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Hard lines, testy attitudes keeping Washington from a virus deal

August 11, 2020, 5:47pm Nation & World

Hopes that talks on a huge COVID-19 relief deal would generate an agreement soon are fizzling, with both the Trump administration negotiating team and top congressional Democrats adopting hard lines… Read story

Air traffic down, gun seizures up at U.S. airports

August 11, 2020, 5:46pm Nation & World

Airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. Read story

Appeals court seems wary of Flynn case dismissal

August 11, 2020, 5:33pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington appeared inclined Tuesday to let a judge decide on his own whether to grant the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read story

South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid virus

August 11, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

JOHANNESBURG — When her regular clinic ran out of her government-funded HIV medications amid South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, Sibongile Zulu panicked. A local pharmacy had the drugs for $48, but she didn’t have the money after being laid off from her office job in the shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Read story

Georgia city confronts future of site where slaves were sold

August 11, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

ATLANTA — Amid a renewed push to remove Confederate monuments following the death of George Floyd, a rural Georgia city is confronting the fate of a rare, 18th-century pavilion where slaves were once sold. Read story

Parents of Elijah McClain sue Colorado police over his death

August 11, 2020, 11:42am Nation & World

DENVER — The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold, sued police and medical officials Tuesday. Read story

A week after blast, Beirut pauses to remember the dead

August 11, 2020, 11:31am Nation & World

BEIRUT — The shattered city of Beirut on Tuesday marked a week since the catastrophic explosion that killed at least 171 people, injured thousands and plunged Lebanon into a deeper political crisis. Read story

1 dead after powerful storm leaves devastation in Midwest

August 11, 2020, 11:22am Nation & World

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without power on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing damage linked to the death of a woman found clutching a young boy in her storm-battered mobile home. Read story

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

August 11, 2020, 11:20am Latest News

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double. Read story

Egypt allows Gazans to leave strip for first time in months

August 11, 2020, 8:39am Nation & World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Egypt on Tuesday reopened Gaza’s main passenger crossing point for the first time in months for thousands of Palestinians who have been stranded on both sides of the border due to the coronavirus crisis. Read story