Trump touts potential vaccine, but health officials say it wouldn't be widely used until late 2021

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With 46 days to go until the election, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both head to the battleground state of Minnesota Friday. That happens as two former senior administration officials tell CBS News that scientists are being pressured to develop a coronavirus vaccine on an accelerated timeline. Weijia Jiang...

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Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations
Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, President DonaldTrump has predicted that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronaviruscould be ready as early as next month and in mass distribution soon after. Thecomments undermined the director of the Centres for Disease Control andPrevention’s (CDC) projections for a longer time frame. Mr Trump alsodisagreed with Dr Robert Redfield about the effectiveness of protective masks— which the president recommends but almost never wears — and said he wouldtelephone Dr Redfield to tell him so.

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The Trump campaign has appealed a federal ruling rejecting its attempt to block Pennsylvania from certifying its results. Joe Biden won the state.
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Minnesota officials counted 86 cases that they said were related to the rally.
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Several states across the U.S. are issuing new restrictions in a desperate attempt to slow the surge of coronavirus infections. California has issued a 10 p.m...
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Hospital workers in Minnesota are grappling with surging COVID-19 cases. Lana Zak spoke with Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith, the president and co-CEO of Carris Health,..
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A questionable pass interference call during the final minute of Friday's game between Purdue and Minnesota sent Twitter into an uproar.
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Trump, his legal team, and his supporters have continued to tout unsubstantiated claims of voting fraud.
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Weijia Jiang

Chinese television journalist
Michigan and Pennsylvania are expected on Monday to certify their election results declaring President-elect Joe Biden as the winner in both states. Meanwhile,..
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President Trump is meeting with several Michigan Republican lawmakers as the state move towards certifying its election results, showing President-elect Joe..
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The president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and legal team held a press conference at the RNC that undermined the 2020 election. Weijia Jiang reports from..
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CBS News has learned that some members of the Trump administration and the Biden transition team are communicating in unofficial talks. CBS News White House..
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The Trump campaign is requesting a recount in two heavily Democratic counties in Wisconsin as the president continues to push unfounded claims of voter fraud...
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