kristof offers a bipartisan path forward in his opinion piece for The New York Times.

2. Understanding the FDA’s New COVID Vaccine Strategy

Right now, those who want to be fully vaccinated against COVID must receive their primary vaccinations (two shots of the original vaccine, spaced weeks apart) followed by a booster shot at least two months later. The new approach is outlined in this story on NPR.

3. We All Need to Apologize for Something

An apology that comes from the heart and is truly authentic is incredibly powerful. On the flip side, a bad apology can lead to more hurt. You can read all about the six steps to great apologies on NPR.

4. Why Do Classified Documents Get Displaced All the Time?

Lately, it seems like classified documents are showing up everywhere, and it turns out the problem is actually fairly common among those who work in the executive branch. Curious why this is? Read this explanation on TIME.

5. Pope Francis Calls Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality “Unjust”

The pope’s remarks this week build on earlier expressions of support for the LGBTQ+ community, which has traditionally been marginalized by the church. For more on what he’s saying and why it’s important, read this piece on Axios.

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