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Coronavirus: Trump’s WHO funding cut draws criticism as COVID-19 spreads – National

Coronavirus: Trump’s WHO funding cut draws criticism as COVID-19 spreads - National

U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement he was cutting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization prompted criticism Saturday, as spiking infection rates in India and elsewhere served as a reminder the global pandemic is far from contained. Trump on Friday charged that the WHO didn’t respond adequately to the coronavirus …

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Coronavirus: India, South Korea see jump in new cases as U.S. nears 100,000 deaths – National

Coronavirus: India, South Korea see jump in new cases as U.S. nears 100,000 deaths - National

South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India saw another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded its grip across much of the globe. Still, optimism over reopening economies from business shutdowns to fight the virus spurred …

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U.S. coronavirus testing plan criticized by Democrats for putting burden on states – National

U.S. coronavirus testing plan criticized by Democrats for putting burden on states - National

The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport specimens. The plan, which was delivered Sunday to members of Congress, drew harsh criticism Monday from Democrats. In a joint letter, House Speaker …

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Reality check: Trump’s claims on coronavirus drug, voting fraud debunked – National

Reality check: Trump’s claims on coronavirus drug, voting fraud debunked - National

When U.S. President Donald Trump doesn’t like the message, he shoots the messenger. So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump’s lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He branded the …

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Coronavirus: Large Memorial Day crowds trigger warnings in the U.S. – National

Coronavirus: Large Memorial Day crowds trigger warnings in the U.S. - National

Big crowds turned out for the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. amid warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans. On the Navajo Nation, which sprawls across the states of Arizona, New Mexico and …

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As all 50 states relax coronavirus restrictions, American death toll nears 100,000 – National

As all 50 states relax coronavirus restrictions, American death toll nears 100,000 - National

Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Memorial Day weekend that signals the start of the U.S. summer is normally a time …

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Coronavirus: Americans hit the roads, beaches on U.S. Memorial Day weekend – National

Coronavirus: Americans hit the roads, beaches on U.S. Memorial Day weekend - National

Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways and forcing some closures on the Memorial Day weekend that signals the start of the U.S. summer. In Destin, Florida, The Back Porch, a surfside restaurant …

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U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China – National

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China - National

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. The administration of President Donald Trump stopped short of imposing restrictions on Chinese air …

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Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening – National

Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening - National

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could …

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Trump’s use of malaria drug to prevent COVID-19 will likely be welcomed in India – National

Trump’s use of malaria drug to prevent COVID-19 will likely be welcomed in India - National

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s declaration that he was taking an antimalarial drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Trump’s previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the South Asian country, spurring the world’s largest producer of the drug to …

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