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US to continue assistance to Nepal Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Kathmandu :- US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, paid a courtesy call on Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel and held discussion on bilateral financial assistance, control of COVID-19 pandemic and post crisis economic restoration. During the meeting, Minister Poudel reminded that Nepal and US..

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Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported? Sunday, October 18th, 2020

By MATTHEW PERRONE, WASHINGTON (AP):- After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results. All U.S. testing sites are legally required..

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Conservatives staging free speech rally attacked by critics Saturday, October 17th, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):- A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered, including knocking one in the mouth. A photographer working..

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Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states Friday, October 16th, 2020

By STEVE PEOPLES, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and BILL BARROW, MACON, Ga. (AP):- Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent’s family and defended his own struggle to contain the pandemic on Friday as he fought to energize his sagging reelection bid in..

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Trump, Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls Thursday, October 15th, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, WILL WEISSERT and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, WASHINGTON (AP):- President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, in dueling televised town halls that showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to a pandemic that has reshaped..

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Second Covid-19 trial paused within 24 hours over safety concerns Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Two late-stage Covid-19 medical trials have been paused in the space of 24 hours over potential safety concerns, the latest setbacks to scientists in the long fight against the pandemic. US pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly on Tuesday suspended its Phase 3 trial of its lab-produced..

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Fauci says Trump campaign ad twists his words on virus Sunday, October 11th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Top government scientist Anthony Fauci said Sunday that an ad aired by Donald Trump's reelection campaign was edited to make him seem to endorse the president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed..

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Doctor says Trump won’t transmit virus, stays mum on tests Saturday, October 10th, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and AAMER MADHANI, WASHINGTON (AP):- The White House doctor said that President Donald Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it. The diagnosis came as the president prepared to resume campaign..

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Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana Friday, October 9th, 2020

By REBECCA SANTANA and STACEY PLAISANCE, LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP):- Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path..

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American poet wins Nobel Literature Prize Thursday, October 8th, 2020

STOCKHOLM, (AFP):- American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, an unexpected choice known for themes of childhood and family life that draw inspiration from myths and classical motifs. Gluck, 77, was honoured "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere..

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Trump hails experimental treatment for his virus recovery Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

By AAMER MADHANI, JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW PERRONE, WASHINGTON (AP):- President Donald Trump on Wednesday credited an experimental drug treatment with helping his recovery from COVID-19 and suggested his diagnosis could be a “blessing in disguise” in the nation’s battle against the pandemic...

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Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask Monday, October 5th, 2020

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and AAMER MADHANI, WASHINGTON (AP):- President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House after leaving the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. He immediately ignited a new controversy by declaring that..

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Trump takes a brief car ride, ignoring own COVID infection Sunday, October 4th, 2020

By JILL COLVIN, STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER, BETHESDA, Md. (AP):- Infected and contagious, President Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has forced his hospitalization..

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Trump said to be improving but next 48 hours ‘critical’ Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, BETHESDA, Md. (AP):- President Donald Trump went through a “very concerning” period Friday and faces a “critical” next two days in his fight against COVID-19 at a military hospital, his chief of staff said Saturday — in contrast to a rosier..

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Trump, stricken by COVID-19, flown to military hospital Friday, October 2nd, 2020

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE, WASHINGTON (AP):- Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and fatigued President Donald Trump was flown to a military hospital Friday night after being injected with an experimental drug combination in treatment at the White House. In a day of whipsaw..

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Trump in ‘quarantine process’ after top aide gets COVID-19 Thursday, October 1st, 2020

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP):- President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are beginning a “quarantine process” as they await coronavirus test results after a top aide he spent substantial time with this week tested positive for COVID-19. Trump’s comments..

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