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June 5, 2020

Ski resort in Colorado reopens

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado is known for, among other things, the length of its season. Its base elevation, 3200 meters, higher than most other ski resorts, allows it to run in June.   “Spring is some of the best days at A-Basin,” said one snowboarder. “Don’t even need […]

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June 4, 2020

Russia sends second batch of fighter jets to Syria

  Russia flew a batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, Moscow’s embassy in Damascus said, with Syrian pilots already using the planes to conduct missions within the country’s airspace. President Vladimir Putin last week ordered Russia’s foreign and defence ministries to hold talks […]

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June 4, 2020

Washington, DC, will not have a curfew Thursday night

  Washington, DC, will not impose a curfew Thursday night, after protests were peaceful and no arrests were made Wednesday night. Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said he expects a large protest bigger than any protest in recent times this Saturday. This even as more […]

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Cuba closer to reopening tourism industry
June 2, 2020

Cuba closer to reopening tourism industry

Tourism plays a big part in Cuba’s economy.But beaches, hotels and cultural centers are largely deserted – because of the coronavirus. CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports on how the island plans to gradually and safely reopen.

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May 30, 2020

Children expelled from border

Hundreds of migrant children and teenagers have been deported by American authorities under a new border policy as countries grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s part of President Donald Trump’s new border decrees that makes use of a 1944 law that grants the president broad power to […]

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May 30, 2020

What will hotel reopening look like?

A stay at a hotel any time soon may look and feel very different. Many hotels across the U.S. are taking extra precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of bell boys, nurses are around. And forget eating that breakfast buffet, for now.

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May 29, 2020

Black CNN reporter arrested by Minnesota police on live television

While covering this morning’s protests in Minnesota, CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested by police on live television. He had just covered police arresting another protestor. Jimenez and his crew were put in handcuffs and taken into custody without reason. He was later released and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz apologized to CNN.

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May 27, 2020

U.S. nursing home workers face risks caring for COVID-19 patients

They’re among the biggest hot spots for the coronavirus: U.S. nursing homes. ​Data bases maintained by news agencies show residents and workers at long-term care facilities account for more than one-third of total U.S. deaths from COVID-19. Further outbreaks affecting some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens​and […]

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May 27, 2020

More stores file for bankruptcy in the U.S. amid COVID-19

The retail business has been one of the hardest hit sectors amid the coronavirus pandemic with U.S. sales at clothing and accessory stores falling 50 percent in March.  This has pushed many retailers to the brink with three well-known U.S. retailers declaring bankruptcy in May. […]

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May 27, 2020

Supercomputers join in the battle against COVID-19

As you might imagine, technology is playing a key role as scientists scramble to find vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus.  Now, some of them are calling in the big guns, supercomputers, to help do the massive number crunching required.  Many facets of COVID-19 remain a […]

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May 27, 2020

How did U.S get to 100,000 coronavirus deaths?

The number of COVID-19 related deaths have passed 100,000. This comes as the country takes steps to lift lockdowns and other restrictions. Things may not be back to business as usual yet – but there are signs things are rebounding for the first time in […]

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May 27, 2020

Child care centers facing challenges amid COVID-19

Child care centers in the U.S. are fighting for economic survival. More than 60 percent of licensed child care providers have already shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Those that are still open are seeing […]

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May 27, 2020

Future of airports at times of pandemic

As COVID-19 circulates around the globe, the airline industry is getting hit hard by the lack of passengers. But it’s also taking a toll on the airports themselves as financial incentives for expansion dry up. Learn more.

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May 24, 2020

How COVID-19 pandemic affects China-U.S. relations

China-U.S. relations began the year on a positive note, when President Donald Trump and Vice Premier Liu He signed the phase one trade deal at the White House. But that was mid-January and by then COVID-19 was already spreading, bringing new challenges to the relationship between the world’s […]

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May 23, 2020

China stresses joint implementation of trade deal with U.S.

Four months ago, China and the U.S. signed a deal to end a trade war that had sent repeated shockwaves through global commerce. But that was before COVID-19. Now, as China’s annual legislative meetings begin, China stresses joint implementation of the China-U.S. phase -one economic and trade agreement. 

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May 23, 2020

Child vaccinations decrease amid pandemic

New York’s mayor announced this week that child vaccinations in the city are down more than 60% compared to last year.  With many doctor’s offices closed during the coronavirus lockdown, parents say they struggled to make appointments.  As Giles Gibson reports, U.S. authorities fear missed […]

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May 23, 2020

COVID-19: Graduation gowns serve as PPE

As healthcare workers battle on the frontlines of the coronavirus… the need for personal protective equipment has been a constant struggle. But one medical worker in the U.S.  has come up with an idea to help fill the gap, asking graduates to donate their gowns […]

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May 22, 2020

Robots are helping us fight COVID-19

Disease-proof robots are working to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. See how companies are developing artificial intelligence to do jobs that can help human health.

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May 22, 2020

Are tourist spots ready to reopen?

A recent ​tourism industry survey suggests traveler optimism is growing once again, with one in five Americans saying they ​plan to book a trip as soon as lockdowns are lifted. But are tourist destinations ready to safely reopen?

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The Faces of Unemployment
May 18, 2020

The Faces of Unemployment

COVID-19 has shattered lives and hit global economies hard. Businesses are cutting back or closing, leaving employees without jobs and worried about surviving. Here are some of the Faces of Unemployment.

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May 17, 2020

Chinese American Museum goes virtual in Los Angeles

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  Given the pandemic lockdown, many institutions, like the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, are offering online activities for the public.  Take a look at one of the workshops and see why the […]

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May 16, 2020

Faces of Unemployment: Disney World worker on furlough in Florida

Disney furloughed 100,000 theme park and hotel workers worldwide in mid-​April. Estefania is a Disney World worker in Florida. For the last three weeks, she has had no income. Her union negotiated with Disney and secured five weeks of pay and health insurance. She shared about her concerns during […]

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May 16, 2020

Faces of Unemployment: Makeup artist at department store in NYC

Diane Yodice is a makeup artist and skincare specialist for Clarins at Bloomingdales. But after the department store shut down because of the coronavirus, she was laid off.  She has since applied for unemployment insurance but has yet to receive any money. She also hasn’t received a […]

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May 15, 2020

COVID-19 “survivors” donate plasma to support scientific research

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 86,000 people in the United States. Thousands have been lucky enough to recover, from asymptomatic cases to people who were hospitalized and on ventilators. Scientists are still studying immunity in survivors but so-called “convalescent plasma” is already being used to […]

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May 14, 2020

How do friends “quaran-team” during the pandemic?

Why quarantine when you can “quaran-team”? It’s a new term for people who decide to team up with friends instead of isolation… Our correspondent Ediz Tiyansan, has reached out to friends who live in different parts of the world, who are all under varying levels […]

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