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AP Fact Check: Sober Science Weighs In on Trump's Virus Take

AP Fact Check: Sober Science Weighs In on Trump's Virus Take

| By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Jun 24
The U.S. government's top public health leaders on Tuesday shot down assertions by President Donald Trump that the coronavirus pandemic is under control and the U.S. is excelling in testing for the virus.

Online Registrar Threatens to Drop Anti-Immigration Website

Online Registrar Threatens to Drop Anti-Immigration Website

| By Michael Kunzelman | Jun 24
An internet registrar is threatening to delist a website that is a leading promoter of white nationalist and anti-immigration views.

Scarce Medical Oxygen Worldwide Leaves Many Gasping for Life

Scarce Medical Oxygen Worldwide Leaves Many Gasping for Life

| By Lori Hinnant, Carley Petesch, and Boubacar Diallo | Jun 24
In much of the world, oxygen is expensive and hard to get — a basic marker of inequality both between and within countries.

Fauci: Next Few Weeks Critical to Tamping Down Virus Spikes

Fauci: Next Few Weeks Critical to Tamping Down Virus Spikes

| By Lauran Neergaard | Jun 24
The next few weeks are critical to tamping down a disturbing coronavirus surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress on Tuesday — issuing a plea for people to avoid crowds and wear masks.

U.S. Honeybees Are Doing Better After Bad Year, Survey Shows

U.S. Honeybees Are Doing Better After Bad Year, Survey Shows

| By Seth Borenstein | Jun 23
American honeybee colonies have bounced back after a bad year, the annual beekeeping survey finds.

South Carolina Beaches Fill, but COVID-19 Takes No Vacation

South Carolina Beaches Fill, but COVID-19 Takes No Vacation

| By Jeffrey Collins | Jun 23
When hotels were allowed to start taking reservations again on May 15, there had been 283 COVID-19 cases in Horry County, which includes Myrtle Beach. By June 22, that number had climbed to more than 2,000.

Virgin Galactic Inks NASA Deal for Commercial Space Flights

Virgin Galactic Inks NASA Deal for Commercial Space Flights

| Jun 23
Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. has agreed to a deal with NASA to boost commercial human spaceflight to the International Space Station and develop a "robust economy" in space.

Surging U.S. Virus Cases Raise Fear That Progress is Slipping

Surging U.S. Virus Cases Raise Fear That Progress is Slipping

| By Tamara Lush, Nathan Ellgren, and Tammy Webber | Jun 23
Coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed 100,000 on Monday, part of an alarming surge across the South and West as states reopen for business and many Americans resist wearing masks.

Coronavirus Lockdowns Increase Poaching in Asia, Africa

Coronavirus Lockdowns Increase Poaching in Asia, Africa

| By Aniruddha Ghosal and Michael Casey | Jun 22
A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: A poacher's wire snare punctured its windpipe and sapped its strength as the wound festered.

Solar Eclipse Wows Stargazers in Africa, Asia, Middle East

Solar Eclipse Wows Stargazers in Africa, Asia, Middle East

| Jun 22
Stargazers in Africa, Asia and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies Sunday to witness a partial solar eclipse.

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