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usda aug12 The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a Cooperative Interstate Shipment or CIS agreement with the State of Vermont. As per the deal, Vermont is allowed to operate a CIS program, with which certain state-inspected meat and poultry processors can ship their products across state lines, and expand their business opportunities.

5g aug11 The Defense Department has opted to share bandwidth with the private sector to enhance 5G capabilities for commercial wireless services in the United States. The White House and the Department of Defense announced that 100 megahertz of contiguous, coast-to-coast mid-band spectrum will be made available for commercial 5G deployment. The Federal Communications Commission will auction the 3450 Mhz

vaccine aug11 On the day the world reached a grim mark of 20 million people infected with Covid-19, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that researchers in his country have developed the world's first vaccine for coronavirus. Announcing this on Russian state TV on Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine against coronavirus, developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute, had gone through all the necessar

montrosebeach aug10 A fencing was erected at Montrose Beach in Chicago after people gathered in large number at a lakefront park on the North Side over the weekend. After spotting hundreds of people flocking to Montrose Beach, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stern warning through social media. "It's called a pandemic, people. This reckless behavior on Montrose Beach is what will cause us to shut down the par

tedcruzmarcorubioi aug10 China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including members of the Congress in retaliation to a similar move by Washington targeting an equal number of Hong Kong and Chinese officials for their role in crackdowns on political freedom in the former British colony. Beijing sanctions target Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley and Pat Toomey and Representative Chris Smith. The

uscoronavirus aug10 The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States crossed 5 million Sunday. One fifth of these cases, or a million, were reported in just more than two weeks. However, a sharp drop in new cases and deaths were reported at the weekend. An additional 46,935 coronavirus infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the country to 5044864, as p

hand sanitizer 080720 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that swallowing hand sanitizers that contain methanol can cause permanent blindness or death, if not treated. The federal health agency called on people to immediately discontinue use of hand sanitizers recalled by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the hand sanitizers that FDA banned from consumption in the country include the following:

uscoronavirus aug07 The United States recorded 1848 cornavirus-related casualties in the last 24 hours, the highest daily number since May 14. The U.S. also crossed the 160,000 mark for deaths on Thursday. With this, the total death toll in the country rose to 160104 as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data Friday. 59765 additional infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national total to 48

tiktok aug07 U.S. President Donald Trump has issued executive orders to ban Chinese mobile application TikTok as well as WeChat, citing a threat to national security and its economy. China's ByteDance Ltd. owns TikTok, a video-sharing mobile app, while Tencent Holdings Ltd. owns WeChat, a messaging, social media, and electronic payment app.

trump twitter fb 080620 Facebook removed a video that President Donald Trump posted on his official Facebook account in which he claimed that children were "almost immune" to the coronavirus. Twitter also took action against the same content that appeared on a Trump campaign account by freezing it until it was removed. In a video clip of Trump's interview to Fox News Wednesday, the President said, "If you look at chil

uscoronavirus 0806 The United States recorded 1,426 cornavirus-related casualties in the last 24 hours, the second highest daily number in more than two months. The total death toll in the country rose to 158256 as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data Thursday. 52,373 additional infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national total to 4823892. After a brief lull, the daily COVID deaths a

cdc aug05 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an alert saying that it expects an outbreak of a rare, serious paralyzing condition that mostly affects young children this year. Since 2014, outbreaks of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) have occurred in the United States every 2 years. CDC said it anticipates that 2020 will be another peak year for AFM cases. The next outbreak could oc

isaias aug05 Tropical Storm Isaias entered Canada losing strength after killing at least five people as it ripped through the East Coast of the United States on Tuesday. Two people were killed by tornadoes in a mobile home park in Windsor, North Carolina, and three others died from fallen trees in New York, Delaware and Maryland. More than 3 million people were left without power as the storm unleashed flood

uscoronavirus aug05 After a brief lull, the daily COVID deaths and infections began to show an uptick in the United States. After the number of new coronavirus cases in the country remaining under 50000 for four consecutive days, 53,803 additional infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national total to 4771519. Still, this is a better situation when compared to last week, when there were an aver

distancelearning aug04 The Los Angeles school authorities and teachers union have reached a tentative agreement to set a new standard for distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Los Angeles Unified School District and the United Teachers Los Angeles reached the agreement late Sunday night after weeks of negotiations, both the parties said in separate statements.Under the deal, the official schedule will

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