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Ex-FDA commissioners, including former Trump advisor, warn against White House efforts to 'tip the scales' on COVID-19 vaccine

WHITE OAK, MD - JULY 20: A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland.

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Seven former FDA commissioners penned an op-ed on Tuesday warning against political manipulation of the administration. The commissioners, including President Trump's first appointee and former advisor, say the White House is undermining faith in science and contributing to skepticism of a coronavirus vaccine. For...

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Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci calls some of Fox News' prime time coverage of the coronavirus 'outlandish'

Dr. Anthony Fauci is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020.

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Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said he feels that some of Fox News' coverage of the coronavirus pandemic is "outlandish," CNN reported Tuesday. Fauci, who serves on the White House coronavirus task force, made the comment to CNN's Brian Stelter in a Monday interview. He said media reports during the coronavirus pandemic differ in that some news outlets deliver...

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'Standing by sir': Proud Boys praise Trump's comment telling them to 'stand by' during first presidential debate

Members of the far-right group Proud Boys at a rally in Portland, Oregon, in August 2019.

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Proud Boys are hailing President Donald Trump's comment for them to "stand back and stand by" during the first presidential debate. Multiple members of the neo-fascist group exploded online in response, posting comments like, "Standing by sir." Trump addressed the group after being pressed to condemn white supremacists and right-wing violence on Tuesday evening.  Visit Business...

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Walmart is overhauling 200 of its stores into an airport-inspired theme expected to perfectly blend the online and in-store shopping experience

A Walmart shopper checks the company's mobile app next to a store directory.

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Walmart is redesigning 200 supercenters across the country, with an eye toward combining shoppers' digital and in-store experiences. The newly-refurbished stores will feature bolder signage to reflect and encourage app usage, more self-checkout kiosks, and separate sections for toys, electronics, and baby products. "We've tried to think through how we help customers discover and get inspiration...

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'That was a s---show': Pundits called the Biden-Trump debate an unwatchable failure that was mostly the president's fault

Trump on Tuesday night.

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Pundits were exasperated in their attempts to sum up Tuesday night's debate, which was dominated by cross talk, shouting, and President Donald Trump constantly cutting off Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "I'm just going to say it like it is: That was a s---show," CNN's Dana Bash said. "And we're on cable, we can say that. Apologies for maybe being a little bit crude." "If hearing that this debate is over is music to your ears, you may not be...

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Biden landed punches in the first debate, but you'd barely notice because Trump doesn't fight fair

U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Joe Biden has talked about wishing he could have beaten President Donald Trump behind the high school gym. But he surprised to be in the room with an out of control bully.  Trump heckled, lied, and steamrolled Biden...

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Here are the biggest moments from the chaotic first Trump-Biden debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was a continuous stretch of yelling, interrupting, falsehoods, and conspiracies — most of it from Trump. At one point, the president said the Proud...

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Trump tells Proud Boys to 'stand by' after being asked to condemn white supremacists in presidential debate

Trump during the first presidential debate against Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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President Donald Trump hesitated to condemn white supremacists during the first presidential debate. "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by," Trump said on Tuesday evening after being pressed by former Vice President Joe Biden. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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Biden calls Trump the 'worst president America has ever had' in Tuesday's chaotic debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called President Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, the "worst president that America has ever had." Trump and Biden clashed multiple times during a Presidential debate on...

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Biden calls Trump a 'racist' as they clash over Black Lives Matter protests and race relations during the first presidential debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump argued over issues of race and protests against law enforcement on Tuesday night.   "This is a president who has used everything as a dog whistle to try to generate racist hatred, racist division," Biden said during the debate. He later called Trump a...

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Meet Hunter Biden, the often scandal-plagued middle child of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who was a major topic at the first Trump-Biden debate

Hunter Biden.

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Hunter Biden, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's middle child, was a major topic amid chaotic discourse during the first Trump-Biden debate on Tuesday. Biden's son was mentioned by President Donald Trump in the debate for his business dealings, including his connections with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings and profiting in China while his father was vice president. Hunter Biden also spoke at the Democratic...

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Trump urges supporters to 'go into the polls' and 'watch very closely' while questioning the integrity of the 2020 election

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.

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President Trump made a number of false and inflammatory statements about the election during the first 2020 presidential debate, including calling for his supporters to "carefully watch" at voting locations. "I am urging my...

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Trump is down in the polls, and the debate was a fiasco. It was a wasted opportunity for Trump, who needs a win before he runs out of time.

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There are 35 days until the election. President Donald Trump is down several points in key swing states To continue being the president, Trump will need to significantly advance his case. Many voters are casting ballots right now. Did this debate accomplish that?  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The math of the election can appear complicated, but the state of play is clear: President Donald Trump is down significantly nationwide, and down in enough swing...

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The first 2020 debate was a political horror show as Trump tried to bully Biden and the former vice president told him to 'shut-up'

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.

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The first presidential debate on Tuesday was a disaster. President Donald Trump spent the vast majority of the night lobbing personal attacks at former Vice President Joe Biden. Moderate Chris Wallace begged...

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Biden says 'it's hard to get a word in with this clown' after Trump interrupts him

Democratic nominee Joe Biden at Monday night's debate.

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After another episode of getting cut off and shouted over by President Donald Trump, Democratic nominee Joe Biden briefly lost his cool during Tuesday's debate. "It's hard to get any word in with this clown," he said. Biden then caught himself and added, "Excuse me, this person." Moderator Chris Wallace kept attempting to keep Trump to his campaign's agreement on allowing for two minutes of uninterrupted speaking...

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LIVE: Fact-check of the first Trump-Biden 2020 presidential debate

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face off on Tuesday in the first 2020 presidential debate. The event takes place amid a devastating pandemic that's killed more than 200,000 Americans and a contentious fight over the Supreme Court seat that was recently vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Scroll down to follow along as Business...

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Astronauts just named SpaceX's newest spaceship 'Resilience' ahead of a major launch

NASA's Crew-1 crew members in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft (left to right): NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, as well as JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

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SpaceX's next astronauts — Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi — have named their new spaceship "Resilience." The astronauts are set to launch aboard the capsule, a Crew Dragon spacecraft funded by NASA and designed by SpaceX, on October 31. Visit Business...

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Uber's push to expand its food delivery empire just hit another roadblock as the DOJ scrutinizes its plan to buy Postmates

Uber has become increasingly reliant on food delivery during the pandemic.

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The DOJ is taking a closer look at Uber's plans to buy Postmates, Uber disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday. The "second request," as it's called, puts the deal on hold indefinitely until both companies "substantially comply" with the government's request for more details and it gives the deal a green light. But the DOJ's request signals it's "concerned about the deal," Sam Weinstein, a former DOJ antitrust...

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SpaceX found unexpected 'erosion' to its spaceship's heat shield after its first NASA astronaut mission, so it revamped the system

The SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship lifts the Crew Dragon capsule out of the Gulf of Mexico, near the coast of Pensacola, Florida, August 2, 2020.

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SpaceX discovered unexpected erosion on its Crew Dragon spaceship's heat shield after its first astronaut mission. A SpaceX executive said the crew members — NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley — were never in danger. But as a precaution, SpaceX has updated the heat shield ahead of its next crewed launch in...

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Apple's services, including the App Store, iCloud, and Apple Music are down for some users

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Apple reported widespread outages Tuesday evening impacting services such as the App Store, Apple Store, iCloud, Apple Music, iTunes, and Apple TV. Users across the US, along with website connectivity monitor DownDetector, reported experiencing difficulties connecting to a variety of Apple services. The company has not yet issued a response on the cause of the outage or an estimate on when service will return.  This story is developing; check back for updates. Visit...

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