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How retailers balance COVID fear and holiday cheer in ads
December 7, 2020

How retailers balance COVID fear and holiday cheer in ads

Marketing to U.S. consumers this holiday season has become a difficult balancing act for brands and retailers. Health officials are advising Americans not to gather with distant loves ones over the holidays. See how retailers balance COVID fear with festival cheer in holiday ads.

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Former Uruguay president dies at aged 80
December 7, 2020

Former Uruguay president dies at aged 80

Uruguay’s former President Tabare Vazquez has died at the age of 80, after suffering from lung cancer. Vazquez was the nation’s first elected, leftist leader back in 2005. See more here.

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December 5, 2020

U.S. government reportedly in talks with Huawei’s CFO

  Two years after being arrested in Canada, could freedom be near for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou? There are report​s that the U.S. Justice Department is discussing a deal with Meng that would resolve her criminal case and allow her to return home […]

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December 4, 2020

Documentary raises concerns over global population shrinking

  The conventional wisdom about the global population is that people are having too many babies and that’s a bad thing. It puts more pressure on global resources and lowers our standard of living.  A new documentary argues the opposite, highlighting the fact that in […]

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December 4, 2020

COVID-19: U.S. approves new all-in-one home test kit

  COVID-19 testing systems are being put to the test as cases rapidly spread around the world. But in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new all-in-one kit that may make testing more convenient than ever. 

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Global Action Initiative Poverty Alleviation
December 3, 2020

Global Action Initiative Mission 2020: Poverty Alleviation

Watch Global Action Initiative’s 2020 Event – Poverty Alleviation on December 8th at 19:00 EST / 24:00 GMT on CGTN or here live streaming. We look at inequality and other root causes of poverty, witness efforts to lift people up, and discuss the global pandemic’s impact on poverty alleviation.

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November 28, 2020

Meet California’s youngest state legislator

  The presidential and congressional races may have garnered the headlines in the November U.S. election cycle. But across the country, there were also thousands of races on the local level that brought in some new faces. And that includes one Assembly member in California who’s breaking […]

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NASA’s goal to return to the moon still within reach?
November 24, 2020

NASA’s goal to return to the moon still within reach?

President Donald Trump first proposed sending astronauts back to the Moon in 2017, but the NASA Administrator plans to leave the position after the next administration takes office in January. Can NASA really return humans to the moon in next four years?

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LA shuts down all outdoor dining due to spike in COVID-19 cases
November 24, 2020

LA shuts down all outdoor dining due to spike in COVID-19 cases

California is gearing up for another round of coronavirus restrictions ahead of the holidays, following the tripling of the average number of daily cases. This past weekend, the state’s new limited overnight stay-at-home order went into effect in counties in the most restrictive COVID-19 tier. […]

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COVID-19 cases in Argentina show signs of decline
November 23, 2020

COVID-19 cases in Argentina show signs of decline

The number of COVID-19 infections in Argentina is dropping, but the death rate is still higher than many other countries. Authorities hope is that a vaccine campaign in the coming months reduces the risk for the country’s most vulnerable population ahead of a second wave.

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November 18, 2020

New study digs deeper into America’s racial wealth gap

Systemic racism, or the systems that perpetuate racial injustice, has been a major focus in the U.S. this year. While American policing has received a lot of attention, a new study finds that Black inequality has cost African Americans and the overall economy trillions of dollars over the past two decades

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Hurricane Iota slams into Colombia and Nicaragua
November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota slams into Colombia and Nicaragua

After slamming coastal areas of Colombia and Nicaragua, Hurricane Iota is moving inland. Now many face the threat of catastrophic flooding and landslides in Central America, a region still reeling from the impact of Hurricane Eta. See the latest.

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Havana airport reopens after seven months COVID closure
November 16, 2020

Havana airport reopens after seven months COVID closure

Havana’s airport has reopened to commercial flights after a seven-month shutdown. The reopening comes as Cuba announced the elimination of strict baggage restrictions due to COVID-19. The island nation’s tourism industry has collapsed over pandemic concerns amid strict U.S. sanctions. Watch and lean more.

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Peru’s interim president resigns amid demonstrations
November 16, 2020

Peru’s interim president resigns amid demonstrations

The interim president of Peru, Manuel Merino, has resigned in the face of growing protests in less than a week. Congress is expected to choose a new president from the 19 lawmakers who voted against former President Martin Vizcarra’s impeachment over unproven bribery allegations. See the latest.

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November 14, 2020

Fire victims face critical housing shortage

  The process of rebuilding in the aftermath of California wildfires has been relatively slow for hundreds of families waiting for insurance payments. But it’s been a far more arduous process for those who never had home insurance in the first place. One family trying to […]

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November 14, 2020

COVID-19: Controversial challenge trials to begin for vaccine

  The global drive to find a COVID-19 vaccine is unlike any scientific effort in recent memory. But, given the enormous toll the virus continues to take, is the search going fast enough? One controversial approach, known as “challenge trials,” will soon be employed in […]

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November 14, 2020

Will influencers replace traditional media in fashion marketing?

  It’s been a decade since the emergence of Instagram which has launched the careers of countless influencers. In the fashion industry, influencers have now become a marketing force to be reckoned with as surveys show influencers hold more sway with millennial consumers than traditional […]

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November 14, 2020

Chicago stay-at-home advisory will go into effect on Monday

  It may appear ​to be business as usual in downtown Chicago, but the city is about to undergo a tightening of restrictions. Although stopping short of a mandatory stay-at-home order, the Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot issued a stay-at-home advisory. It encourages residents not to leave their homes […]

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November 13, 2020

Workers stuck in port as pandemic stalls cruise industry

  ​Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control lifted its sailing ban on cruise ships in U.S. waters and replaced it with a ‘conditional’ sailing order in effect for at least another year.  Among a long list of new requirements: Operators will need to test all crew members […]

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Colombia lifts PCR COVID-19 test requisite for passengers
November 11, 2020

Colombia lifts PCR COVID-19 test requisite for passengers

Colombia has dropped its requirement that visitors to the country arriving by air with first test negative ​for COVID-19. Officials say there were several reasons to lift the Polymerase Chain Reaction test, better known as ​a PCR, which diagnoses positive coronavirus cases. Watch and learn more.

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Texas teen wins contest with possible COVID-19 treatment
November 11, 2020

Texas teen wins contest with possible COVID-19 treatment

14-year-old Anika Chebrolu from Texas won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a discovery that could be used as a therapy for COVID-19. Her next step is contacting virologists and drug development specialists to further develop on her research. Watch and learn more.

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