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VP candidates set to debate in shadow of coronavirus; Nagorno-Karabakh conflict threatening region; Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded

US Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, his Democratic challenger, will face off Wednesday night on the debate stage in Salt Lake City, Utah — separated by plexiglass and a distance of just over 12 feet. And, fighting in the South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh threatened to further engulf regional powers. Also, two women scientists have been awarded the Nobel chemistry prize for a gene-editing tool known as “molecular scissors” that could help cure inherited diseases.

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POTUS, FLOTUS test positive for the coronavirus; world leaders react to COVID-19 diagnosis; Macron declares war on religious 'separatism'

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced early Friday that they had tested positive for the coronavirus, after playing down the pandemic for months. Trump joins other presidents and prime ministers in the small group of world leaders who have been infected. And French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new law combatting religious “separatism.”