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What happened to the flu season in the U.S.?
May 15, 2021

What happened to the flu season in the U.S.?

Flu season in the U.S. traditionally starts in the fall and ends in April. In a normal year, tens of thousands of Americans including children – die of influenza. But this has not been a normal year. What happened?

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May 14, 2021

One woman’s experience with rare J&J vaccine blood clot

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says ​a total of 28 people ​are known to have developed blood clots after receiving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Three of those people died. The extremely rare blockages caused the vaccine to be put on […]

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May 13, 2021

Businesses, stores and non-profit organizations around the world have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic, including museums.

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May 11, 2021

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May marks the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but this occasion comes amid a dramatic surge in the number of anti-Asian attacks across America. Take a look at some of the stories, lives, and people that this month celebrates.

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Gun violence on the rise in the U.S.
May 10, 2021

Gun violence on the rise in the U.S.

Seven people were killed Sunday when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado. There were at least 9 mass shooting across the country this weekend. Why has gun violence increased in the U.S.?

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Armed in America
May 10, 2021

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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May 6, 2021

Production losses for Hollywood amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  California is eyeing mid-June for what it’s calling a ‘full reopening’ after a year of coronavirus closures. The entertainment industry is eager to get back to business. But the question is how?  Hollywood and show business, in general, has been impacted in a number […]

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May 6, 2021

Mexico City train crash is under investigation

  In Mexico City, international investigators are combing through the rubble of Monday night’s infrastructure collapse of an elevated metro rail. A concrete slab gave way, and two metro cars came plummeting down onto traffic below.  At least 25 people died and scores were injured. 

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May 5, 2021

UN raises alarms over unrest, clashes at Colombian protests

In Colombia, while most are demonstrating peacefully, but violence has escalated – with many citizens blaming Colombian security forces for making it worse. UN Human rights officials say they are ‘deeply alarmed’ by the deadly clashes in some of Colombia’s cities. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports.

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May 4, 2021

Mexico City rail disaster

Less than 24 hours after the railway disaster, Mexico City is coming to terms with the tragedy.  Emergency crews are still pulling people from the wreckage after a railway bridge gave way as a train traveled between stations in the southeast of the capital.  CGTN’s […]

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May 4, 2021

What will be the entertainment industry’s ‘new normal’?

California is eyeing mid-June for what it’s calling a “full reopening” after a year of coronavirus closures. The entertainment industry is keen to get back to business. The question is how?      CGTN’S Ediz Tiyansan explores the ways entertainment may have changed for artists […]

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May 4, 2021

Exploring the Chinese ecommerce method in Mexico

Commerce has moved online in a major way as the pandemic continues around the world, and businesses face a sink-or-swim moment in trying to adapt.  There may be lessons to be learned from the Chinese method of ecommerce, which is surprisingly different to the western […]

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May 4, 2021

Funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., killed by police

This must stop!” – that was the message from civil rights leader, the Reverend Al Sharpton, at Andrew Brown Junior’s funeral in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by sheriff’s deputies last month, just a day after the verdict was […]

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May 4, 2021

Venezuelans develop app for finding COVID-19 treatment centers

Venezuela has designated 46 hospitals as COVID-19 treatment centers, but there isn’t a system in place for people to find out exact locations, or if there’s even an available bed.  CGTN’s Mary Triny Mena shows us the practical technological solution some Venezuelans are turning to […]

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Eye on Entertainment
May 3, 2021

Eye On Entertainment

What COVID-19 pandemic means for the entertainment industry in the U.S? CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan explores the ways in which entertainment may have changed for artists and the public alike amid COVID.

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May 1, 2021

U.S.-Mexico relations in the new administration

    As U.S. President ​Joe Biden completes his first 100 days in office, it has been a bumpy ride for relations with the U.S.’s southern neighbor. Take a look at how Biden has managed one of the country’s most important international relationships.

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May 1, 2021

Volunteers work to get Mexico City’s homeless vaccinated

  As vaccine rollout around the world continues, some sections of society are proving harder to reach and are often among those most ​in danger. In Mexico City, where vaccines are moving slowly for most of the population, one group is concentrating on getting shots to an […]

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May 1, 2021

Cubans mark May Day under COVID restrictions

  Over the past 60 years, the Cuban people have staged massive May Day marches on local plazas like Havana’s Revolution Square in support of the International Day of the Worker and labor rights — demonstrations presided over by top Cuban leaders and foreign guest […]

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