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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly named running mate Sen. Kamala Harris are set to make their first joint appearance Wednesday, as they seek to defeat President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the November general election.

On This Day in American History
On Aug. 12, 1990, fossil hunters discover the 65 million-year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex near Faith, South Dakota. The skeleton was 90% complete and well-preserved, which offered scientists many new insights into how the giant carnivores lived. The 42 foot-long skeleton, named Sue after Susan Hendrickson, the fossil hunter who found it, is on display at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced an agreement between the federal government and a U.S. biotechnology company to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

The United States and Taiwan are making a public show of strengthening ties this week, signing a memorandum of understanding to improve cooperation in public health as part of a high-level U.S. visit to the island.

U.S.-based colleges and universities continue to struggle with how they will receive students while containing the spread of COVID-19. So far, about 40% say they will allow students to return.

VIDEO: Even though former President Barack Obama has taken a more active role recently to support presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, many Democrats are urging Obama to become a high-profile surrogate for Biden.

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