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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

hurricaneisaial aug04 Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina late Monday night, battering coastal areas with heavy rains and winds of up to 85mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. NHC upgraded Isaias to category-one hurricane as it approached the Carolinas. The heavy rain caused flooding. Hundreds of power outages were reported across the state whlie many buildings in Southp

uscoronavirus aug04 For the second consecutive day, the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States remained under 50000, and casualty rate continued to fall below 1000. This is a better situation when compared to last week, when more than 60,000 new infections were being reported daily, and more than 1000 people were dying from the viral disease every day in the U.S. With 49,380 new cases reporting in t

spacex aug03 SpaceX capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts safely landed in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday after completing a historic mission. It was the fist commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft. Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley returned from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX's Crew Dragon splashed down unde

uscoronavirus aug03 The United States reported a drastic fall in the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths Sunday. After recording more than 60,000 infections daily for the fifth consecutive day, new cases sharply fell to 47,508 on Sunday, taking the country's total to 4668336. This is the lowest daily case in nearly a month. Likewise, for the last one week, more than 1000 people were dying from the viral dis

davidduke twitter 073120 Notorious white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke has been banned from Twitter. The social media giant's spokesperson confirmed that Duke's Twitter account was "permanently suspended" for repeatedly violating its policy against hate speech. "This enforcement action is in line with our recently-updated guidance on harmful links," Twitter said in a statement. Twitter Rul

mitchmcconnellkevinmccarthy july30 President Donald Trump's call for delaying the U.S. presidential election met with stiff resistence from Republican party's top brass as well as Democrats. Trump made the suggestion on Twitter Thursday, saying that postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. At a White House news conference in the afternoon, Trump tried to dilute the intensity of his statement. "I don't want to de

uscoronavirus july31 More than 1,200 people died of coronavirus for the third day in a row in the United States. The country on Thursday recorded 1394 cornavirus-related casualties, the second highest daily number in more than two months. The total death toll in the United States rose to 152070 as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. Florida reported a record 253 deaths on Thursday, taking the state's total

nancypelosi july30 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it compulsory for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and congressional staff to wear face mask inside the chamber. "The chair expects all members and staff to adhere to this requirement as a sign of respect for the health, safety, and wellbeing of others present in the chamber and surrounding areas," she said.

trump presidential election 073020 President Donald Trump on Thursday called for delaying the U.S. presidential election, saying that voting by mail could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. He made the suggestion in a series of tweets Thursday. "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Dela

uscoronavirus july30 On Wednesday, Texas over took New York as the third worst-affected state in COVID-19 cases. With 10,502 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections there rose to 418995. New York, which was the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. during the initial months, significantly improved its situation later. The United States on Wednesday recorded its highest daily number o

joebiden july29 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he plans to announce his running mate in the first week of next month. "I'm going to have a choice the first week in August and I promise I'll let you know when I do," Biden said at a news conference after a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday.

uscoronavirus july29 Five U.S. states on Tuesday recorded their highest one-day increase in COVID-19 fatalities. A spike in deaths was reported in California, Florida, Arkansas, Montana and Oregon, that resulted in the United States recording the country's highest daily number of coronavirus-related casualties in two months. During the last 24 hours, 1202 people died of the viral disease, taking the country's total

robertobrien july28 U.S. President's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien has been tested positive for the coronavirus. The White House clarified that neither President Donald Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence are at risk of exposure to the disease. "He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site. There is no risk of exposure to the President or the Vice President

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