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AP Fact Check: Actually, 20% of US Lives in a Virus Hot Spot

WASHINGTON — It’s been a frequent Trump administration talking point on the recent spike in COVID-19 infections: Don’t worry, only a small sliver of U.S. counties is at greater risk. In offering this reassurance, Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Hum...
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VP Pence’s Staff Member Has Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The White House says a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff has tested positive for coronavirus. Pence’s spokeswoman Katie Miller said Friday that the staff member, who is not being ident...
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Governors Raise Alarm as Coronavirus Taxes Health Systems

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a day of dizzying developments, governors across the U.S. sounded a perilous alarm about the rapid spread of the new coronavirus and warned of dire consequences for their health care systems. "Our trajectory is basically the same as wh...
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AP Fact Check: Pence Misleadingly Links Iran General to 9/11

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump closed out the old year by reprising a selection of his most familiar falsehoods and putting a few of his predecessor's accomplishments in his own win column. His vice president, seeking to justify the U.S. military’s tar...
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Syria Kurds Accuse Turkey of Violating Cease-Fire

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria accused Turkey on Friday of violating a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight, as fighters from both sides clashed in and around a border town that has been one of the fi...