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August 16, 2022

No-alcohol cocktails gain popularity in the U.S.

A desire to live a healthier lifestyle has prompted many people in the U.S. to cut back on their alcohol intake.  Bars and restaurants are increasingly catering to this demographic by offering a larger number of alcohol-free beverages.  And a slew of new products on […]

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August 16, 2022

Exodus from Manhattan as more tourists look to Brooklyn

Tourists are increasingly skipping Times Square and other Manhattan landmarks and heading straight to the neighboring borough of Brooklyn.By contrast, Brooklyn’s popularity appears to be surging and many businesses are looking to take advantage. William Denselow got the scoop for CGTN in New York.

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August 13, 2022

Full Frame: Ending Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a staggering program worldwide. One-third of all women in the world have been the victim of violence. Sexual Assault Justice When it comes to sexual violence in the U.S., 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of […]

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Biden Administration plans to dilute monkeypox vaccine doses
August 10, 2022

Biden administration plans to dilute monkeypox vaccine doses

The U.S. is planning to split supplies of the monkeypox vaccine in order to inoculate more people against the virus.  The Biden administration announced a new strategy on Tuesday, in order to protect as many people as possible.  The monkeypox outbreak has now infected nearly […]

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August 9, 2022

How tiny homes promote sustainable living

  In Northern California, huge segments of the population are regularly priced out of the housing market. That’s driving a trend for housing that’s not only a lot smaller, but far greener too.  

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August 8, 2022

Cuba fire rages at fuel storage facility

  Cuban firefighters are still trying to control a massive blaze started by a lightning strike on Friday at an oil storage facility in the city of Matanzas. One person is confirmed dead, 125 injured and 17 firefighters are missing. Other countries in the region […]

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August 8, 2022

Colombia’s Gustavo Petro Inauguration

  This Sunday Colombians inaugurated their first leftist president Gustavo Petro. In the ceremony, Petro promised a shift for the polarized country, one that focuses on social programs and implementing peace. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports.

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August 6, 2022

Full Frame: Sinking Cities

Rising seas threaten to consume the coastal areas of major cities around the world. Now, those risks are compounded by an accelerating danger: Most of those cities are also sinking. Southern Florida is one of the most vulnerable places. “My city is a barrier island, […]

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August 5, 2022

New economic measures in Cuba

Cubans have been facing food and medicine shortages over the last several years, along with electricity blackouts and other economic hardships.  In an effort to find possible solutions and manage the problems, the Cuban government has adopted a new package of measures. CGTN’s Luis Chirino […]

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August 5, 2022

U.S. July unemployment numbers hit new low

The United States added more than half a million jobs in July, a much better figure than expected. The unemployment rate also dipped to 3.5% last month, a number not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic, and a figure that represents a half-century low.  It’s […]

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August 5, 2022

Monkeypox now a public health emergency in the U.S.

U.S. President Biden’s Administration has declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency, amid more than seven thousand confirmed cases in the U.S. since May. CGTN’s Jim Spellman  shows us how U.S. public health officials are trying to limit spread of the virus. Take a […]

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August 5, 2022

Colombia and Venezuela reignite commercial relations

 Colombia and Venezuela are set to restart diplomatic and commercial relations as Colombia’s new President Gustavo Petro prepares to take office on August 7.  This comes after years of hostility between the two countries. Mary Triny Mena reports from Caracas on how Colombians and Venezuelans […]

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August 5, 2022

L.A.’s water police

In Los Angeles, California residents are allowed to water their lawns only twice a week, or they could be fined by water agents patrolling the streets.  Nearly six million Californians have been on a mandatory water conservation order since June, amid a mega-drought that has […]

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August 1, 2022

McKinney Fire rages in Northern California

  A wildfire in Northern California exploded in size over the weekend, killing at least two people and forcing thousands to evacuate. The McKinney Fire has grown into the state’s largest wildfire this year, burning through more than 220 square kilometers.   And the forecast calls […]

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August 1, 2022

NYC Buildings Emissions

  New York’s famous Empire State Building has managed to cut its greenhouse gas output by about 40% after a ten-year refit. Buildings are currently responsible for more than two-thirds of carbon emissions in the city.  Other skyscrapers are now being urged to undergo environmentally-friendly […]

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August 1, 2022

Black homeownership in the U.S.

  A troubling trend in the red-hot housing market.  According to the National Association of Realtors, the gap between white and black homeownership is widening – with fewer African Americans owning their own home now than a decade ago and there are concerns that rising mortgage rates […]

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August 1, 2022

New York Monkeypox outbreak

  New York has declared a public health emergency as Monkeypox cases continue to surge. The U.S. has now reported roughly 5,000 cases which is more than any other nation. And for many, the rollout of vaccines has been painfully slow.  CGTN’s William Denselow reports […]

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August 1, 2022

Staffing shortages force airlines to cut services

  With the summer travel season in full-swing, many passengers are running into flight delays or cancellations as staffing issues plague airports around the world. In the U.S., the staff shortage includes pilots, which is forcing airlines to cut services to smaller cities. 

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August 1, 2022

Many Argentines looking for job opportunities to fight inflation

  Argentina is suffering increasing economic and political instability.  Inflation is running at well over 60 percent annually and in late July, President Alberto Fernandez named his third economy minister.  With capital controls in place, many Argentines are looking for opportunities to earn a living […]

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August 1, 2022

Venezuela’s clothing industry is struggling to survive

  Venezuela’s clothing industry is struggling to survive, decimated by years of economic decline and policies which have favored imported products. The Chamber of the Clothing Industry says the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened the situation and the industry is working at limited capacity. But some companies are now changing their products to survive or turning […]

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August 1, 2022

Shark attacks rise in the U.S.

  Shark sightings and attacks are on the rise in the U.S.  Seven people were attacked by sharks in the past few weeks, including five in New York and two in Florida.  And once again, human induced climate change, might be the reason behind it. 

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July 30, 2022

California residents preparing for fire season

  Firefighters in California are making progress in the state’s largest blaze but the peak fire season has not even begun.  And given the extreme temperatures and drought conditions, authorities remain vigilant. For local residents, that means taking precautions now.  

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July 30, 2022

Demand for abortion pills soaring in the U.S.

  It’s been a little over a month since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, the law upholding a woman’s right to an abortion.  Today, many abortion clinics in states where the procedure remains legal report a surge of patients.  One telemedicine clinic […]

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July 29, 2022

Crews are making progress against the Oak Fire

Fire crews have made progress against California’s largest wildfire. The Oak Fire is now more than a third contained but officials say it could take another couple of weeks to fully contain it. Take a look at the frontlines with the firefighters. CGTN correspondent Ediz […]

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July 29, 2022

Extreme weather continues to ravage the U.S.

Extreme weather continues to ravage the United States. Some parts in Texas are on the verge of running out of water while in Kentucky, some parts are facing excessive rain and destructive flooding. CGTN correspondent Toni Waterman has more.  

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July 28, 2022

Thousands of firefighters work to contain devastating Oak Fire

More than 2,000 fire crews are trying to contain California’s largest active wildfire. The Oak Fire has come dangerously close to the iconic Yosemite National Park, which officials say is out of harm’s way for now, but several communities are still under threat. In just […]

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