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What We’re Reading Today: More Stimulus Debate, Blaming Birx, COVID-19 Vaccine Progress . . . And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

‘Stimulus’ Talks

White House, Dems still agree on $1,200 checks but deadlocked on unemployment assistance — CNBC

The bonus $600 in unemployment benefits is absolutely a disincentive to work — Washington Examiner

Democratic, Administration Negotiators at Loggerheads Over $600 Jobless Benefit — Wall Street Journal

White House Says Democrats Rejected Four Offers on Jobless Aid Deal — Bloomberg Politics

Coronavirus Politics

Dr. Birx: Before schools can reopen, coronavirus outbreaks must get under control — Business Insider

Dr. Birx warns U.S. in new phase of coronavirus pandemic with ‘extraordinarily widespread’ cases — CNBC

Pelosi announces she has ‘no confidence’ in top White House coronavirus adviser Deborah Birx — Fox News

Pelosi’s sexist remarks on Deborah Birx — Washington Examiner

Will Tropical Storm Isaias Turn Into Hurricane?

Tropical Storm Isaias Hovering Off Florida Coast, May Strike Carolinas as Hurricane, Then Sweep Up the East Coast —

U.S. Moves Toward Shutdown Of Tik-Tok

Pompeo warns TikTok users’ personal info could be going ‘directly to the Chinese Communist Party’ — Fox News

TikTok Users React To Trump’s Pledge To Ban The App In The U.S. — NBC Nightly News, Via YouTube

Portlandia In Flames

Portland protesters clash with law enforcement for first time since federal presence diminished — The Hill

Portland sees 150-round shooting at apartment building, as crowds continue violent clashes with police — Fox News

Murder Rates Spike As ‘Defund Police’ Grows

Homicide Spike Hits Most Large U.S. Cities — Wall Street Journal

Chicago homicides and shootings rise sharply in 2020 — WGN News

The Search For COVID-19 Vaccine

Russia Sets Mass Vaccination for October After Shortened Trial — New York Times

Surprise! Here’s How Much a Coronavirus Vaccine Will Cost You — Motley Fool

A huge experiment’: How the world made so much progress on a Covid-19 vaccine so fast —, Via Marginal Revolution

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