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‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientific shortcuts have slowed understanding of the disease and delayed the ability to find out which drugs help, hurt or have no effect at [...]

By | 2020-07-09T13:46:28+00:00 Friday, July 10, 2020|

Top general sees smaller but enduring American troop presence in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after a deadly American airstrike in Baghdad enraged Iraqis and fueled demands to send all U.S. troops home, the top U.S. general for the Middle East is talking optimistically about keeping a smaller but enduring military presence there. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, met Tuesday [...]

By | 2020-07-09T13:42:12+00:00 Friday, July 10, 2020|

In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls. The incendiary discourse is alarming many in his own party and running contrary to the advice [...]

By | 2020-07-09T13:48:22+00:00 Friday, July 10, 2020|

Big stick: Lindor focused on season, not future in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is religiously following baseball's COVID-19 protocols — social distancing, masks, temperature checks, you name it. He's making sure others do the same. So fter taking batting practice earlier this week at Progressive Field, Lindor urged manager Terry Francona to clean his hands — with pine tar. Lindor pranked his [...]

By | 2020-07-08T12:49:10+00:00 Thursday, July 9, 2020|