CLOSE With Washington talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled, both sides are playing the blame game Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Republicans for not giving “a damn.” (Aug. 13) AP DomesticPresident Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S. government will be partnering with American McKesson Corporation to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once one is approved.Three vaccines are in Phase 3 clinical trials, and 100 million doses of an effective vaccine will be ready “before the end of the year,” Trump said, with 500 million doses available “very shortly thereafter.”Last month, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said a vaccine candidate could be available by the end of 2020 or early 2021.Meanwhile in California, which is approaching 600,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the state ordered a private school to close after it welcomed students back Thursday without face masks or social distancing precautions. The school, with nearly 600 students, is now on the state’s monitoring list.And in Hawaii, Gov. David Ige is considering another stay-at-home order for Oahu and may delay the start of a program that allows tourists to visit as COVID-19 cases spiked in the state. On Thursday, the state reported a new daily record of 355 infections and a total of 40 deaths. Here are some significant


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