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Shifting FDA standards for face masks made in China have sown confusion over which products can be trusted for medical use, potentially putting the public at risk.

Democratic leaders and White House officials sounded cautiously upbeat notes after another round of negotiations on a new coronavirus aid package.

Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to four State Department officials in connection with a probe into the firing of the agency's ex-inspector general.

Anthony Tata was named to a top Pentagon policy job on an acting basis after the retired general's nomination to a similar position stalled in the Senate.

The U.S. reported more than 47,000 new coronavirus cases, the smallest daily rise in almost four weeks.

Trump publicly criticized Birx after she warned of "extraordinarily widespread cases" in a new phase of the pandemic.

Hurricane Isaias made landfall in North Carolina near the South Carolina state line, and residents were told to prepare to evacuate.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on an Afghan prison holding hundreds of its members that allowed many inmates to escape.

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck a number of targets in southern Syria belonging to the Syrian military.


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