Trump claims victory as US nears 130,000 coronavirus deaths – live

Trump claims victory as US nears 130,000 coronavirus deaths – liveJuly 5, 2020

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Donald Trump’s claim not to have been briefed about intelligence suggesting Russia paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill US soldiers is “just not the way the system works”, former national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.

Maanvi Singh has news on California’s trouble coping with the Covid-19 pandemic:

For a good while, it seemed California had skirted past calamity. It was the first US state to order residents to shelter in place in March, and its early, aggressive actions paid off. Despite it being the most populous state and an international hub with the largest number of direct flights to China, where the coronavirus first appeared, California’s death rate remained relatively low.

Related: ‘They feel invincible’: how California’s coronavirus plan went wrong

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