US commits $1.6 billion to Novavax coronavirus vaccine

The federal government is putting $1.6 billion behind drug manufacturer Novavax for development of a coronavirus vaccine, with the goal of delivering 100 million doses by early next year.

Judge rules bowling alleys in NC can reopen

A North Carolina Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled that bowling alleys can reopen in the state, despite Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order to keep them closed.

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms contracts COVID-19

Atlanta's mayor says she has tested positive for COVID-19, despite having what she describes as “no symptoms.”

DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is assailing plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week.

Marine Corps says shooting reported at California base

The U.S. Marine Corps says a person who was surrounded by military police responding to reports of an active shooter on a California Marine Corps base has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Retailers to governors: Please mandate face mask wearing

Retailers have a message for state governors: Please make everyone wear a face mask.

North Carolina’s ‘Fame’ Confederate monument taken down

A Confederate monument that has stood for over 100 years old was removed from a North Carolina city after officials said the statute had become a public safety hazard.

COVID-19 outbreak hits North Carolina women’s prison

Authorities say a Raleigh prison for women is grappling with the coronavirus outbreak and will soon test all inmates.

Maxwell moved to NY for Epstein-related sex abuse charges

Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to New York to face charges she recruited women and girls for him to sexually abuse.

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