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airforce sept23 Air Force Two, carrying Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport after a bird hit the aircraft as it took off Tuesday. Pence was returning to the capital after attending an election campaign event at an airport hangar near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The bird hit the engine of the plane, which returned to the airport out of "an abundance of caution,"

maternalhildhealth sept23 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced financial support of $360 million towards maternal and child health in the country. Out of this, $341 million was allocated to 55 states, territories and nonprofit organizations through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, and $16 million to the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Pro

uscoronavirus sept23 Tuesday, coronavirus death toll in the United States crossed 200,000. With 994 additional deaths reporting in the last 24 hours, the national total reached 200814, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. After a lull in the number of infections, daily number of cases rose back to the levels seen at the beginning of this month. With the addition of 39,465 coronavirus-related cases in the

airline sept22 Key Republican senators Roger Wicker and Susan Collins on Monday introduced a Bill that would give U.S. airlines and ground contractors another $28.4 billion in payroll assistance as the industry braces for thousands of job cuts by next month. The Wicker-Collins bill proposes $11.2 billion in new funds and $17.4 billion from other unspent funds already announced for coronavirus relief measures.

detroitautoshow sept22 The Detroit auto show has again been postponed, this time to fall 2021. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was originally scheduled to take place in June this year, but it was moved to next summer as the TCF Center was converted as a field hospital in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The reimagined indoor and outdoor show will be held from September 28 to October 9, 2021. N

uscoronavirus sept22 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly retracted its updated guidance that coronavirus can sthrough air. It comes three days after it published on its website a guidance under the title "How COVID-19 Spreads" that coronavirus "most commonly spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings

emmyawards 0921 Pop TV comedy Schitt's Creek scored a record-setting nine wins by sweeping every category in which it was nominated at the 72nd Emmy Awards. Schitt's Creek is a comedy about a successful businessman and his family who go bankrupt and move to a small town to start over. The Canadian series, which broadcast its sixth and final season this year, found massive success on Netflix. Catherine O'Hara (

usopen 0921 Bryson DeChambeau won the US Open Golf Championship with a decisive six-stroke victory over 54-hole leader Matthew Wolff in the final-round. DeChambeau, who began the second day behind overnight leader Wolff, carded a final-round, 3-under-par 67 on Sunday. By winning the first major title of his career, DeChambeau joined the ranks of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to capture an NCAA individual

uscoronavirus sept21 In a guidance under the title "How COVID-19 Spreads" published on its website, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC says coronavirus "most commonly spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes." It also says that "Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among th

princetonuniversity sept20 The U.S. Department of Education has announced an investigation into the prevalence of systemic racism in Princeton University. In an open letter published earlier this month, University President Christopher Eisgruber had admitted that "Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persist at Princeton." He also admitted that Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded

cdc obesity 091820 New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, show that adult obesity is increasing in the United States, and obese individuals are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. The phenomenon remains high in 12 states, according to the 2019 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps.

trumpbiden sept20 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden demanded President Donald Trump's resignation saying he was not honest in handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "If the president had done his job... had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive," Biden said during a CNN town hall event Thursday night. "He knew it and did nothing. It's close to criminal," he told the audienc

who europe covid 091720 The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that Europe is bracing for a "very serious situation" regarding the coronavirus, as it is going to transmit at alarming rates across the continent. "We have a very serious situation unfolding before us," WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge said while addressing a news conference. "Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March."

vaccine sept17 President Donald Trump claimed that the United States is on track to deliver and distribute a vaccine against coronavirus in October. "We're on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very, very safe and effective manner. We think we can start sometime in October. So as soon as it is announced, we'll be able to start. That'll be from mid-October on. It may be a little bit later than that

yoshihidesugashinzoabe sept16 Japanese parliament on Wednesday elected Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the country's new Prime Minister, two days after he became the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Suga, 71, was elected as Prime Minister at an extraordinary session of the Diet on Wednesday. He was elevated to the top executive post with a comfortable majority of votes in both chambers.

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