World Today

August 20, 2020

2020 Election: How voting by mail works

At a time when many of life’s rituals have been turned inside out, literally when it comes to things like restaurant dining, voting in America is likely to change too. “I think everything’s very different than what we’ve had in the past and I don’t […]

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U.S. 2020 Election
August 17, 2020

U.S. 2020 Election

People across the United States will decide in November’s election whether incumbent President Trump or Democrat challenger Joe Biden will lead the country.

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August 15, 2020

What’s behind the banning of TikTok in the U.S.?

  In about a month, one of the world’s most popular apps – especially among youth – may no longer be available in the United States. The Trump administration is banning TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. What’s behind the decision and what lies ahead?

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August 15, 2020

Tourism in California hits historic low amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  With its vibrant cities, amusement parks, beaches and natural wonders, California is considered the most visited state in the country.  But the travel restrictions and shutdown measures during the pandemic have shrunk this year’s tourism economy, which appears to have already lost tens of […]

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August 15, 2020

Kamala Harris’s selection expects to energize women and Black voters

  The selection of Senator Kamala Harris to be the vice presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in the U.S. November elections has the potential to energize women and Black voters. Both are key constituencies in the party, they have often been overlooked for high office and mobilizing the Black and female vote […]

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August 14, 2020

How the COVID-19 pandemic affects the Hispanic community in the U.S.

  Latinos in the state of Texas are being disproportionately hurt by the ills of COVID-19.   These adverse affects go beyond health issues.  According to lawyers, the coronavirus has virtually shut down legal immigration to the U.S. The Trump administration is not only accused of preventing tens of thousands […]

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August 11, 2020

Efforts underway to develop rapid saliva coronavirus test

For those anxious to know whether they’re infected with the coronavirus, the wait to be tested can be excruciating. The same goes for waiting for test results. “Sam on my team got tested,” said Jared Polis, Colorado’s governor, recently. “Sam, what was it? Ten days? […]

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August 8, 2020

Tackling food insecurity through gleaning

  As the U.S. copes with the coronavirus pandemic, many food crops have gone to waste amid a drop in demand from restaurants. At the same time, with record unemployment, food insecurity has soared. An ancient practice called “gleaning” is seen as a solution for […]

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August 8, 2020

Garment workers in Los Angeles make PPE in unsafe conditions

    In its struggle toward containing the pandemic, the United States has seen a growing demand for personal protective equipment for local governments and businesses across the country.  As the largest apparel manufacturing hub in the U.S., the Fashion District neighborhood in Los Angeles […]

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August 2, 2020

Global electronic waste problem getting worse

  Technology has provided us with all sorts of cutting-edge products to enhance our lives. But one of the downsides — it’s contributed to a lot of electronic waste — most of which is not recycled. Some experts say global levels are unsustainable — and may be […]

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August 2, 2020

U.S. immigration agency offers controversial six-week course

  Immigration groups in Chicago ​are calling on a U.S. government agency to cancel a course open to select citizens — offering ‘day-in-the-life’-type training on what it’s like to be an immigration enforcement officer.   They fear the program will encourage dangerous vigilante activism. 

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August 1, 2020

Bottled water sales drop sharply amid the pandemic

  The coronavirus pandemic is dragging down global sales of bottled water.  This week, Danone and Nestle, giants of the industry who own popular brands like Evian and Perrier…both reported sharp drops in sales for the second quarter. Learn more.

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August 1, 2020

A Colorado young adult shared his COVID-19 experience

  One group accounting for more and more coronavirus infections in the U.S. is young people.  Those in their 20s and 30s now make up half or more of newly reported cases in states like Arizona, Texas and Florida.  The recent push to reopen may be behind the trend.  One COVID-19 […]

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August 1, 2020

The U.S. state of Vermont banned food waste from trash

  The state of Vermont has long been a leader in environmental issues.  Now it has just doubled down on its bid to get Vermonters to rethink their relationship with food and waste.  As of July 1st it became the first state in the nation […]

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