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Live from NPR news. I'm Laxmi Singh the Navy and Coast Guard are searching for eight Marines still missing since a training mishap off the southern California coast. At least one Marine is known to have died. We have more from NPR's Tom Bowman search-and-rescue efforts for the Navy and the Coast Guard or underway for the 8th Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines were aboard a amphibious assault vehicle in the vicinity of San Clemente Island when they reported taking on Water by total of 50 Marines and one sailor aboard two marines were taken to a local hospital where one was Lucy in critical condition, and the other in stable condition. The incident is under investigation military training deaths have increased in recent years and several months ago Congress call for a Government Review Tom Bowman NPR news.

Nearly seven months into the coronavirus pandemic members of Congress are debating whether the Trump Administration even has a national comprehensive plan. Will this hour? They're getting a status report from some of the nation's top health officials. Dr. Anthony found. She compared Europe's response to the US has to look at what happened in Europe when they shut down or logged out and went to shelter-in-place. However, you want to describe it. They really did it to the tune of about 95 + percent of the country did that when you actually look at what we did even though we shut down even though it created a great deal of difficulty. We really functionally shutdown only about 50% in the sense of the totality of the country registered with an age to volunteer for experimental vaccine trials. He predicts a safe vaccine will be available next year but not to everyone at the same time will another vaccine candidate has been

Granted Federal funding is part of operation warp speed the race to find a vaccine by early 2021 and PR Sydney luck and has more on the more than 2 billion dollar deal for Santa Fe and GlaxoSmithKline Santa Fe GlaxoSmithKline. Now join AstraZeneca Johnson & Johnson modern novavax and Pfizer in operation warp speed as they all move forward in the race to find a coronavirus vaccine by early 2021 the latest agreement announced Friday morning and went up to 2.1 billion dollars will find clinical trials and help Santa Fe in Glasgow Smith Kline scare what manufacturing capabilities it will also pay for an initial delivery of 100 million doses of the vaccine vaccine candidate is not as far along in the clinical trials as some of the others in operation warp speed which have already entered phase 3 trials early clinical trials for the Santa Fe GSK vaccine are expected to begin in September. The companies could file for regulatory approval sometime in the first half of 2021.

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More than 673000 lives lost covid-19 worldwide since December and Vietnam has recorded its first death from covid-19. It occurred in denying the epicenter of a new outbreak in that country of Michael Sullivan has best story became infected in the known. Where is surprise cluster of cases was first discovered a week ago 45 new infections were reported in Danang today as well as the country's biggest single-day total since late January new cases traced to the outbreak in Danang have also been reported in the capital Hanoi and in the commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City formerly Saigon bars and nightclubs in the Capitol in Ho Chi Minh City are now closed and thousands of domestic Travelers who'd been into none have been asked to report to authorities as Vietnam tries to limit the spread of this latest outbreak authorities.

Still don't know how it started for NPR news on Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai Thailand many Democrats and Republicans of the upcoming presidential election. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed voter suppression or election interference Republicans were largely aligned with President Trump who in the midst of declining approval ratings has been warning is base about widespread mail-in ballot for this election. But voting rights act's person Democrats argue. There's little evidence to justify that fear and know that voting by mail means millions of people won't have to be exposed to coronavirus at the poles. This is NPR.
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