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Live updates: Trump attacks FDA plan for tougher standards on emergency vaccine approval as a ‘political move’

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In March, President Trump said that keeping the nation’s death toll between 100,000 and 200,000 — numbers that seemed inconceivable at the time — would signal that his administration had done “a very good job.”
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Thousands of students and teachers have become sick, but there is little evidence that the virus is spreading inside school buildings.
The president warned he may reject the proposal, hours after the Food and Drug Administration chief told senators that a vaccine decision will be free of political interference.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a plan to restructure higher-education debt to ease the financial strain on public universities during the pandemic, leveraging the state's AAA bond rating to help schools.
The speech comes amid a resurgence of coronavirus cases in much of the country.
School boards vote on similar plans that phase in categories of students over the next six weeks.
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The experimental vaccine is the fourth to enter the final stage of testing in the United States.
The Houston Cougars football team now won't start its season until early October. Maybe.
Officials said Wednesday that they are making preparations for a possible second wave of infections this fall.
Fauci has clashed repeatedly with his chief Senate critic. But Wednesday, he wasn't so diplomatic about it.
Most NFL teams started the season in empty stadiums. Here’s a rundown of where things stand now for each team.
Read about a proposed Digital Learning Ambassadors program.
Though business conditions and outlooks have improved, the Business Roundtable survey says the path to economic recovery remains fragile.
One was supposed to be heading off to college. The other: Starting her first job. Instead, they spent the summer together.
The German airline plans to start offering rapid coronavirus testing for passengers in October, a company executive said.
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People from around the world recorded voice messages sharing intimate details of how their home, or definition of it, has changed in the coronavirus pandemic.
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