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May 28, 2024

23 people killed as extreme weather continues across U.S.

At least 23 people – including children – have now died as extreme weather continues to rip across much of the U.S. Hail, tornadoes, high winds, and severe thunderstorms have devastated swaths of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky. More than 800,000 are without power with […]

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May 28, 2024

Can Robert F. Kennedy shake up the 2024 U.S. election?

Is there any room for a third candidate to shake up the upcoming U.S. presidential race? That’s the aim for an outsider from one of the most famous families in U.S. politics who follows a line of so-called spoiler candidates that have impacted elections. Owen […]

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May 28, 2024

Deadly tornadoes sweep through U.S.

Deadly tornadoes swept through parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and Kentucky over the weekend, leaving behind utter destruction. Jim Spellman reports from Washington D.C.

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May 28, 2024

COVID-19 FLiRT wave takes over

Although COVID-19 may no longer dominate headlines, the pandemic is far from over. A new variant, known as “FLiRT,” is now responsible for the majority of COVID-19 infections across the United States, according to health officials. The FLiRT variant has been linked to a recent […]

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McDonald’s faces market challenges
May 22, 2024

McDonald’s faces market challenges

McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, is proposing new ways to make money amid an increasingly challenging environment for customers. Ahead of its annual shareholders’ meeting earlier today, the business’s senior leadership laid out what the restaurant giant calls its “golden” future. But, in the […]

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Florida teacher pay falls to 50th nationwide
May 22, 2024

Florida teacher pay falls to 50th nationwide

Despite Florida’s flourishing economy and increased capital, a new report from the National Education Association says the state ranks 50th nationwide in teacher compensation, down from 48th last year. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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May 19, 2024

Dominican Republic holds presidential election

  It’s election day in the Dominican Republic. Incumbent President Luis Abinader is running for a second term. What are the issues Dominicans are worried about? Our Correspondent Michelle Begue has more from the Dominican Republic.

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May 19, 2024

Trump receives NRA endorsement

  Donald Trump has received the endorsement of the largest gun-rights group in the United States. The National Rifle Association gave its blessing at its annual meeting Saturday, potentially unlocking tens-of-millions of dollars in fresh campaign money. As he accepted the endorsement, the former president […]

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May 18, 2024

The story of Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade

  Rebeca Andrade made history at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first South American woman to win silver in the all-around event and the first Brazilian to earn gold on the vault. She remains one of Brazil’s hopefuls for the podium at this […]

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May 18, 2024

Air China resumes direct flights between Beijing and Havana

  Air China has resumed direct flights between Beijing and Havana. The air connection was interrupted in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new flights, which include a stop-over in Madrid, are expected to help increase connectivity and encourage a larger number of Chinese tourists […]

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May 18, 2024

San Francisco mayor recounts trip to China and panda diplomacy

  San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently returned from a week-long trip to China in April, where she visited Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. Her delegation was there for business, culture and to mark the 45th anniversary of a sister city relationship between San Francisco […]

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May 17, 2024

70 years since Brown v. Board of Education

Friday, May 17 marks seven decades since Brown v. Board of Education, the historic Supreme Court decision that deemed racial segregation in U.S. public schools unconstitutional. The plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka argued in 1951 that racial segregation in U.S. public […]

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May 17, 2024

Affordable housing crisis could impact 2024 presidential election

The lack of affordable housing in the United States is a significant concern for many Americans struggling with high rents and mortgages. Limited home availability has forced many renters to spend unsustainable portions of their income on housing. A Harvard University study recently revealed that […]

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May 17, 2024

Police clear pro-Palestinian protest at UC Irvine

Hundreds of police officers in riot gear dismantled a pro-Palestinian encampment at UC Irvine after demonstrators briefly occupied and barricaded a university building on Wednesday. The protest had been tolerated by officials for weeks before the escalation. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports.

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May 15, 2024

Rescue efforts continue in Brazil flooding

The difficult work of disaster response continues in southern Brazil where the death toll from flooding has now reached 149. More than 100 people remain missing – and experts warn it could take weeks for the waters to recede below flood levels. Much of the […]

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May 15, 2024

China’s BYD launches new hybrid truck in Mexico

One of the world’s biggest electric vehicles makers, China’s BYD, launched a new plug-in hybrid truck in Mexico on Tuesday, May 14. It’s called the Shark and it will compete in the auto industry sector traditionally dominated by the United States and Japan. BYD’s announcement […]

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May 15, 2024

U.S. introduces new tariffs on China

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced another sweeping set of tariffs against Chinese imports, this time targeting mostly green technology goods. Tariffs on electric vehicles, Lithium batteries and Semiconductors are set to jump to as much as 100%. That’s on top of all the tariffs […]

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May 15, 2024

Undocumented crossings at the U.S.- Mexico border are down 40%

With the migration crisis at America’s southern border a major issue ahead of this fall’s U.S. presidential election, Mexico has stepped up its efforts to halt migrant flows before they reach the two countries’ frontier, but many still make it, despite the odds. Alasdair Baverstock […]

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May 15, 2024

Chinese students sue Florida

A new law in Florida is prompting legal action and protests because it severely restricts students from China and six other countries from being hired by state universities. It’s being compared to the infamous Chinese Exclusion Act from the late 1800s, barring Chinese laborers from […]

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May 15, 2024

Chinese tourism to U.S. slow to return following pandemic

Before the coronavirus pandemic, China made up the fifth largest source of tourists visiting the United States, with over 2.8 million Chinese visitors coming to the U.S. in 2019 alone. The volume of Chinese visitors was hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, and although most […]

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Migrants face danger on final stretch to U.S. border
May 14, 2024

Migrants face danger on final stretch to U.S. border

With the migration crisis at America’s southern border a major issue ahead of this fall’s U.S. presidential election, Mexico has stepped up its efforts to halt migrant flows before they reach the two countries’ frontier, but many still make it, despite the odds. Alasdair Baverstock […]

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At least 147 dead from floods in Brazil
May 14, 2024

At least 147 dead from floods in Brazil

More rain is expected for Southern in Brazil over the next few days, and that’s likely to worsen a tragedy that has already caused 147 confirmed deaths in the country’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The government estimates more than two million people […]

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