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July 4, 2021

U.S. airline trouble as travel resumes

The U.S. is experiencing the biggest travel weekend since COVID-19 hit the country, with roughly 50 million people expected to take off for the July 4th weekend. But after being so heavily impacted by the pandemic, it could be a bumpy few months for the […]

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July 4, 2021

Cuba COVID-19 community transmission

Cuba has declared an outbreak of community transmission and is activating new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.   CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports on the latest from #Havana. 

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July 4, 2021

Aida dos Santos – Tokyo Memories

The 1964 Tokyo Summer Games were the first Olympics to be held in #Asia and an important milestone for putting Japan on a global stage. The Olympics were also significant for one Black Brazilian woman, Aida dos Santos, who lived in one of Rio de […]

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July 3, 2021

Fireworks shortage in U.S.

As the U.S. gears up for its annual independence celebrations, there could be something missing this year. Traditionally, Americans set off fireworks on the Fourth of July, but production and transportation delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic mean the partying may be less explosive than usual.  CGTN’s […]

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July 3, 2021

Florida building collapse search continues

Twenty four people are now confirmed dead, with 124 still unaccounted for after last week’s collapse of the Champlain Towers ​condominium complex in Surfside, Florida. Obstacles for first respondents ​continue to crop up – as chances of find​ing survivors fad​e. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports from Surfside, Florida.

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July 2, 2021

Testing children for the COVID-19 vaccine

For more than six months now, people have rolled up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 180 million Americans have received at least one dose, but one group has not been part of the effort: young children.

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July 2, 2021

The U.S. state of Washington fully reopens

  The U.S. state of Washington has just reopened for business after more than a year of sheltering in, social distancing, and masking requirements. Though welcome news for businesses, it also comes amid a heat wave that’s setting record temperatures.  

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June 30, 2021

U.S. & Canadian west coast face historic heatwave

With temperatures over 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) for multiple days, people and pets are trying their best to stay cool in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada. Scientists say climate change is to blame and the future could get even hotter.

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June 30, 2021

Heat wave scorches Pacific Northwest

A heat wave continues to scorch the Pacific Northwest of the United States.  U.S. and Canadian West Coast cities spanning from Washington state to Oregon to British Columbia are all hitting record-temperature levels.  CGTN’s Mark Niu reports from Spokane, Washington.

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June 30, 2021

CPC 100 years: New Endeavors

This week marks the centenary of the founding of China’s Communist Party. CGTN America’s special series called ‘New Endeavors’ showcases the stories of ordinary Chinese people’s lives and their happiness.

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June 27, 2021

The history of Colombia’s football-making town

  Copa America, South America’s most important international football tournament, is underway in Brazil. It was originally scheduled to take place in Argentina and Colombia. We went to a town in Colombia that has made footballs for decades. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports.

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June 27, 2021

Judge sentences Derek Chauvin to nearly 23 years

  In Minneapolis, a judge sentences a former police officer to nearly 23 years behind bars for killing George Floyd. Floyd’s murder was captured on video last summer sparking nationwide protests. Just hours before the sentencing, Chauvin lost a bid for a new trial.

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June 27, 2021

U.S. Vice President travels to Mexico border

  U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the border city of El Paso, Texas on Friday. She spoke with U.S. Border Patrol officials, faith leaders and migrants’ rights activists. As record numbers of undocumented immigrants attempt to enter the U.S. from Mexico, Harris hopes […]

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June 22, 2021

Sheep landscaping

How can science and design help create multifunctional green spaces that maximize cultural and environmental values?

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June 22, 2021

Through Their Eyes on China

In this series on the 100th anniversary of the the Chinese Communist Party of China, CGTN features people from around the world who have a special connection, have made long-lasting friendships, and created treasured memories of China and its people, in history and in the making.

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Florida proposes 18% increase to electric bills by 2025
June 19, 2021

Florida proposes 18% increase to electric bills by 2025

In the U.S. state of Florida, residents are facing higher prices for rent, gas, and food. Florida’s largest utility company is proposing an 18% base increase to electricity bills by 2025. Community activists say this is not the time for another hike. See the latest.

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June 18, 2021

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Thursday was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, created by the UN to raise public awareness of the factors contributing to desertification, and ways to improve land degradation and biodiversity.  Reservoirs across the U.S. state of California are showing water levels below average […]

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June 17, 2021

Is Pedro Castillo Peru’s next president?

Peru’s leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory this week, after holding the narrowest of leads following a lengthy vote count.  But Castillo has not been declared the official winner yet.  CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports on this week’s events in Lima.

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June 16, 2021

Argentina looks to ramp up vaccination rates in country

Argentina recently signed agreements with two Chinese labs for shipment of vaccines in the coming months as the country reached the milestone of 20 million doses on Monday. But there are also talks to ramp up the country’s production capacity which includes developing its own […]

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June 14, 2021

Surfing set for Olympic debut in Tokyo

Since the 1960s, Southern California has been the home base for the world’s governing authority for professional surfers taking part in international competitions. But ideal surfing conditions are not found on just any coastline. For its debut in the Tokyo Olympics, finding the right setting […]

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