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FILE – In this file photo made from footage provided by the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, a group of volunteers participating in a trial of a coronavirus vaccine leave the Budenko Main Military Hospital outside Moscow, Russia. Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, Putin said that the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. RUSSIA REGISTERS VIRUS VACCINE Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in his country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been inoculated, despite international skepticism.

2. ‘IT WAS A CASCADING EFFECT’ New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes could be a major undercount because it includes only residents who died on nursing home property and not at hospitals, AP finds.

3. CORONAVIRUS HITTING ANTI-AIDS EFFORT HARD Across Africa and around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the supply of antiretroviral drugs to many of the millions of people who take them, endangering their lives.

4. SEATTLE’S TOP COP STEPPING DOWN The move by Carmen Best, the city’s first Black police chief, was made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition.

5. ANGELINA JOLIE SEEKS JUDICIAL CHANGE The “Changeling” actor asks that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt’s attorneys.

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