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Trump calls Fauci 'a disaster' and shrugs off virus as infections soar

With two weeks remaining in his re-election campaign, President Trump made the coronavirus his message and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci his foil, dismissing scientific advisers as “these idiots.”
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A viral theory cited by health officials draws fire from scientists

A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.
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Climate

A 30-mile canoe trip through Alaska's Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.
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Climate

By calling climate change 'controversial,' Barrett created controversy

Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused to answer numerous questions, but it was her avoidance of acknowledging climate change that particularly resonated.
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Fauci says Trump campaign ad uses his words 'completely out of context'

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said he wanted the Trump campaign to take down an advertisement that implied that he endorsed the administration’s coronavirus response.
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Toxics

Fracking is Trump's 'Hail Mary' against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a "Hail Mary" attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.
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Under Trump, criminal prosecutions for pollution dropped sharply

A new report finds an “alarming” drop in prosecutions over violations of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, fundamental environmental laws.
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Food

Trump funnels record subsidies to farmers ahead of Election Day

Despite an extraordinary government bailout, America’s agriculture sector remains under severe economic pressure.
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Climate

Judges hear arguments in President Trump’s biggest climate rollback

Appeals court judges sounded skeptical about the Trump administration's efforts to narrow the scope of the Clean Air Act to limit regulatory action against coal.
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Toxics

White House blocks new coronavirus vaccine guidelines

The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.
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Judges tell Trump his officials are serving illegally. He does nothing

Three high-ranking administration officials have been found by courts to be working in violation of a 1998 law that governs how a president can appoint temporary officials.
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‘The coal industry is back,' Trump proclaimed. It wasn't

The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.
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Justice

Pandemic highlights deep-rooted problems in Indian Health Service

Few hospital beds, lack of equipment, a shipment of body bags in response to a request for coronavirus tests: The agency providing health care to tribal communities struggled to meet the challenge.
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White House blocked C.D.C. order to keep cruise ships docked

The C.D.C. director wanted a “no sail” order extended until February, a policy that would have upset the tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida.
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