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Argentina steps up test-and-trace measures

Argentina has decided to step up its fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by strengthening testing nationwide, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.

Update: U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 210,000: Johns Hopkins University

U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 210,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

U.S.-born giant panda cub begins to open eyes

Giant panda Mei Xiang’s cub is beginning to open eyes, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo said here last Friday.

2nd largest cinema chain in U.S. considers closing all theaters

Regal Cinemas, the second-largest theater chain in the United States, is considering closing all 543 of its theaters in the country due to continued revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amazon workers march to Jeff Bezos’ mansion, calling for higher wages, protections

Demonstrators on Sunday marched to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Beverly Hills mansion, protesting company working conditions during the COVID-19 crisis and calling for higher wages, free health care and child care for employees.

Browns’ swagger has substance under coach Kevin Stefanski’s direction

By Marla Ridenour Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) For four quarters, this was the eye-popping Odell Beckham Jr. the Browns thought they traded for in March...

Commentary: As arts across the nation suffer, the Kennedy Center in DC was about to open a nightclub on its roof

Of all the strange and desperate cultural stories to emerge from a pandemic that has sent daggers straight through the heart of the performing arts in America, here is one of the weirdest.

Egypt FM, UN special envoy discuss Syria crisis

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received on Sunday a phone call from UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, during which they discussed the developments of the Syrian crisis, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

After COVID-19 positives, Senate may be out until Oct. 19; Barrett hearings still on schedule

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that he will seek permission for the Senate to remain out for two weeks instead of resuming work Monday, but hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will continue as scheduled.

Trump hospitalized at Walter Reed for COVID-19 symptoms

President Donald Trump was rushed to the hospital for treatment for COVID-19 on Friday evening, less than 24 hours after he tested positive for the coronavirus, and the White House said he would remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for at least a few days as concerns mounted that he could face a severe risk from the deadly disease.

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