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Trump announces emergency authorization for coronavirus plasma treatment – as it happened

11.30pm BST23:30 Summary Here’s a rundown of Sunday’s events. We’ll be back tomorrow for all Monday’s news. Coronavirus: Trump authorizes plasma treatment amid attacks on FDA. After...

Pelosi slams Trump ‘deep state’ tweet on coronavirus vaccines – as it happened

10.43pm BST22:43 Summary Here’s a rundown of Saturday’s events. We’ll be back tomorrow for all Sunday’s news. House Democrats pass $25bn bill to fund US Postal Service....

Sports teams tackle voting crisis with plan to turn arenas into polling stations

As the United States reels from Donald Trump’s latest attempt to suppress the vote in November’s presidential election by undermining mail-in voting, an alternative...

Trump speaks at press briefing as US sees number of daily Covid tests drop – as it happened

11.08pm BST23:08 The state of the US Postal Service, and its relationship to November’s election, came up again in today’s briefing. Here’s my colleague Sam...

Trump bypasses Congress with order for coronavirus relief including less unemployment aid – as it happened

10.47pm BST22:47 Trump’s decision to unilaterally extend federal unemployment insurance through executive order will almost certainly prompt a legal challenge from Democrats on the grounds...

Deborah Birx warns Covid-19 now ‘extraordinarily widespread’ in US – live

10.03pm BST22:03 The US economy could benefit if the nation were to “lock down really hard” for four to six weeks, a top Federal Reserve...

Congress remains divided as expanded unemployment payments end – live

8.01pm BST20:01 The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is removing its top intelligence official from his post after it was revealed the office has...

Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’ in attack on New York Times’ 1619 Project

The Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”.Cotton,...

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