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Trump contradicts CDC chief on coronavirus vaccine

US President Donald Trump has directly contradicted Robert Redfield, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the timing of any coronavirus vaccine, Al Jazeera reports.  While Redfield told a US …

3 people found dead in Northern California wildfire

Three people have died in a Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands from their homes, CBC News reports.  Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced Wednesday that two people had been found dead in one location and …

Trump advocates improving relations with Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump said that the U.S. should improve relations with other countries, including Russia. "They always say, ‘Trump is radical, he is off the — he is too radical, he will get us in …

U.S. unemployment claims fall, layoffs remain elevated

The number of laid-off Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a still-elevated 881,000 last week, evidence that the viral pandemic keeps forcing many businesses to slash jobs, Press Herald reports. The latest figures, …

Police officer fatally shoots man in Washington

A D.C. police officer shot and killed a young man in Southeast Washington’s Congress Heights neighborhood, the District’s police chief said. The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Orange Street …

U.S. considers sanctions on seven Belarusians

The United States is considering imposing sanctions on seven Belarusians it believes were involved in falsifying the results of the Aug. 9 election and in violence against peaceful protesters, a senior State Department official said. …