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W.N.B.A. Postpones Storm-Lynx Game Over Coronavirus Concerns

The opener of the W.N.B.A. semifinal playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive coronavirus test results for Storm players. “Players with inconclusive results have undergone additional testing today and are currently in isolation,” the league said in a statement, …

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Pelosi won’t rule out Trump impeachment to stop Supreme Court nominee vote

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday refused to rule out using impeachment to block Senate Republicans from voting on President Trump’s nominee[1] to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death[2]. ABC News[3] anchor George Stephanopoulos raised the possibility with Pelosi that the Democrat-controlled House would move to impeach Trump or …

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A TV Drama on China’s Fight With Covid-19 Draws Ire Over Its Depiction of Women

The scene came seven minutes into a new Chinese-government-sponsored television drama, so short that it would have been easy to miss: The head of a bus company in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus outbreak began, asks his drivers if they are willing to make emergency runs during the city’s lockdown. A line of volunteers …

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Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, Korea; Japan travel up

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday By The Associated Press September 20, 2020, 2:22 AM • 3 min read MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 …

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AstraZeneca, Under Fire for Vaccine Safety, Releases Trial Blueprints

AstraZeneca revealed details of its large coronavirus vaccine trials on Saturday, the third in a wave of rare disclosures[1] by drug companies under pressure to be more transparent about how they are testing products that are the world’s best hope for ending the pandemic. Polls are finding Americans increasingly wary of accepting a coronavirus vaccine. …

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Bleach touted as ‘miracle cure’ for coronavirus being sold on Amazon: report

Snake oil salesmen are invading Amazon selling bleach disguised as “water treatments” for COVID-19. An investigation by the Guardian[1] found chlorine dioxide solutions being sold under the brand name CD Kit and NatriChlor on Amazon — despite a promise from the tech giant to crack down on crackpots. (Since the Guardian’s report, the brand products …

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In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

In a stunning declaration of authority, Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, this week barred the nation’s health agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, from signing any new rules regarding the nation’s foods, medicines, medical devices and other products, including vaccines. Going forward, Mr. Azar wrote in a Sept. …

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