World Today

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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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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