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The Senate voted along party lines Thursday to raise the United States’ debt limit by $480 billion and push off a potential default into December. Only Democrats voted for the debt ceiling increase itself, but 11 Republicans sided with Democrats to overcome a legislative filibuster and allow the body to proceed to the vote. The House plans to vote on the short-term debt limit increase on Tuesday, and the White House has indicated President Biden will sign it into law.
Pfizer and BioNTech said Thursday that they formally asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The FDA could grant an emergency use authorization in a matter of weeks.