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September 15, 2020

This is the most contested county in all of Texas

Texas in play in the 2020 Presidential Election? Some say yes, though the last time it went Democrat was 1976. We went to Jefferson County, the only Texan county that voted Obama, Obama, Trump in 2008, 2012, 2016. See the state’s most contested county.

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September 13, 2020

What the new era for tech competition looks like

  Recent revelations suggest that the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has held private meetings with a number of senators to stoke fears about its rival application TikTok and its user data policy, ultimately leading to intelligence officials demanding a federal inquiry into the Chinese-owned […]

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September 13, 2020

COVID-19: Microschools help U.S. parents in need

  With schools scrambling to provide online teaching to students, families are struggling to adapt to this new way of education. And that means many parents are looking for programs outside their schools to help them learn and grow. see how technology is working to […]

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Raging wildfires scorch U.S. West Coast, killing at least 33
September 13, 2020

Raging wildfires scorch U.S. West Coast, killing at least 33

With deadly wildfires continuing to spread further across California, Oregon and Washington, at least 33 people have died, dozens are missing and tens of thousands are under mandatory evacuation orders. President Donald Trump will visit California Monday to meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom on the […]

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September 12, 2020

U.S. teacher’s unions protest for school safety measures

  Many schools in the United States have reopened remotely or with only partial in-person instruction this fall.  This is after teachers’ unions across the country protested and threatened to strike.  Their concerns are mainly centered around school safety.  But in some areas, the unions […]

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September 12, 2020

A lookback at the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic

  It’s been six months since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak — a global pandemic.  The corornavirus outbreak often pitted the U.S. President against individual states and public health officials. See how the U.S. has responded to the pandemic over the past […]

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September 12, 2020

Evacuees reflect on the Oregon wildfires

  Crews along the U.S. West Coast are searching for victims from fast-spreading wild-fires.  At least 24 people have died in the states of Oregon, Washington and California as dozens of blazes continue to rage out of control. In Oregon alone, half a million people […]

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September 11, 2020

U.S. President Trump defends COVID-19 response

  Less than eight weeks before the U.S. presidential election and Donald Trump is facing a number of issues. A whistleblower from the Department of Homeland Security says he was pressured to alter intelligence because it quote — “made President Trump look bad.” Separately, Trump […]

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September 11, 2020

Western states in the U.S. battling nearly 100 fires

  The west coast of the United States is on fire. Stretching all the way from Washington State, Oregon, throughout California and down to the Mexican border. Over the last 48 hours, dozens of major wildfires have claimed at least seven lives, while others barely […]

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September 8, 2020

Protests continue across the U.S.

Dozens of people were arrested over the weekend as protests against racial injustice spread across the United States during its end of the summer holiday weekend.

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September 4, 2020

Cisco is being sued for alleged caste discrimination

  In the U.S. state of California, a historic discrimination case is happening against the U.S. company Cisco.  It centers over allegations that managers outed and discriminated against an employee for being Dalit – a population once known as the “untouchables” under India’s centuries-old caste system. Learn […]

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September 3, 2020

Human trafficking continues to be an ongoing global crisis

Last week, nearly 40 missing and endangered children were rescued by U.S. federal and state agents in the U.S. state of Georgia from a sex trafficking ring. Recently, more scrutiny has been placed on the crisis of human trafficking, especially for children who end up […]

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President Trump visits Kenosha amid tensions
September 2, 2020

President Trump visits Kenosha amid tensions

As U.S. President Donald Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, supporters and #BLM protestors gathered outside in scenes of peace and chaos. Although the day passed largely without incident, the hurt, the pain, and anger are still visible.

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American parents turn to 'Pandemic Pods' for school during COVID-19
September 2, 2020

American parents turn to ‘Pandemic Pods’ for school during COVID-19

The hybrid learning option allows for some face-to-face instruction, but that also puts stress on families who are scrambling for ways to minimize risk of the COVID-19 infection. That’s leading to so-called “pandemic pods”. CGT’s Karina Huber explains this new tool for learning at home. Stay tuned to CGTN for more on our future of education series.

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August 30, 2020

Marches nearly a week since police fired on Jacob Blake

  More than a-thousand people marched against police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday.  There have been days of protests since an officer shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times. The moment was caught on cell-phone video. But the police union claims Blake fought […]

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August 29, 2020

Protesters gather to demand wealth tax in the U.S.

  The pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in the U.S. including income inequality.  At a time when the U.S. unemployment rate hovers above ten percent, the country’s wealthiest have reaped tremendous financial gains causing increasing calls for a so-called billionaire tax. 

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August 28, 2020

What are farmers in Florida saying about the USMCA?

  U.S. President Donald Trump promised to put American farmers first and he says his renegotiated NAFTA trade deal – known as the USMCA – does exactly that.  However, as we head into the final weeks of his re-election campaign, some farmers in the U.S. […]

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August 28, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump attacks Biden in his acceptance speech

  The Republican National Convention wrapped up Thursday with President Donald Trump speaking from the South Lawn of the White House. Trump attacked his Democratic opponent Joe Biden portraying him as weak and a radical leftist while claiming Biden accomplished little in his nearly 50 years in Washington. […]

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August 28, 2020

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson addresses Jacob Blake shooting

  Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson visited Wisconsin ​Thursday to pay his respects to the family of Jacob Blake, the Black man shot by a police officer this week.  His message… African Americans ‘deserve better.’  He also raised questions to what he calls the ‘double standards’ in the treatment of […]

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VP Mike Pence to headline RNC's third night
August 26, 2020

VP Mike Pence to headline RNC’s third night

The U.S Republican National Convention is due to hear from Vice President Mike Pence on its third day. He’ll speak from a fort in the city of Baltimore whose role in defeating the British in 1812 inspired the U.S national anthem. But as CGTN’s Owen […]

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Reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado
August 26, 2020

Reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado

There have been lots of family discussions in the U.S. this summer, centering around one question: Is it safe to send children back to school?” A university in the state of Colorado reopened last week, see what students and school employees have to say about reopening.

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COVID-19 sparks medical innovation in Mexico
August 26, 2020

COVID-19 sparks medical innovation in Mexico

Mexico City has the country’s highest concentration of cases, with paramedics report​ing that nine out of ten emergency calls these days involve COVID-19 patients. A company designs inflatable protective suit to protect medical workers from the virus. See how it works.

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August 22, 2020

U.S. farmers on the upcoming presidential election

  A bloc of voters that U.S. President Trump will be relying on heavily in November is rural voters.  They were critical to his win in 2016. But after being buffeted by trade disputes and now the coronavirus pandemic, there are signs that some of that support has eroded. 

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August 22, 2020

How Democrats react to this year’s virtual convention

In previous U.S. presidential elections, Democratic delegates would be heading home from their party’s convention after nominating their candidate to run for president.  But with the coronavirus pandemic forcing party leaders to make this year’s event “virtual,” delegates had to find creative ways to get […]

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August 22, 2020

Unusual lightning storm sparked California wildfires

  An unusual lightning storm has sparked nearly 400 fires across Northern California in recent days, as several states in the U.S. are grappling with one of the worst heatwaves in a century.  Scientists attribute the increasing number and magnitude of California’s wildfires to a many factors, including climate […]

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August 21, 2020

The women behind the Black Lives Matter movement

  The Black Lives Matter movement is sweeping the United States, and the world. And while the movement has come into the spotlight now, it actually began several years ago. It was founded by three extraordinary women of color, determined to fight for racial justice. […]

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August 21, 2020

Uber and Lyft threaten to shut down operations in California

  For rideshare drivers in California, recent years have been like riding a roller coaster.  The home state for multi-billion dollar giants like Uber and Lyft was the first in the U.S. to introduce a labor law that recognizes gig workers as employees, granting them […]

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August 21, 2020

Epic Games’ battle with the tech giants continues

  A major battle is going on between a gaming company and two Silicon Valley tech giants.  In one corner is the 17-billion dollar company EPIC games—the creator of the hugely popular game Fortnite. In the other corner, the two-trillion dollar company, Apple, and the one trillion dollar company, Google. What’s […]

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