World Today

October 7, 2020

Future of U.S.-China technology ecosystem

  The tech industry is closely watching the election to anticipate how the next administration handles the thorny issues involved with the U.S.-China technology ecosystem. The past year has been a rocky one for the sector, especially for Chinese tech companies and investors aiming to […]

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October 7, 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis puts Pence in rare spotlight

  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence faces off this Wednesday against Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party challenger aiming to replace him.  Just days ago, this vice-presidential debate was something of a sideshow compared to the battle between president Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden.  […]

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Pandemic makes political campaigning difficult in the U.S.
October 4, 2020

Pandemic makes political campaigning difficult in the U.S.

The U.S. presidential election is exactly one-month away. With Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, however, his campaign says rallies will be virtual or postponed. But, even before he went into quarantine, campaigning during a pandemic was challenging for candidates for all offices. CGTN’S Roee Ruttenberg explains.

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September 28, 2020

Are Florida’s seniors breaking up with Trump?

Senior citizens – people over the age of 65 – make up about 31% of Florida voters and are a critical bloc. In 2016, Trump won this age group by 17%. But things might be changing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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September 19, 2020

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice dead at 87

  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most senior liberal justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, has died. She was 87 and had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Chief Justice John Roberts says the nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. Take a look back on her […]

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September 19, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in the U.S. state of Colorado

  Two pharmaceutical companies that are among the leaders in the race to develop coronavirus vaccines have released plans for their drug trials.  The moves are aimed at providing more transparency about a vaccine process some worry is being rushed ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.  Part […]

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September 19, 2020

Californian institution continues selling records

  It’s been a difficult time for small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic and that includes record stores. Some are still in business, despite streaming music dominating 85 percent of the recorded music industry market. Let’s introduce you one special seller in California known simply as The Record Man.

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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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