Coronavirus resurgence in Brazil Amazon’s largest city dashes hope for herd immunity

Manaus Mayor Arthur Virgilio blamed right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who has minimized the gravity of the pandemic, for encouraging a return to normal life and work instead of waiting for a vaccine to be developed.

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U.S. election: What happens if Trump loses to Biden, but refuses to concede?

On Friday, Trump again sowed doubt about the election results, saying the only way he would lose is “if there’s mischief.”

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Trump demands Biden take a drug test after what he calls ‘uneven’ debate performances

“Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???” Trump tweeted Sunday.

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Security on Parliament Hill increased after reports of harassment

The Parliamentary Protective Services would not comment on specifics, but the federal NDP says it reported one such incident on Friday.

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L.A. police officer injured after man steals gun, opens fire inside station

The suspect, who was not wounded, got into a vehicle and drove off, police said. Officers stopped him a short distance away and he was arrested.

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TikTok lawyers argue 1st amendment violations as judge weighs app store ban

The 90-minute hearing came after President Donald Trump declared this summer that TikTok was a threat to national security and that it either sold its U.S. operations to U.S. companies or the app would be barred from the country.

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Mali transitional president appoints new prime minister days after being sworn in

The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an Aug. 18 coup.

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Almost 1M have died from coronavirus. Their deaths taught researchers about treatment

Patients are already benefiting. Though more deaths are expected this fall because of the recent surge in coronavirus infections in the U.S. and elsewhere, there also are signs that death rates are declining and that people who get the virus now are faring better than did those in the early months of the pandemic.

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Trump dismisses report alleging he paid no income tax during 10 of last 15 years

Trump denied the report on Sunday, calling it “total fake news” at a White House news conference.

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Putin critic Alexei Navalny recovering from poisoning faster than expected

Navalny, who collapsed on a plane from Siberia to Moscow on Aug. 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, was discharged last week from the Berlin hospital where he was being treated.

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