Biden to campaign in North Carolina as Trump draws more ire over Covid response – US politics live

11.06am BST

Overnight House speaker Nancy Pelosi and treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin reached an agreement which takes the threat of a government shutdown at the end of the month off of the table.

The agreement includes tens of billions in funds for the Commodity Credit Corporation. This crucial aid to farmers was a sticking point for Republicans, who would not accept an agreement without it. Democrats have raised concerns about how the Trump administration is distributing the money.

11.04am BST

Here’s a reminder of how the US president Donald Trump used his appearance at the UN yesterday to attack China over the spread of the coronavirus – and the strong Chinese response to his words.

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