U.S. regulators have assured scientists that political pressure will not determine when a coronavirus vaccine is approved, even as the White House hopes to have one ready ahead of the November presidential election, Dr. Fauci said.
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White House, congressional Democrats harden stances on coronavirus relief
Top congressional Democrats and White House officials appeared to harden their stances on new coronavirus relief legislation on Wednesday, as negotiations headed toward an end-of-week deadline with no sign of an agreement.
Acting State Department IG says he is leaving too, after Trump fired his predecessor
U.S. State Department's Acting Inspector General Stephen Akard is leaving his post and returning to the private sector, a spokesperson for the agency said on Wednesday, less than three months after his predecessor was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump.
Canadian preacher jailed in Myanmar for holding services during virus ban
A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a Canadian preacher who said Christians were immune to the novel coronavirus to jail with hard labour for three months for holding church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings during the outbreak.
NBA team owners pledge $300 million over 10 years to Black empowerment
National Basketball Association (NBA) team owners will contribute a total of $300 million over the next 10 years to a charitable foundation aimed at accelerating economic growth in the Black community, the league said on Wednesday.
'Sheep without a shepherd': Hong Kong churches torn by politics
When Hong Kong's largely peaceful pro-democracy protests turned violent last summer, it drove a wedge through every section of society, dividing friends, families and also worshippers at its more than 1,500 churches.
Stocks slip as markets await U.S. stimulus
Stocks slipped on Thursday as investors waited for signs of agreement on a U.S. stimulus package, while the U.S. dollar slumped to a two-year low on fears that the recovery in the world's biggest economy was lagging others.
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