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Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, says the man thought the virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far
The worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic, the United States records a total of 133,969 deaths out of 3.18 million cases
The fear of classroom contagion is shared by many parents, who suspect younger pupils will particularly struggle to socially distance or wear uncomfortable masks for hours to avoid getting COVID-19
Hours after Donald Trump spoke, the White House releases a statement that seemed to walk back his remarks on creating a path to citizenship for DACA beneficiaries
Trump's action immediately brings new charges that the president intervenes freely in the US justice system to help friends and allies and punish critics and perceived enemies
The rally's postponement is a blow to Trump's efforts to return to his comfort zone – center stage on the campaign trail – and signal that life and business can begin getting back to normal after 4 months of crisis
The United States' total number of cases now stands at 2,876,143
With beaches closed and officials urging Americans to stay home, the somber mood heading into what is usually a weekend of barbecues and sunshine underscores the struggle to extinguish the coronavirus
The discussion comes as US President Donald Trump faces mounting pressure to explain why he did nothing after being reportedly told that Russian spies had offered and paid cash to Taliban-linked militants for killing US soldiers
Trump is under increasing pressure to explain mounting reports saying he was informed Russian military intelligence had offered and paid cash to Taliban-linked militants for US soldiers' deaths – and did nothing in response
'China has decided to impose visa restrictions against American individuals who have behaved egregiously on matters concerning Hong Kong,' Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says
US President Donald Trump criticizes the New York Times report on Russian activity in Afghanistan as 'probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax'
The latest coronavirus upsurge, pushing the nation's total of declared cases over 2.5 million and its death toll past 125,000, prompts a growing chorus of calls for much tougher rules and enforcement
Two of the country's 3 family detention centers have confirmed cases of the infection, district judge Dolly Gee says in her ruling on June 26
Mary Jo Laupp is dubbed 'TikTok Grandma' since earning fame for an impassioned social media call for opponents of Trump to book out his campaign appearance in Tulsa, Oklahoma
President Hashim Thaci scraps his trip to Washington after prosecutors in The Hague announce a slew of charges related to the veteran leader's role in Kosovo's 1998-99 war with Serbia
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order pledging to enforce prosecution for protesters who vandalize public memorials
The purported bounties give incentives to the guerrillas to target US forces, just as President Donald Trump tries to withdraw troops and end America's longest war
Beijing decries the move by the US State Department as 'bare-faced political suppression of Chinese media' which 'further exposes the hypocrisy of the so-called freedom of speech and press which the US likes to flaunt'
Mike Pompeo's comments come the night before the release of Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened,' which contains many damning allegations against President Donald Trump
When asked by news site Axios why he held off on imposing direct US Treasury sanctions on Chinese officials linked to Xinjiang, Trump says: 'Well, we were in the middle of a major trade deal'
King Year Packaging and Printing is not on a list of enterprises approved or registered as meeting foreign standards, China's Commerce Ministry says
The United States and Russia are meeting on June 22 in Vienna for talks on their last major nuclear weapons agreement against a backdrop of growing tensions over whether they see any value in arms control at all
Police say another man is seriously wounded with 'life-threatening injuries'
The judge writes that it is too late for a restraining order sought by the Trump administration
There are fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections following state reopenings and massive anti-racism protests around the country in recent weeks
(UPDATED) Marches and rallies are held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington against a backdrop of weeks of protests fueled by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police
Kassim Tajideen is granted an emergency request for compassionate release citing his age and 'serious health conditions' which leave him particularly vulnerable as the coronavirus spreads through the US prison system
'It certainly looks difficult to me about what I can do about those books all over the country,' Judge Royce Lamberth says at a hearing in Washington, DC, federal court, referring to copies of 'The Room Where it Happened'
A deal signed in February holds that the United States would pull out all troops in return for security guarantees from the insurgents and a pledge to hold peace talks with Afghanistan
'I thought it was a terrible situation, but you can't resist a police officer,' US President Donald Trump says of Rayshard Brooks' death in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets at a Honolulu military base with senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi, in the two countries' highest-level meeting since the coronavirus pandemic sent tensions skyrocketing
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops argues Ruben Gutierrez's constitutional rights and religious liberty were violated by a year-old state statute which bans religious officials from the death chamber
Albuquerque city protesters try to pull down the statue of the state's 16th-century governor, Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate. A small group of right-wing militia members tried to protect it and clashes erupted.
The Black Lives Matter banner is taken down on June 15, with CNN quoting an anonymous source saying the request to do so came from the office of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Trump says he wanted to punish what he said were Germany's insufficient payments to NATO and to use the troops' future as a weapon to back up his threats of a trade war with the European Union
(UPDATED) The Moscow City Court finds former US marine Paul Whelan guilty of receiving classified information
The meeting between EU foreign ministers with US counterpart Mike Pompeo kicks off a crunch week for US-Europe ties
The policeman who carried out the shooting is dismissed from the force, while the second officer involved is placed on administrative duty
The 'Make America Great Again' rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma had been due to mark Trump's return to the campaign trail, but he says on Twitter the event is postponed 'out of respect' for the June 19 'Juneteenth' holiday
The Minneapolis City Council approves a resolution instructing it to 'commence a year-long process of community engagement, research, and structural change to create a transformative new model for cultivating safety in our city'
The event is clearly important to Trump, who wants to be seen as a tough leader as he battles for reelection in November against Democrat Joe Biden, who Trump labels 'weak'
The indictments, filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, accuse Samantha Shader, Colinford Mattis, and Urooj Rahman of throwing explosive devices at police cars in two separate incidents in late May
(UPDATED) In an executive order, Trump says the United States would block all US property and assets of anyone in the Hague-based tribunal involved in probing or prosecuting US troops
'Harry H. Rogers, 36, is charged with assault and battery, attempted malicious wounding, and felony vandalism. Additional charges are being investigated,' says Henrico County's Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor
George Floyd's death is just the latest incident in a larger pattern of police use of lethal force
Footage broadcast by local television station Q13Fox shows a man carrying a pistol getting out of a car near the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct as protesters screamed and fled
Majid Taheri returns to Iran after being detained in the US for 16 months following a prisoner swap with US Navy veteran Michael White
(UPDATED) Some senior politicians slam US President Donald Trump's plan to cut the number of US troops in Germany
Biden passes the 1,991 threshold to secure his party's nomination as counting continued from Tuesday's round of Democratic primaries