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What We’re Reading Today: Treating COVID-19, Double-Trouble Weather, Voting By Mail Fraud . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

COVID-19 Treatment

Trump announces emergency authorization of ‘breakthrough’ coronavirus treatment — Fox News

US FDA announces emergency authorization for convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19 — CNN

Dr. Nicole Saphier: Plasma therapy a promising step in fight against coronavirus — Fox News

Trump’s Chief of Staff Addresses Claims FDA Is Delaying Vaccine Testing — Newsweek

Bad Weather In The Gulf, Cali Fires

Hurricane Marco forms in Gulf of Mexico; Tropical Storm Laura a formidable threat to U.S. — Yale Climate Connections

‘Unprecedented’ back-to-back hurricanes target the same state, forcing evacuations in Louisiana — CNN

CZU / SCU Lightning Complex Wildfires Burn Zones Map & Evacuations — CBS, San Francisco

Political Conventions: Did Biden Plagiarize?

Joe Biden faces new plagiarism claim over DNC acceptance speech — New York Post

Trump ought to exploit Biden’s hesitation to slam violence from radical left: Goodwin — New York Post

Pelosi says she would accept the results if Trump wins reelection — CNN

Postal Reform, Voting By Mail

Mass Mail-In Ballots: ‘The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations’; Deroy Murdock — Newsmax

House passes bill to give $25 billion to U.S. Postal Service, Trump vows veto — Just The News

North Korea: Is Kim Jong-un Dying?

Is Kim Jong-un in a coma and will his sister Kim Yo-jong take over if he dies? — The Sun

Kim Jong Un reportedly in a coma as his sister Kim Yo Jong takes control — New York Post

Economy: Robins On The Lawn

Signs of recovery? U.S. business activity and home sales surge — Reuters

Fueled by new economic data and sheer momentum, stocks keep rallying — U.S. News

Stephen Moore: Economy Will Keep Booming as Virus Fades — Newsmax

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