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WASHINGTON(Reuters) – The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters. The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around NASA’s plan to put humans and space stations on the moon …

WASHINGTON — A federal scientist who says he was ousted from his job amid a dispute over an unproven coronavirus treatment pushed by President Trump said Tuesday that top administration officials repeatedly pressured him to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the clients of a well-connected consultant. Rick Bright, who was director of the …

World leaders held an online summit Monday aimed at galvanizing global efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. At the end of the three-hour meeting, billions of dollars had been pledged to fund the efforts. Notably absent from the meeting were any officials from the Trump administration in the U.S., the country with the highest confirmed …

TOPLINE A federal assessment projects that the number of deaths from coronavirus in the U.S. will increase to 3,000 a day by June⁠—about double the level seen now⁠—as states begin to reopen, the New York Times reported Monday based on an internal document it obtained. Protesters hold signs and wave flags during a May Day …

Transporter Morgan Dean-McMillan prepares the body of a COVID-19 victim at a morgue in Montgomery county, Maryland on April 17, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images The Trump administration projects that the number of coronavirus deaths will increase to about 3,000 each day by early June, The New York Times reported Monday, citing …

The Capitol’s attending physician, Brian Monahan, had told Senate staffers Thursday that limited testing capacity meant only lawmakers and staff with symptoms could get tested, and that they would need to wait several days for results. The tests offered by the Trump administration could have allowed lawmakers and some staffers to preemptively check for the …

Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son. On some nights, the boy’s chest shudders as he fights for breath in his sleep. Nelson suspects the towering plants and refineries are to blame, rising like a …

Mnuchin said on CNN he hoped to see the agreement pass the Senate on Monday and the House on Tuesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) also expressed optimism a deal was near, with Schumer saying he was “very hopeful we could come to an agreement tonight or …

LONDON — One week ago, 99-year-old army veteran Tom Moore set himself a £1,000 ($1,250) fundraising target for Britain’s National Health System as it battles the country’s severe coronavirus outbreak. To raise the money, he would undertake 100 laps of his 25-meter garden using his walker. The plan was to split the laps into chunks …

And there is also the “doctors group,” a previously unreported offshoot of the original task force that huddles daily to discuss medical and public health issues, created in part to push back against demands the health experts view as too reckless. In theory, the small flock of task forces are all working toward the same …