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COVID-19 outbreak in hard-hit US states may be peaking, Fauci says

“That’s a surefire sign that you’ve got to be careful,” he said. Fauci has become a lightning rod for some supporters of President Donald Trump who accuse the 79-year-old health official of exaggerating the extent and severity of the US outbreak and playing down possible treatments. Trump, who is seeking …

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Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Dr Eliezer Masliah, neuroscience chief at the US National Institute on Aging, agreed. “The data looks very encouraging,” he said. The new testing “appears to be even more sensitive and more reliable” than earlier methods, but it needs to be tried in larger, more diverse populations, he said. The institute …

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Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman nominated for Emmy Awards as Netflix dominates

HBO’s Watchmen, cloaked in superhero mythology and grounded in real-world racism, received a leading 26 nominations for the awards. The series, which captured America’s unease as it faces racial clashes amid a pandemic, was nominated as best limited series and received bids for cast members including Regina King and Jeremy …

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Twitter restricts Donald Trump jnr’s account over COVID-19 tweet

Twitter says it limited access to Donald Trump jnr’s account for 12 hours because a tweet he posted violated the social media site’s misinformation policy on COVID-19. The eldest son of US President Donald Trump on Monday posted a video of doctors talking about the drug hydroxychloroquine. The video was …

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NAB to crack down on ‘debt vultures’ as financial stress surges

With the number of consumers in hardship soaring as hundreds of thousands of people put their mortgage payments on hold, the bank said its action was aimed at protecting customers from potentially ending up in a worse situation. NAB’s group executive for personal banking, Rachel Slade, said customers were in …

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Dust-up looms as NSW Nationals seek to cut environmental oversight

Policy stand-off: Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro (left) with Dubbo MP Dugald Saunders and Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean (right) visit a solar farm near Dubbo in June.Credit:Janie Barrett Loading The Herald, though, understands Mr Marshall approached Premier Gladys Berejiklian on concurrence matters. The issue remains on cabinet’s agenda. …

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Depp was the victim of ‘abuser’ Heard, court told

“She is the abuser, not Mr Depp. He is no wife beater,” Sherborne told the court, adding her “lack of credibility” had been proven in the evidence she had given. He said Heard was a “wholly unreliable witness and, frankly, compulsive liar” who had tailored her story to meet the …

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South Sydney sell the farm to sign Suaalii — but is it worth their soul?

What’s becoming clearer by the day is that Souths are prepared to sell the farm, both morally and financially, to get their man. Sorry, teenager. We’ll deal with the club’s enormous revised offer of $2 million over four years in a moment. What’s more concerning is the hypocrisy of the …

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The $8 million carrot: All Blacks-Kangaroos game alive as NRL calls in Bennett and Robinson

While the NRL would like to see it come to fruition, the governing body won’t commit without the guarantee of the $8 million carrot that has been dangled in front of it. The NRL also wants to avoid the game being deemed a “circus act” and believe it should mean …

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Evacuated Sydney building named as at risk from WestConnex tunnelling

The 2016 report also warned that two buildings further west at Croydon were at risk of exceeding the allowable ground movement during tunnelling, and predicted “slight” damage such as cracks. Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker said the government had been too quick to draw conclusions as to the cause …

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