Health officials struggle to keep politics, vaccines separate in public eye

Regulators and officials are emphasizing that no vaccine will be approved without thorough vetting. But President Trump undercut them by hinting a vaccine might be available "right around" Election Day.
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The racist remark spurred widespread condemnation and calls for Eckerle, who is a Republican, to resign from higher-ranking officials in his own political party.
Mothers dressed in yellow take part in a demonstration against racial inequality in Portland, Ore., in July. (Reuters)
Mothers dressed in yellow take part in a demonstration against racial inequality in Portland, Ore., in July. (Reuters)
Mothers and fathers amid protesters during a demonstration in Portland in July. (Reuters)
Mothers and fathers amid protesters during a demonstration in Portland in July. (Reuters)
Mothers dressed in yellow. (Reuters)
Mothers dressed in yellow. (Reuters)
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U.S. sanctions Hong Kong, Chinese officials blamed for repression in the city

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Trump campaign ad manipulates three images to put Biden in a ‘basement’

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Canada condemns U.S. tariffs, pledges to retaliate

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Workers sift through the rubble at Beirut’s devastated port area on Friday. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

Beirut death toll tops 150; Hezbollah leader warns against blaming Shiite militia amid political fallout

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Crowds are expected at South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. (AP)

‘We cannot stop people’: South Dakota motorcycle rally expected to draw 250,000

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Workers assemble Boeing's 787 aircraft in North Charleston, S.C., in 2012. (AP)

FAA proposes $1.25 million fine for Boeing, alleging managers pressured employees to rush inspections

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Mail-in ballot applications in Va. tap into worries about fraud with faulty instructions

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Some of Anthony Fauci's neighbors, with one of their lawn signs. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

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