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January 19, 2021

States struggle to determine COVID-19 vaccine priorities

At the Someren Glen senior living community in Centennial, Colorado, residents recently received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. For them, it’s not a moment too soon. “They are asking a lot of questions, they’re eager to get in line, they are thrilled […]

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Guatemalan police clash with U.S. bound migrant caravan
January 18, 2021

Guatemalan police clash with U.S. bound migrant caravan

One of the largest Central American migrant caravans ever seen is on the move to the U.S. on foot. Some 9,000 migrants have entered Guatemala from Honduras since Friday. They were beaten with sticks and tear gassed as they faced a Guatemalan military blockade. See the latest.

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What can Latin America expect from Biden administration?
January 18, 2021

What can Latin America expect from Biden administration?

In four years as president, Trump made just one visit to Latin America in 2018 for the G20 summit. In contrast, as vice president, Joe Biden visited the region 16 times. A sign, his team says, of his interest in and knowledge of the U.S.’s southern neighbors. So, what can Latin America expect from Biden administration?

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Brazil approves emergency use of two vaccines
January 18, 2021

Brazil approves emergency use of two vaccines

Brazil has approved two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. One is from China, while the other was developed in the United Kingdom. Brasilia plans to manufacture both vaccines, with a nation-wide rollout in the coming days.

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January 16, 2021

Elderly population in U.S. run into issues for vaccine

  In the United States, about 11 million people have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while more than 31 million doses have been distributed. Authorities at state and local level​s are struggling to iron out logistical challenges of the rollout, ​while ​some […]

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January 11, 2021

Tensions rise as migrant caravans back in the U.S.

While migrant caravans continue to form in Central America and move northwards,they are faced with more barriers than ever. Now, many Hondurans don’t even make it to Mexico – getting blocked by Guatemala’s military and civilian police forces – ​under increased pressure from Washington.

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Migrant families from Guatemala struggle with separation
January 11, 2021

Migrant families from Guatemala struggle with separation

The Trump administration separated more than 5,500 children from their parents and most of these families were from Central America. Although the administration comes to a close, migrant families are returning home separated and don’t know when they may be reunited.

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January 5, 2021

Survey of Georgia voters for senate runoff

AP VoteCast is a wide ranging survey of the American electorate, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press. The survey of more than 2,700 voters in Georgia will provide insight into who voted, and why, in the state’s Senate runoff […]

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Why are tech companies moving to L.A.?
December 28, 2020

Why are tech companies moving to L.A.?

With its studios, technical infrastructure, and talent network, Los Angeles has always been a global hub for entertainment production. Lately, it’s been attracting several tech companies to expand their base of production.

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December 23, 2020

Ghost kitchens on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced numerous industries to adapt to new ways of doing business. One industry that’s faced dramatic change is the restaurant sector. As Mark Niu reports, the pandemic has accelerated the competition in the virtual food space.

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December 23, 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in the U.S.

  This week’s Moderna rollout means there are now two vaccines available to protect people from COVID-19. Several other vaccines could get the green light in the next few months, including one that was once a leading candidate, but ran into problems earlier this year. […]

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Cuba reopens cautiously after battling COVID-19
December 22, 2020

Cuba reopens cautiously after battling COVID-19

After nearly a 10-month fight against COVID-19, Cuba has significantly controlled the virus spread. It has reactivated social and economic activity and reopened its borders to the world, under cautious measures, with a hopeful look at the upcoming year 2021.

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December 22, 2020

The Heat: COVID-19 vaccines

Some good news on the fight against COVID-19. Moderna rolls out its vaccine across the United States. But even with that step forward, a new coronavirus variant is causing global concern.

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December 9, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine distribution challenges

  For a country in the midst of a brutal surge of COVID-19 cases, a vaccine cannot come soon enough. “Help is in fact on the way,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious, recently. “Vaccines are literally on […]

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December 9, 2020

Polarization in the U.S. widens despite Biden’s call for unity

  U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is renowned for his bipartisanship. But the gulf between Democrats and Republicans has been deepening for years.  And for some, the post-election climate suggests the U.S. will be more divided than ever, despite Biden’s pledge to unite the country.

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December 9, 2020

Police raid home of Florida’s top coronavirus data analyst

    Police in Florida raided the home Monday of the state’s former top COVID-19 data analyst and seized computer equipment.  Authorities claim Rebekah Jones hacked into the state’s Department of Health system and posted a subversive message. Jones denied the accusation and believes the […]

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December 9, 2020

How ski resorts survive amid the coronavirus pandemic

  When the pandemic first hit the United States ski resorts quickly shut down. Many have now reopened with new protocols meant to keep skiers and staff safe.  The requirements are intended to limit the number of skiers on the hill to allow for social […]

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December 9, 2020

African American expectations of Biden administration

  It’s estimated that 87 percent of Black voters in the U.S. cast their ballots for President-elect Joe Biden. As he prepares to become the country’s 46th President, many are looking to see how his administration will address issues affecting the Black community. 

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December 9, 2020

New startups booming amid the coronavirus pandemic

  The coronavirus pandemic has shut down hundreds of thousands of businesses across the United States. However, it has also led to a spike in the number of new startups. Take a look at what’s driving the boom in new businesses in these trying times.

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