NEWS - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 - NEWS
Top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first coronavirus vaccines signed a pledge to boost public confidence in approved vaccines. LA Times
VOA VIEW: As is should and will be.
Americans are divided over whether the feds or states should call the shots when it comes to distributing a coronavirus vaccine, according to a poll released Thursday. When asked which entity is best prepared to distribute the COVID-19 inoculation once its ready, 34 percent said the states, while 30 percent wanted to leave it in... New York Post
President Trump on Thursday defended his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic amid the forthcoming Bob Woodward book and said he didn’t lie when he downplayed its risk earlier this year. Trump also told reporters he believes the US has now “rounded the final turn” — unless Democratic candidate Joe Biden beats him on Nov. 3... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems are desperate.
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As wildfires raged up and down the West Coast, officials said one of the most damaging fires may have been deliberately set. New York Times
Two more high-profile Black police chiefs announced this week that they plan to step down amid protest unrest, spurring more questions about whether Black Lives Matter is hurting rather than helping Black Americans. In New York, Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary said Wednesday he refused to "sit idly by while ... Washington Times
President Trump called for Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to open up the state following her strict coronavirus shutdown, which kept some industries closed for nearly six months. Gyms just began reopening in Ms. Whitmer's state, and she has clashed with GOP lawmakers over how to reopen schools. Students went back ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Whitmer is finished.
President Trump's attempt to demand the Census Bureau produce a 2020 count that doesn't include illegal immigrants is illegal, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday, delivering another blow to the administration's attempts to shape the census. The judges, acting unanimously, flatly declared Mr. Trump's July 21 directive unlawful, saying ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Illegals are not Americans and should have no vote in the ways of this nation.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivered a broadside attack on mail-in voting Thursday, attacking the process used by many Americans - including the vast majority of Arizonans - as prone to undue influence and coercion. The Republican also said that mail-in ballots impinge on the historic American ... Washington Times
America's biggest bank is ordering its top workers to start returning to their offices before the month's end. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will require its most senior sales and trading employees to start physically coming to their work by Sept. 21, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. Washington Times
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Election security issues have been at the forefront of the 2020 presidential race. ABC
VOA VIEW: China is the big conspirator.
Less than eight weeks before the Nov. 3 elections, President Donald Trump’s campaign is urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a new state law and prevent mail-in ballots from going to all active Nevada voters amid the coronavirus pandemic ABC
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Sen. Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff target African American and Jewish voters in Miami, Florida during during campaign events on Thursday. ABC
The campaign has used similar images in its ads before. ABC
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The mayor of Portland has ordered police in Oregon's largest city to stop using tear gas for crowd control during often violent protests that have racked the city for months ABC
President Donald Trump held a news conference Thursday amid fallout from reporting that he publicly minimized the coronavirus despite understanding its true danger. ABC
VOA VIEW: Try is the wrong word - there is nothing to defend.
Police in the U.S. have killed at least one Black man or woman every week in 2020. CBS
VOA VIEW: Blacks have to stop breaking the law.
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The president was asked why he lied to the American people about COVID-19 after he admitted in interviews with Bob Woodward that he sought to downplay the virus. CBS
Tuesday marks 50 years since three men in space suits set off on the greatest scientific adventure of all time. As the astronauts of Apollo 11 headed to the moon, the women of NASA were blazing new trails on Earth. "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell has their story. CBS
The bill, which would have cost around $500 billion, was blocked from moving forward on the Senate floor by Democrats. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems acted foolishly.
Microblogging company says it "will not permit our service to be abused" during elections and other civic events. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is also calling on every Texan and candidate for public office to sign a pledge against defunding the state's police departments. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good - it makes sense.
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"This is stuff that everyone knew. There's a report that I have here someplace where China said it was airborne earlier than the statements I made. People knew it was airborne. This was nothing," Trump said Thursday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts Dems and Liberals.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court told election officials across the state on Thursday -- a week before the deadline to mail ballots -- that they can't mail out absentee ballots until the court decides whether to add the Green Party's presidential ticket to the ballot. CNN
VOA VIEW: Hopefully it stands.
A Connecticut police chief and the acting personnel director of Bridgeport were federally charged Thursday with scheming to rig the hiring search for the city's top cop and then lying to FBI agents about it, according to a federal complaint. FOX News
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Attorney General William Barr on Thursday announced that the Justice Department has seized nearly 29,000 pounds of methamphetamine in a federal operation to stop the distribution of the deadly drug -- a problem he said is coming in primarily from Mexico. FOX News
The producer price index rose a modest 0.3% in August, the Labor Department said Thursday. UPI
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