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The history of Juneteenth
June 18, 2022

The history of Juneteenth

CGTN’s Toni Waterman spoke with Harrison Eppright, the Manager of Visitor Services and Tour Ambassador for Visit Austin about the historical legacy of Juneteenth.

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50th anniversary of Watergate
June 18, 2022

50th anniversary of Watergate

50 years ago, a botched burglary of the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington kicked off a scandal that would bring down a president. Learn more about insider.

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June 17, 2022

California town angers residents with tourism plans

    The U.S. state of California has been facing one of its worst mega-droughts in recent history.  But a popular desert town, Palm Springs, known for art festivals and golf resorts, is planning to attract more visitors by building at least four large ​artificial surf […]

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June 17, 2022

Salvadorans remain cautious to embrace Bitcoin

  The global cryptocurrency crash has seen Bitcoin and other alt-coins lose half or more of their value from the highs ​seen last year.  You would think that would be sounding alarm bells in El Salvador, the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.  Outside […]

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June 17, 2022

Marine life impacted by presence of microplastics

  The presence of microplastics has been an environmental concern for decades.  Scientists recently discovered them circulating in human blood. In Rio de Janeiro, scientists have found a much higher concentration of microplastics than expected in sea creatures, including those in a protected area off […]

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June 17, 2022

World Cup 2026 host cities announced

  Football officials across North America are by turns celebrating and commiserating this Friday after the host venues of the 2026 World Cup were announced. It’s the first time football’s most coveted tournament will be played across three countries: Canada, Mexico and the U.S.  But […]

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June 16, 2022

Celebrating Juneteenth, the Emancipation of African Americans

  It’s a day many activists have worked to raise awareness about for decades. Last year, the U.S. made history when U.S. President Joe Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. The holiday is celebrated on June 19th and celebrates the emancipation of African-Americans from […]

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Ping Pong Diplomatic Tour draws in Texas
June 11, 2022

Ping Pong Diplomatic Tour draws in Texas

This weekend the Houston is hosting the Ping Pong Diplomacy Team Championship Tour to mark 50-plus years since table tennis helped lay the groundwork for establishing ties between China and the U.S.

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June 10, 2022

Cryptocurrency takes root in El Salvador

In any discussion of financial matters at the Summit of the Americas, ​it may be hard to ignore the rise of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. ​Notoriously volatile, these trading instruments, not controlled by any central bank, ​have sparked a range of government policies, from outright […]

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June 9, 2022

U.S. excludes a Cuban delegation from the People’s Summit

  Washington excluded Cuba and other nations of the region from the ongoing Summit of the Americas ​in Los Angeles as well as denied visas to members of a Cuban delegation hoping to attend the alternative forum known as ​the People’s ​Summit, also taking place […]

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June 8, 2022

Gun violence victims plead for stricter gun control in testimony

Emotional testimony from family members of victims and survivors of gun violence was delivered to a congressional committee in the US capital ​Wednesday, in the wake of the latestU.S. mass shootings. Families of victims pleaded with members of ​the House panel for stricter gun control, as Senate talks […]

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June 8, 2022

U.S. unveils new plan to attract more foreign tourists

  International travel to the U.S. has taken a big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are travelling again but the industry has a long way to go to catch up.  Now, the U.S. government is trying to help the tourism industry attract more international […]

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June 8, 2022

Argentina looks to strengthen global ties

  Argentina’s ambassador to Beijing says Argentina will be participating in the forthcoming BRICS summit on June 24th. This, as Latin America’s third largest economy is moving closer to formally joining the group. 

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June 8, 2022

U.S. Mental Health Crisis

  Episode 1: U.S. sees shortage of mental health service​s for the young The death toll from COVID​-19 in the United States topped one million ​in May.  ​And for every death, there’s a story of grief for surviving family members.  That is helping fuel what […]

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Armed in America
June 5, 2022

Armed in America

In our Armed in America series, CGTN’s Owen Fairclough explores the facets on U.S. gun culture and policy.

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June 5, 2022

Newest AR technology at Augmented World Expo

  Holograms, the metaverse, and volumetric video – which is the process of capturing live video and converting it into a 3D model. These are all hot topics being discussed and experimented with at a Silicon Valley conference known as Augmented World Expo. 

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June 5, 2022

U.S. holds national Wear Orange Rally against gun violence

  Crowds gathered around the U.S. as part of Wear Orange weekend to honor the victims of gun violence, especially significant in the wake of recent mass shootings. The movement began almost a decade ago after a teenager was shot and killed in a park near a […]

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June 4, 2022

New Yorkers face soaring rental prices

  Rental prices in New York City have skyrocketed following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. City data shows a third of renters now spend more than half their income on housing and Mayor Eric Adams is facing pressure to take action.

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June 4, 2022

China develops inhaled COVID-19 vaccine

  The COVID-19 virus has changed the way many people around the world think about vaccinations.  The pandemic raised questions about treatment and health care.  Mexico played a key role in testing a Chinese-made vaccine.  Vaccine technology will most certainly be an important part of […]

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June 4, 2022

Climate change threatens U.S. historic site

  A U.S. island with Native American, colonial, and slavery connections in the U.S. state of Virginia, has become one of the country’s most endangered historic areas.  The world-class archaeological site is on a low-lying island that is threatened by sea-level surges and floods. 

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Summit of the Americas 2022
June 3, 2022

Summit of the Americas 2022

The ninth Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States, begins June 6 in Los Angeles. Attended by heads of state and government from North, South, Central America and the Caribbean. Launched in 1948, the Organization of American States is considered the primary regional […]

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