Sep 26, 2017

Sean Spicer lawyers up

Sean Spicer on the steps of the Eisenhower building next to the White House Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Sean Spicer has hired criminal defense attorney Chris Mead to represent him in Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the Daily Beast reports. Mead specializes in white collar criminal defense, Congressional investigations and cases regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prevents bribing foreign government officials.

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The global scramble to contain the coronavirus

Taking precaution, in the Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

The coronavirus is spreading quickly in cities nowhere near Wuhan, China, and the window to prevent a global pandemic is narrowing.

Zoom in: Here's a look at what comes with a coronavirus outbreak in communities outside China that have been hardest hit so far.

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20–25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.