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Live updates: Obama says Trump ‘can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself’ from coronavirus

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More than 8,300,000 coronavirus cases and at least 221,000 fatalities have been reported in the United States since February.
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The new guidance is likely to have the biggest impact on schools, workplaces and other group settings since more people are likely to be considered at risk.
The six-week lockdown could result in 150,000 people losing their jobs, the deputy prime minister said.
The treasury secretary faces an impossible negotiating position in his talks with Pelosi, who knows he doesn’t have the GOP votes for a relief package.
Hundreds of migrant children are scattered across the country, living in foster care or with relatives, during a pandemic that has all but halted the legal effort to locate their parents.
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The woman, 38, was flying home to Dallas from Las Vegas. The flight was diverted to Albuquerque when she became unresponsive.
The president's unfailing optimism, over time.
The seven-day average in new cases recently has exceeded 10 new infections per 100,000 residents.
“Our message to those planning a trip to Salem this October at this point is to postpone your visit” Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said. "Salem will be here after October."
Appearing at a Christian college, she also said what she will do if she gets a second term as education secretary.
As travel goes inside this holiday season, experts weigh in on the importance of ventilation.
The wrestling world championships are scheduled for December in Belgrade.
Most NFL teams started the season in empty stadiums. Here’s a rundown of where things stand now for each team.
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