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  Story 335 -   Friday November 27, 2020
3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper
LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. The results are based on interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca. No hospitaliza ...
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  Story 333 -   Sunday November 22, 2020
U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
Cases of COVID-19 are rising at an alarming rate in nearly every state as the nation approaches Thanksgiving. The cumulative case count passed 12 million on Saturday, six days after the previous million mark was crossed, which was six days after the previous million. On Friday alone, there were more than 195,000 new confirmed cases and 1,878 deaths reported, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 255,000 people have d ...
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  Story 332 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
There have been more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 54,000 people have died, government figures show. However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus and other measures suggest the number of deaths is higher. Note: Total case numbers in some areas may have dropped between 15 and 16 Nov. This is due to Public Health England reallocating some ...
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  Story 331 -   Saturday November 21, 2020
Analysis: With silence, GOP enables Trump’s risky endgame
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are engaged in a risky but calculated bet that once President Donald Trump has exhausted his legal challenges to the election, he will come to grips with his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. But the opposite is happening. As one Trump court case after another falls by the wayside, Trump is doubling down on efforts to disrupt the election outcome. Rather than accept the reality of the vote, the pre ...
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  Story 330 -   Saturday November 21, 2020
EXPLAINER: Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court
While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges. Trump’s campaign has failed to make any real headway in court without proof of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Over the course of a single day this week, Trump and his Republican allies dropped or lost cases seeking to block the certification of electi ...
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  Story 329 -   Friday November 27, 2020
CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel
NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. The Thanksgiving warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as the White House coronavirus task force held a briefing for the first time in months and Vice President Mike Pence concluded it ...
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  Story 328 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Republican Outcry Over Trump’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan Grows
THE TOP REPUBLICAN ON the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday added to growing condemnation within the party of reports that President Donald Trump plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq and Afghanistan in the waning days of his presidency. "Increased military pressure brought the Taliban to the table," Rep. Mac Thornberry told reporters Tuesday, "and pretty much everybody agreed that further reductions would be conditions based. "In ...
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  Story 327 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Covid-19 cases are on the rise in all 50 states
Coronavirus cases have increased in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam over the past 14 days, the latest NBC News data showed Tuesday. And in a dozen of those states — Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Pennsylvania and New York — infections have spiked in the last two weeks, meaning there has been a 100 percent or more increase in confirmed cases over ...
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  Story 326 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Amid Pandemic, Belgrade Street Kids Find Comfort at Refuge
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In a small, brightly-colored backstreet house in Belgrade a teenage girl is drying her hair, while two others eat lunch in the kitchen. A group of boys are having their temperatures checked at the entrance as a precaution against coronavirus. It's another busy day for Svratiste, or Roadhouse, Belgrade's first daily drop-in center for street kids that for years has been a rare oasis of warmth and comfort for the Serbian ...
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  Story 325 -   Friday November 27, 2020
US troops in Afghanistan: Allies and Republicans alarmed at withdrawal plan
The US is to withdraw 2,500 troops from both countries by mid-January, the US Department of Defense confirmed. President Donald Trump has long called for troops to come home and has criticised US interventions abroad. The head of Nato warned of a "very high price". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the plan "a mistake". Mr McConnell - usually a staunch defender of Mr Trump - also warned the president against making "any earth ...
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  Story 324 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Temperature concerns could slow the rollout of new coronavirus vaccines
oday’s dramatic news that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine might work as well as one made by Pfizer and BioNTech means the world could have two powerful weapons to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the next hot vaccine topic is, well, heat. Both vaccines use a novel technology—strands of messenger RNA (mRNA), held within lipid particles—that is vulnerable to degradation at room temperature and requires doses to be frozen for transportation, then thawed ...
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  Story 323 -   Tuesday November 17, 2020
New lockdowns and restrictions sweep across the country as Covid-19 cases continue to rise
The wave of Covid-19 infections sweeping across the United States was followed Monday by a spate of new lockdowns and calls to reimpose restrictions after a week when more than a million new cases were reported. With two promising vaccines still months away from the start of widespread distribution and President Donald Trump slowing the transition by refusing to concede his apparent election loss to Joe Biden, mayors and governors were batteni ...
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  Story 322 -   Friday November 27, 2020
After Trump, Europe aims to show Biden it can fight for itself
EU foreign and defence ministers meeting by teleconference on Thursday and Friday will receive the bloc’s first annual report on joint defence capabilities, expected to serve as the basis for a French-led, post-Brexit, post-Trump effort to turn the EU into a stand-alone military power. President-elect Joe Biden will halt his predecessor’s confrontational rhetoric towards allies, but he is not going to alter the underlying U.S. message that Eur ...
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  Story 321 -   Monday November 16, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden hopes to halt border wall construction
WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reverse numerous immigration and border security policies when he is sworn in, including halting the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall.

“Within 100 days, I am going to send to United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people,” Biden said during a presidential debate.

Since then, Biden says he plans to res ...
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  Story 320 -   Friday November 27, 2020
What effect does covid-19  have on your body?
COVID-19 gets worse day by day, spreading over America, causing unbearable problems, separating families, canceling sports events, closing schools, damaging the stock market and virtually ending travel by aircraft. The effects of covid-19 on the body is horrible and deadly:

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  Story 319 -   Sunday November 15, 2020
Covid-19 Worse Disaster in American History
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is by far the worst disaster in American history. And the disaster is looming larger. The Coronavirus pandemic has no equal in its ability to affect everyone on earth with direct effects on the interconnected global economy, separating loved ones around the world, global unemployment, travel comes to an end, traffic in the sky less than 20 percent as what it was, traffic in large cities looks like a s ...
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  Story 318 -   Friday November 27, 2020
'There's no way to sugarcoat it': COVID-19 cases are surging; one American dies every 107 seconds
The U.S. set a record this week for new coronavirus cases over a seven-day period with more than 500,000 infections. An American is testing positive every 1.2 seconds. Daily deaths are also climbing – one of us is dying every 107 seconds, according to Johns Hopkins data. And daily hospitalizations have been rising steadily for more than a month, from 28,608 on Sept. 20 to more than 44,000 on Tuesday. "There's no way to sugarcoat it: We a ...
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  Story 317 -   Thursday November 12, 2020
U.S. notches up more COVID-19 case and hospitalization records
(Reuters) - The United States continued to notch up grim records on Wednesday as it battles through the coronavirus pandemic, with a worsening outbreak in the northeast of the country adding pressure on top of an already reeling Midwest.

Reported new COVID-19 infections of 142,279 were at an all-time daily high for a second day in a row and above 100,000 for an eighth consecutive day, according to a Reuters tally.

The number ...
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  Story 316 -   Thursday November 12, 2020
Hong Kong opposition stages final protest in assembly before mass resignation
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong?s opposition staged a final show of defiance in the legislature on Thursday before resigning to protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues in what they see as another bid by Beijing to suppress democracy in the city.

The withdrawal of the opposition from the city legislature will mean an end for what has been one of the few forums for dissent after Beijing?s imposition of national security ...
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  Story 315 -   Monday November 9, 2020
Major USA Drug Company Pfizer Says It May Have Covid-19 Vaccine That Is 90 percent Effective
Giant Drug maker Pfizer has published a report Monday that an early look at data from its coronavirus vaccine shows it is more than 90% effective -- a much better than expected efficacy if the trend continues.

The so-called interim analysis looked at the first 94 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among the more than 43,000 volunteers who got either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo. It found that fewer than 10% of infections were in part ...
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