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    2,80,000 US schoolchildren have had coronavirus: study

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 04:39pm on September 29, 2020

    Almost 2,80,000 school-aged children were infected with the novel coronavirus between March 1 and September 19, according to detailed data released Monday in a report...

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    New Nicaraguan law punishes spreading fake news for years

    Agence France-Presse . Managua | Updated at 11:17am on September 29, 2020

    Deputies from Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega’s party on Monday proposed a law that would make spreading fake news on social media punishable by up to...

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    Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016: NYT

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:36am on September 29, 2020

    US president Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election, The New York Times reported Sunday,...

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    Trump demands Biden take drug test before or after debate

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:28pm on September 28, 2020

    US president Donald Trump demanded Sunday that his Democratic rival Joe Biden take a drug test either before or after the pair’s first debate on...

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    Trump names 'brilliant' Barrett to US Supreme Court

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 11:18am on September 27, 2020

    President Donald Trump named Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, setting in motion a rush by Republicans to cement a conservative majority...

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    Trump to name Amy Coney Barrett to US SC

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:46pm on September 26, 2020

    US president Donald Trump is set to unveil his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday, barely five weeks out from the November 3 presidential election, with...

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    US protesters defy second night of curfew

    Agence France-Presse . Louisville | Updated at 12:59am on September 26, 2020

    More than 1,000 people defied a second night of curfew in the US city of Louisville to protest over the lack of criminal charges in...

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    NY to reexamine vaccines approved by Trump admin

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:45pm on September 25, 2020

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday his state will conduct its own verification of any federally approved vaccination, citing concerns that the vetting process...

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    Trump blasted for suggesting he might not honour vote

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:44am on September 25, 2020

    Top Republicans and Democrats pushed back hard on Thursday against president Donald Trump’s suggestion he might not accept defeat in the November election, warning him...

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    J&J COVID-19 vaccine trial moves into late stage

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:07am on September 25, 2020

    Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it was entering the final Phase 3 stage of its Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial following positive results in earlier stages....