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The death toll from an enormous blast in Beirut surged past 100, as public anger over the explosion mounted and Lebanese authorities investigated why thousands of tons of explosives were stored for years in the heavily populated city center.

The White House moved to raise pressure on Democrats to give ground in pandemic-aid talks, raising the prospect of executive actions if a deal isn't in reach by the end of the week.

Biden won't travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination this month due to coronavirus concerns and will instead speak from Delaware.

Checkpoints will be set up at bridges and tunnels leading into New York City to enforce a quarantine order for people coming from states with high rates of Covid-19.

Chicago officials said they would begin the school year with online-only classes, narrowing the number of big districts still considering in-person classes.

Daily fatality counts from elder-care facilities in Florida climbed to their highest level so far in the past week.

The acting State Department inspector general has resigned his post and plans to join the private sector, the department said.

A Minneapolis commission scuttled any chance of letting voters decide in November whether to replace the city's Police Department, voting to further study the measure.


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August 06, 2020 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)

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