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Coronavirus live updates: Eli Lilly to supply US with 300,000 vials of antibody drug
narvikk/iStock By MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 44 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis -- through clinical means...
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Release date for Aretha Franklin biopic pushed to summer 2021
ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- The upcoming Aretha Franklin biographical film Respect is the latest in a line of major films to see a delayed release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MGM has announced that the film, starring Jennifer Hudson as Franklin, is being pushed from its January 15, 2021 release date to August 13. Respect follows Franklin's journey from her childhood, singing in her church choir, to becoming one of music's most legendary acts. The film also stars Forest Whitaker and Audra McDonald as Franklin's father and mother, respectively, Marlon Wayans as Franklin's manager and first husband Ted White, and ...
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Dodgers delay World Series celebration after Turner's positive test
Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images By ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- One day after winning the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers said Wednesday that the team will wait to celebrate with the fans “until it is safe to do so.”While the Dodgers were playing the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night, third baseman Justin Turner tested positive for COVID-19 and was pulled from the series-winning game, ESPN reported.Turner tweeted that he had no symptoms and “just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine.” Thanks to everyone reaching out! I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every...
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CEOs from Twitter, Facebook, Google face grilling on moderating content
seewhatmitchsee/iStock By ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Top executives from Twitter, Facebook and Google faced a grilling from lawmakers Wednesday about how they moderate content on their platforms amid concerns about censorship and misinformation in the run-up to the election.Lawmakers are questioning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai about whether changes should be made to a law that gives the companies broad freedom to choose if and how they moderate user-generated content on their platforms.The law -- Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act -- shields tech companies from legal liability for content...
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Election 2020 live updates: Trump, Harris campaign in battleground Arizona
yorkfoto/iStock By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- With six days until Election Day, and President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden racing toward Nov. 3, more than 71 million have voted early so far -- a record.The president continues an aggressive, defensive campaign as polls show him trailing nationally and in several battleground states key to his reelection hopes. He has back-to-back rallies in Arizona Wednesday.Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, is also in Arizona making stops in Tucson and Phoenix. Biden will deliver remarks on his plan to beat COVID-19 from Wilmington, Delaware.Vice President Mike Pence,...
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Mom warns parents after her toddler is hospitalized for swallowing a battery
Ta'Sha Garrett By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(INDIANAPOLIS) -- An Indiana mother whose toddler accidentally ingested a button battery is speaking out in hopes to warn parents of this potential risk that could exist inside the home.The battery, which was approximately the size of a quarter, was surgically removed late September at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis after doctors said that 1-year-old Mahziere likely swallowed it two weeks prior."He brought me the battery and I broke down," mom Ta'Sha Garrett told Good Morning America of the surgeon who removed the battery. "I knew the severity of swallowing batteries....
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American kidnapped in southern Niger, officials say
omersukrugoksu/iStock By CONOR FINNEGAN, AICHA EL HAMMAR CASTANO and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. citizen living in Niger has been kidnapped, a Nigerien Ministry of Defense source told ABC News.Philip Walton, 27, was kidnapped from his backyard in the West African nation after his assailants asked him for money but he only offered $40, according to the source. Walton lives with his wife and young daughter on a farm near Massalata, a small village in southern Niger near the country's border with Nigeria.A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State confirmed to ABC News that an American...
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