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Southern hemisphere has record low flu cases amid Covid lockdowns – The Guardian

Data offers hope as winter looms in north and raises viability of eliminating future flu pandemics

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Health systems across the southern hemisphere were bracing a few months ago for their annual surge in influenza cases, which alongside Covid-19 could have overwhelmed hospitals. They never came.
Many countries in the southern half of the globe have instead experienced either record low levels of flu or none at all, public health specialists in Australia, New Zealand and South America have said, sparing potentially tens of thousands of lives and offering a glimmer of hope as winter approaches in…

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Rove: Trump, not Biden, has more ‘difficult’ challenge in first presidential debate – Fox News

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Trump get debate advice from Karl Rove on ‘Fox & Friends’

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Joe Biden has a “pretty simple mission” going into the first presidential debate against President Trump, Fox News contributor Karl Rove explained Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.”
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates on Tuesday announced the issues that the moderator of the first debate — “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace — has selected as topics for the first 2020 general election debate.
The Democratic presidential nominee and Trump will spar on their records, the Supre…

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Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison charged with wanton endangerment in Breonna Taylor case – NBC News

One of the police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in her Louisville home has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, a judge announced Wednesday.

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One of the police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in her Louisville home has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, a judge announced Wednesday.
Judge Annie OConnell announced the charges against former Louisville police Sgt. Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, during a grand jury proceeding. A warrant will be issued for his arrest, O’Connell said.
The charges that were filed accuse Hankison of firing blindly into several apartments and recklessly enda…

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Newsom calls for California ban on new gas-fueled cars by 2035 – POLITICO

The Democratic governor announced he is directing the California Air Resources Board to establish regulations requiring that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California in 2035 be zero-emission vehicles.

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“This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change,” Newsom said in a statement. | AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
SACRAMENTO Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for California to ban new gasoline-fueled vehicles within 15 years in a bid to combat climate change and make the state the first in the nation to stop sales of cars with internal combustion engines.
The Democratic governor on Wednesday signed an executive order that directs the California Air Resources Board to establish …

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