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‘American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here?’: 5 key takeaways

Tens of thousands dead. Millions more infected. An economy crippled. How did we get here? When an outbreak of the novel coronavirus emerged late last year in Wuhan, China, few could have imagined the depth of its devastation. The virus crossed borders and oceans, eventually spreading throughout the United States and forever reshaping the lives…

Doctors cry foul as Trump, White House target Fauci, CDC

As top White House officials criticized the nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci -- including a top aide sharing a mocking cartoon -- four former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have penned an op-ed warning that "undermining" science and the "willful disregard for public health guidelines" is "leading to…

Conservatives lash out at Liz Cheney over Trump criticism

A small group of lawmakers has confronted House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney for what they said was disloyalty to President Donald TrumpBy MARY CLARE JALONICK and ALAN FRAM Associated PressJuly 23, 2020, 5:38 PM4 min readWASHINGTON -- House Republicans facing electoral uncertainty in November turned on one another in a private meeting on Tuesday,…

Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over plan to mail ballots to voters

The president threatened litigation Monday, tweeting, "See you in Court!"August 5, 2020, 12:02 PM7 min read The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee have filed a lawsuit against Nevada's top elections official, alleging a recently passed bill that would automatically send all active registered voters a ballot for the November election would make "voter fraud…

President Trump says he will ban TikTok in US

The video app is used by millions in the country.August 1, 2020, 6:10 AM5 min read President Donald Trump told reporters that he plans to ban the TikTok app in the United States through executive authority while flying home from Florida on Friday evening. "We're banning them from the United States," Trump said. The app,…

Given a chance, Trump would push court pick before election

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have tried to make it clear: Given the chance, they would push through a Supreme Court nominee should a vacancy occur before Election DayBy AAMER MADHANI and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressJuly 18, 2020, 11:36 PM5 min readWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader…

Alaska cruise cut short after passenger tests positive for COVID-19

The ship was carrying 63 passengers and crew.August 7, 2020, 9:17 PM5 min read One of the first U.S. cruises to resume sailing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic was cut short after a passenger tested positive for COVID-19. The 63 passengers and crew aboard the UnCruise Adventures' ship were just three days into their Alaskan…

Louisiana primary results

Louisiana holds its presidential primaries on Saturday. July 11, 2020, 8:02 AM2 min read Louisiana holds its Democratic and Republican primaries on July 11, after the contests were postponed from April 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic. While both primaries are settled, 54 delegates are at stake for Democrats and 46 delegates for Republicans. State…