CLOSE Gov. Gavin Newsom expects California to start administering the new Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine next week. He said the Biden administration plans to send California more than 1.1 million of the single-dose shots in the next three weeks. (Feb. 26) AP DomesticThe U.S. is expected to authorize a third COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Saturday.A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend authorizing Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate for use in adults, paving the way for an expected authorization.President Joe Biden called the single-dose shot a “third, safe, effective vaccine” in an address Friday. But as the U.S. continues to ramp up vaccinations, Biden urged Americans not to let their guards down and to continue practicing mitigation measures.”It’s not the time to relax,” Biden said. He added: “And for God’s sake, wear your mask.”Meanwhile, the House approved Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package early Saturday, a key step for a measure that would provide millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus payments, ramp up vaccine distribution and extend unemployment aid through the summer. The measure now heads to the Senate where it faces a rocky path in the evenly divided chamber.Also in the news:►The federal government has agreed to buy

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