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SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX has delivered two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station.

2 astronauts climb aboard SpaceX rocket for historic flight

Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts have climbed into their capsule for another attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship built by the SpaceX company.

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation.

AstraZeneca secures orders for virus vaccine under testing

Drug maker AstraZeneca has secured the first agreements Thursday for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is being trialed.

Houses of worship gain audience by going online during virus

From the Vatican, to the village church, to mosques and temples, shuttered places of worship are streaming religious services for a global audience during the pandemic.

Trump: vaccine will be available by year’s end

President Donald Trump says he believes a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available by the end of the year.

DHS report: China hid virus’ severity to hoard supplies

U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it.

Mexico plunges deeper into recession that predated pandemic

MEXICO CITY - Mexico is plunging deeper into a recession that predated the pandemic. The country’s statistical agency says economic activity dropped 1.6% in the...

Boeing ends deal, angering Brazilian jet maker Embraer

Boeing announced Saturday it has terminated an agreement to join forces with Embraer.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus...

Israel locks down ultra-Orthodox city hit hard by coronavirus

TEL AVIV — Israeli police on Friday have surrounded and established roadblocks around an ultra-Orthodox Jewish city that has become a coronavirus hotspot. Police officers...
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