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Mexico's President plans to raffle off presidential jet
July 29, 2020

Mexico’s President plans to raffle off presidential jet

How would you like to get your hands on a Presidential Plane? Mexico’s president inherited a lavish one, valued at $120 million that he didn’t want. Since it unable to sell it on the open market, he’s planning to hold a raffle. And the proceeds will go toward healthcare.

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July 26, 2020

Portland protest shows no signs of slowing down

  In the U.S. city or Portland, Oregon, nightly protests continue, now for more than two months. The Trump administration has sent in federal law enforcement to try and calm the situation. Will the protests slow down? Learn more.    

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July 25, 2020

California to push the sale of electric trucks

  In another first-in-the-nation move to tackle air pollution and climate change, California will require automakers to sell more electric trucks starting in 2024.  The Advanced Clean Truck regulation, approved last month by the California Air Resources Board, will gradually increase the market share for electric trucks until 2045, […]

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July 24, 2020

No bodies found in recent Tulsa grave excavation

  The first attempt to unearth victims of a century-old race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has come up empty. As many as 300 people are believed to have died at the hands of a white mob back in 1921. The event was covered up for […]

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July 24, 2020

More ‘young invincibles’ infected with COVID-19 in California

California now has the highest confirmed coronavirus infections of any state, surpassing New York. For several days, the state of California has been recording a steady increase in the number of daily deaths and hospitalizations. Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly criticized what he calls “young […]

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July 24, 2020

CGTN’s exclusive interview with George Floyd’s aunt

  Saturday will mark two months since George Floyd’s death in police custody. Angela Harrelson is Floyd’s aunt, who was close with Floyd during his time in Minneapolis. In an exclusive interview, she says she feels a sense of guilt over what happened…that she couldn’t […]

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July 24, 2020

Can paper bottles help fight plastic pollution?

Industries around the world have produced billions of metric tonnes of plastic. More than 90 percent of it does not get recycled. Paper creates other problems too, accounting for 25 percent of landfill waste. That’s why a California company has found a way to take […]

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July 19, 2020

Gun crime spikes in the U.S. as police reforms began

There’s been another wave of gun violence this summer in the U.S.. It’s so bad in one city that President Donald Trump recently compared it to a war zone. Huge spikes in shootings are being recorded in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Learn more.

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July 19, 2020

Can summer camps survive the COVID-19 pandemic in America?

Summer sleepaway camp is a rite of passage for many American children.  Getting into the outdoors and away from their families to develop more independence and bond with peers is a cherished experience for many.  But this summer many sleepaway camps have closed amid the pandemic, causing an uncertain future for some camps […]

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July 19, 2020

How to find help to fight poverty in America

Home to startup entrepreneurs, wealthy venture capitalists and tech tycoons, Northern California is often thought of one of the wealthiest places in America. But long before the pandemic struck, a growing segment of the population there was struggling to make ends meet. Take a look […]

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July 17, 2020

U.S. police reform: Alternative approach to handle emergency calls

The recent racial justice protests ​in the U.S. have included calls for, if not  fully defunding police departments, at least diverting some of their resources to social services.  One concept involves sending alternative types of emergency responders to ​answer some 911 calls for ​help.  One city in the U.S. state of Oregon has been doing […]

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Tips for job hunting during COVID-19 pandemic
July 15, 2020

Tips for job hunting during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is creating a big challenge to people who is looking for a job right now. With many companies implemented hiring freezes, it’s very important than ever to stand out to hiring managers. Here are some tips for job hunt during the pandemic.

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July 10, 2020

U.S. ICE threatens student deportations

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, or ICE, recently announced new guidelines that could deny visas to thousands of international students if they only take online courses. How will the students and universities respond to this change?

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July 10, 2020

How to deal with post-lockdown weight gain

Amid all the talk of COVID-19 comes a new symptom of the virus known as “Covid-15.” That’s the amount of extra weight put on during lockdown. Take a look at how to stay safe and stylish amid the pandemic. 

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July 10, 2020

Sewage surveillance helps fight COVID-19

With COVID-19 testing very inconsistent across the U.S., health officials are looking at other methods to measure the spread of the coronavirus. Among those being drafted in​to this effort: wastewater treatment facilities. It seems the virus is very much present in raw sewage. 

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July 10, 2020

COVID-19: Latino communities disproportionately impacted in the U.S.

When it comes to COVID-19 cases across the United States, Latinos appear to be among the most vulnerable. That’s because millions of Latino workers in  the United States continue to work in essential businesses to keep the economy running during the pandemic. Many are afraid the reopening process is happening […]

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July 10, 2020

More government support needed for homeless people amid the pandemic

​The world’s homeless population is among the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19. One non-profit ​group in New York ​City says it’s seen demand for help quadruple since the start of the pandemic.   ‘Backpacks for the Street’ ​is stepping up its efforts to support this community — estimated to number 60-thousand in New York alone… ​But […]

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July 4, 2020

Reckoning with history moves beyond monuments

The wave of protests over police brutality has been followed by another reckoning with divisive historic monuments. The destruction of statues of Confederate leaders who went to war to defend slavery has prompted a much wider reappraisal. And while it isn’t clear where this might end, some […]

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