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Water crisis in Mississippi
August 31, 2022

Water crisis in Mississippi

Years of neglect combined with floodwaters from recent storms have left residents of Jackson, Mississippi with a major water crisis. The governor has declared a state of emergency and called up National Guard troops to help manage the crisis.

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EV prices spiking as demand increases in the U.S.
August 31, 2022

EV prices spiking as demand increases in the U.S.

In the U.S., electric vehicle prices are soaring as demand for is accelerating. Research from iSeeCars found that, overall, EV prices rose in July by more than 54% from the same month a year ago, compared to just 10% for gasoline cars.

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Biden talks crime prevention in Pennsylvania
August 31, 2022

Biden talks crime prevention in Pennsylvania

U.S. President Joe Biden visited Pennsylvania on Tuesday and talked about crime prevention and gun violence. It’s the first of three visits in the coming days to key political battleground states ahead of midterm elections.

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August 29, 2022

Untangling the Libyan Crisis as violence surges in the country

On Saturday, the capital of Libya, Tripoli, witnessed the country’s  heaviest fighting in two years.  What led to the latest events? 2011 Libya’s fault lines emerged as local factions took opposing positions in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the de facto […]

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August 29, 2022

NASA’s Artemis 1 Launch Delayed

NASA’s new moon rocket has been grounded at least for a few more days. Engine problems forced postponement of the long-awaited launch of the Artemis 1 mission early Monday.

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August 29, 2022

Brazil’s Presidential Debate

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva both went on the attack in their first debate ahead of October’s presidential election.

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August 27, 2022

Extreme heat affects tourism in California

  Many parts of the United States have had enough of the blistering summer weather. Those who live in California have little choice but to try and endure the high temperatures.  But visitors are a different story. The tourism industry is feeling the impact. 

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August 27, 2022

Monkeypox cases drop in some large U.S. cities

  Another case of the monkeypox virus in a child has been reported in New York. It’s the second reported in the state since the outbreak began in the U.S.  That on the same day that the White House Monkeypox Response Team confirmed improved vaccination […]

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Women’s Equality Day 2022
August 26, 2022

Women’s Equality Day 2022

August 26 marks Women’s Equality Day in the U.S. It commemorates the 19th amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Now, more than 100 years later, many women feel like their rights are being ripped away after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

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August 25, 2022

U.S. midterms and the top voting issues

With fewer than three months until the U.S. midterm elections, the economy remains one of the key issues facing Democratic and Republican voters.  That finding comes in a national survey released this week by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. In addition, researchers say that following the Supreme Court’s […]

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August 25, 2022

Uvalde School Board fires police chief

The school police chief widely seen as the person in charge the day 21 people were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas – has been fired – three months after the massacre took place.

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August 25, 2022

U.S. GDP contracts less than predicted

New figures out this Thursday show the U.S. economy contracted less than first thought in the second quarter of the year, offering backing to those who maintain the country is not in a recession.

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August 22, 2022

Afghan refugees struggle one year after US resettlement

It has been a year since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Since that time more than 120,000 Afghans were airlifted out and resettled around the world. Nearly two-thirds [76,000] came to the U.S.  While relieved to escape, the refugees are also confronted with the challenge […]

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August 20, 2022

Brazilian scientists developing mRNA vaccines

  To date, drug companies Pfizer and Moderna have refused to share the formula behind the most cutting-edge COVID-19 vaccines. The two pharma giants use mRNA, a vaccine technology that instructs human cells to make a protein that triggers an immune response to the disease. […]

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August 20, 2022

Extreme weather hits many parts of the U.S.

  Sweltering heat continues to bake vast swathes of the U.S., as another burst of hot weather blasts California. Temperatures in the most populous state soared to well above 100F/38C this week, with officials asking residents and businesses to cut power usage to avoid blackouts.

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August 20, 2022

U.S. ended Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

The ​U.S. so-called ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy ​for migrants, ​introduced by the Trump administration back in 2019, has now come to an end. Despite attempting to cancel the policy on his first day in office, President ​Joe Biden has had to fight to change immigration […]

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August 19, 2022

Brazil’s influencers’ impact on gender and inequality

  Internet influencers of every size are emerging globally, but a recent study by the global data research firm, Nielsen, made headlines in Brazil. There are now more social media influencers in Brazil than dentists and engineers. But some influencer’s have discovered their impact can […]

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August 19, 2022

Food insecurity in Latin America

  Food insecurity is taking a toll across Latin America. A recent report by the UN’s World Food Program warned that the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the Ukraine conflict and climate change are all making life harder. Haití and Venezuela have been hit particularly […]

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August 19, 2022

Rising temperatures cause sea turtles to turn female

  Hotter temperatures are affecting some reptile species in a big way. Researchers in ​hot zones like Florida and Australia are reporting that ​nearly all turtles born ​in recent years are female – and ​that it’s directly related to climate change. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez […]

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August 19, 2022

The risky business of movies

  Two of America’s biggest entertainment companies recently merged. Warner Brothers Discovery is already making waves in the entertainment industry.  Just months after the merger was finalized, there is talk of a major restructuring in the works, which includes merging streaming services and other cost-cutting […]

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August 19, 2022

Peruvians cope with global inflation

Peruvians living in poor neighborhoods are increasingly relying on community-organized soup kitchens as they grapple with the rising price of basic food products. While Peru is a food-producing country, it is also a net importer of basic foodstuffs like wheat, and energy. Dan Collyns reports.  […]

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August 19, 2022

Aid workers on World Humanitarian Day

The United Nations aid coordination agency says helping people across the world is becoming a more dangerous and difficult job to do because of increased conflict, climate change and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. This Friday (19th) is World Humanitarian Day, aiming to highlight […]

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August 17, 2022

How Mojo’s smart contact lens works

  With devices like watches and smart glasses, technology is getting increasingly compact. And now one Silicon Valley company has developed a gadget so small and precise, it can be worn right on your eye. Reporter Mark Nu peers inside the technology.

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August 16, 2022

Sixth federal investigation opened into Peru’s President Castillo

A sixth federal investigation has been launched against Peru’s President Pedro Castillo.  It’s the first time a sitting president in Peru has been criminally investigated, but Castillo cannot be charged while in office. Dan Collyns reports from Lima on why lawmakers are working to oust […]

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August 16, 2022

No-alcohol cocktails gain popularity in the U.S.

A desire to live a healthier lifestyle has prompted many people in the U.S. to cut back on their alcohol intake.  Bars and restaurants are increasingly catering to this demographic by offering a larger number of alcohol-free beverages.  And a slew of new products on […]

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August 16, 2022

Exodus from Manhattan as more tourists look to Brooklyn

Tourists are increasingly skipping Times Square and other Manhattan landmarks and heading straight to the neighboring borough of Brooklyn.By contrast, Brooklyn’s popularity appears to be surging and many businesses are looking to take advantage. William Denselow got the scoop for CGTN in New York.

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August 13, 2022

Full Frame: Ending Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a staggering program worldwide. One-third of all women in the world have been the victim of violence. Sexual Assault Justice When it comes to sexual violence in the U.S., 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of […]

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