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Women in New York City spend on average $26 to $50 more on a transportation per month due to safety concerns, according to a new report on the "pink tax" by researchers at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation.

Why it matters: 75% of women surveyed said they had experienced harassment or theft on public transit, compared to less than half of male respondents. Almost a third of women avoid public transportation at night because of their experiences, and many prefer options such as Uber or Lyft. The fact that women find it harder to travel around the city safely and cheaply, WIRED points out, could lead to missed work or economic opportunities.

Between the lines: The extra travel expense is most extreme when women are caretakers, needing to take multiple trips with children. A majority of these women spend at least $76 extra each month on transportation.

Be smart: 93.4% of the respondents had at least a bachelor's degree — compared to only 34.5% citywide, and a disproportionate number of them lived in the majority white, wealthy Upper West Side.

  • Many female New Yorkers not represented in the survey may not have as easy of access to safer alternatives to public transit.

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FDA panel endorses shot of J&J booster for adults

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Members of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel on Friday unanimously endorsed a booster shot for adult recipients of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after the initial dose.

Why it matters: The advisory committee raised concerns about a dearth of data to support their decision but ultimately decided to support an additional shot for those over 18.

Capitol Police officer indicted for obstructing Jan. 6 investigation

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping hide evidence of a participant's involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

Driving the news: Officer Michael A. Riley, 50, is accused of telling the unidentified participant, referred to as "Person 1," in the Jan. 6 riot to delete posts from Facebook, which showed them in the Capitol during the attack.

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British MP dies after being stabbed while meeting constituents

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

David Amess, a Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K., was fatally stabbed Friday while meeting with local constituents in a church in eastern England, according to AP.

The big picture: Police said a man, 25, was arrested for the stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea and is being held on suspicion of murder. A knife was also recovered at the scene, authorities said.