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vice president mike pence (12), the new york times (12), troops afghanistan (10), to wear mask (8), social distancing (8)

Trump Is Panicking And Trying To Find A New Nickname For Biden

Trump knows that he is losing and he thinks that the way to turn around his failing presidential campaign is a new nickname for Joe Biden.

Mike Pence Praises Greg Abbott For Causing Texas Virus Surge

Vice President Mike Pence went to Texas to praise Gov. Greg Abbott for an economic reopening that led to a surge in coronavirus cases.

US Knew About Russia Bounty In January, But Trump Tried To Keep It Secret

US intelligence in Afghanistan alerted their superiors about the Russian bounty on US troops in January, but Trump tried to keep it secret.

Trump’s Russia Bounty Story Falls Apart As Military Tried To Protect Troops

It is being reported that even though Trump claims he wasn't briefed, the US military tried to protect the troops from Russia's bounty.

Russia reportedly offered the Taliban bounties for American soldiers. Trump denies knowing about it.

Democrats and Republicans alike demand answers from an administration that’s long been soft on Russia.

Trump tweets thanks to the "great people" in a video featuring a supporter yelling "white power"

The White House said the president did not hear the repeated use of the white supremacist phrase.

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Hit 10 Million Worldwide

The U.S. handling of the outbreak has drawn concern from abroad.

More Than 500,000 People Have Died Of The Coronavirus Worldwide

Over the weekend, worldwide coronavirus infections hit the 10 million mark.

Former CDC Head: Surge In Coronavirus Cases Due To New Spread, Not Increased Testing

"The numbers you’re seeing are just a tip of the iceberg of even more spread," warned Dr. Tom Frieden.

U.S. intelligence uncovers Russian plot offering Taliban bounty to kill Americans

American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops, according to new reporting. Reporter Charlie Savage joins Morning Joe to discuss.

Joe: GOP senators, speak out for our troops today

Joe Scarborough weighs in on new reporting that American troops in Afghanistan have been the target of some Taliban operations backed by Russia. Joe calls on Republican senators to speak out on the issue.

‘Feeling Like Death’: Inside a Houston Hospital Bracing for a Virus Peak

As young patients fill new virus wards, Houston Methodist is calling nurses to work extra shifts and ramping up its testing efforts.

Florida’s Covid Cases Up Fivefold in 2 Weeks: ‘The Numbers Are Scary’

A surge in coronavirus cases has prompted officials to prohibit alcohol sales in bars and close Miami beaches for the coming holiday. But will it be enough?

Public Spaces Weren’t Designed for Pandemics. N.Y.C. Is Trying to Adapt.

New rules and design will try to keep New Yorkers safe in the usually crowded plazas, parks and streets.

Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class

From Kenya to Nigeria, South Africa to Rwanda, the pandemic is decimating the livelihoods of the once-stable workers who were helping to drive Africa’s economic expansion.

Republican lawmakers confirm intelligence reports on Russian operation to target U.S. troops but say material needs further review

The information was considered significant enough that it was included in the President's Daily Brief.

Analysis | Pence’s Trump-ian turn as the coronavirus downplayer in chief

The president wasn’t present, but his see-no-evil approach to the United States’ unusually resilient coronavirus outbreak was.

Fauci warns of risk if too many people refuse coronavirus vaccine

Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Sunday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the start of 2021, but warned that the U.S.

Trump: ‘Intel’ did not find Russia-Taliban bounty plot report 'credible'

President Trump said late Sunday night that he had just been briefed by intelligence officials about reports of an alleged Russian plot offering bounties to the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers and that "intel" told him they did not assess the intelligence to be "credible."

Carville: There's a 'Case' for 'Treason' if Trump Knew About Russia Bounty

Sunday on MSNBC's "Kasie DC," Democratic strategist James Carville reacted to the report that Russian intelligence offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. soldiers by demanding answers from the White House about what members of the administration knew. | Clips

Vet Sen. Tammy Duckworth Demands Investigation Into Trump And Russia Bounty

Combat veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has demanded an investigation into Donald Trump's non-response to Russia putting a bounty on US troops.

Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounty plot

NYT reporter Charlie Savage discusses new reporting on a Russian plot offering Taliban bounty to kill Americans and what the Trump administration knew about the plot.

As the pandemic rages, Trump indulges his obsessions

With the pandemic exploding and setting record infection rates, President Donald Trump spent the weekend on his own often divisive obsessions, piling up new evidence for detractors who say he's not fit for office.

Trump claims intel on Russian bounties was deemed not credible

President Trump claimed in a late-night tweet that he was not briefed on intelligence about a Russian unit offering bounties on American service members in Afghanistan because the U.S.

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