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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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July 4, 2020

Los Angeles braces for 4th of July

This is not going to be a typical 4th of July holiday in the United States. The long weekend is traditionally celebrated with barbecue celebrations and fireworks displays. But many states are cutting down on this year’s activities in light of the recent surges in […]

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Future of policing under scrutiny in the U.S.
July 1, 2020

Future of policing under scrutiny in the U.S.

The Minneapolis City Council last week voted to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a ‘Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.’ City voters will have the final say on the matter, but what would that new agency look like?

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June 27, 2020

Gym business changed amid the pandemic

In the early days of  the COVID-19 pandemic, fitness centers in the U.S. were some of the first places to shut down, and it seems that they are among the slowest to re-open,especially in the state of California.  With some of the most stringent guidelines, […]

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June 27, 2020

NYC rental vacancies peak due to the pandemic

Manhattan’s rental vacancy rate hit a 14-year high in May.  After realizing remote working was here to stay for a while, large numbers of New Yorkers fled the city. At the same time, agents have been forbidden from showing apartments until very recently.  What tenants want to […]

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June 27, 2020

Trump visits Wisconsin to secure support from swing state

On Thursday, U.S. President Trump visited the state of Wisconsin.   The state is expected to be a key battleground for the 2020 U.S. presidential election.   Although poll numbers have Joe Biden comfortably ahead, Trump’s supporters don’t see that as being a major issue. Learn more.

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June 27, 2020

California considers reverting back to ‘shut down’ amid record surges

With more than 71-hundred new infections announced Wednesday, the number of COVID-19 cases in California has surpassed 190-thousand.  According to the governor, the record daily spike is caused by people failing to engage in safe practices when gathering with friends and family, or visiting newly reopened businesses. Now some […]

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June 22, 2020

See who’s changing their offensive logos – and who’s not

In the wake of widespread discussions on race and inherent racism, companies and institutions have responded by making pledges to change long-standing logos and mascots that many have criticized as offensive to people of color. Take a look at what has changed and what has […]

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June 20, 2020

How New Yorkers do their hair amid the pandemic

One of the biggest beauty complaints during the pandemic has been the state of one’s hair. With hair salons shut down for months, grey has become the new blond. DIY hair kits have grown in popularity but for many it didn’t do the trick. New York’s hair salons are gearing up to reopen […]

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June 19, 2020

Street dining emerges in Northern California

With the restaurant industry battered by the COVID 19 pandemic, one leading establishment has come up with innovative, yet prudent ways to re-open. In Northern California, many cities have strategized to take advantage of the pleasant weather to expand dining into the streets.

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June 19, 2020

Denver Juneteenth parade

June 19th, holds special significance for African Americans.  It was on this day in 1865 that black slaves in the state of Texas received word that they were free.  That news led to the creation of Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the […]

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June 18, 2020

Florida COVID-19 cases on rise after reopening

A new daily high for the state of Florida – adding another 3,207 coronavirus cases ​to its tally – a record figure.  The state now counts nearly 86-thousand cases in all — and more than three thousand deaths due to COVID-19.  ​ Florida is leading a surge of new cases being seen in nearly half […]

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June 18, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump’s attempt to end DACA program

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it is blocking President Donald Trump’s attempt to end DACA – or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  An Obama-era program that provided protections and benefits for undocumented children brought to this country.  Trump lashed out against the ruling, but […]

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June 18, 2020

Protesters call for justice for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

U.S. President Trump’s ​rally ​on Saturday will be held in a city that’s seen its share of police protests lately. In addition, Tulsa, ​Oklahoma is still trying to come to terms with an ugly episode of racial violence that took place nearly a century ago. Learn more.

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June 18, 2020

How to talk to kids about racism

With the recent death of George Floyd and the protests it has triggered, police brutality and social justice are top of mind for many.  Americans are now seeking reform in all kinds of areas like policing, housing, education and more.  Many families are also grappling with howto speak to their […]

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June 18, 2020

Gun sales surge amid the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests have had a significant negative impact on many businesses across the U.S.  But that’s not the case for owners of gun shops and shooting ranges.  Gun retailers across the country say they have experienced a surge in business since the pandemic began. Learn more.

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June 18, 2020

More U.S. cities adopt ‘Duty to Intervene’ policy

Among police reforms being adopted by more and more U.S. cities is a concept called ‘Duty to Intervene.’  It requires officers to step in when a fellow officer is using excessive force.  Three police officers failed to intervene during the recent George Floyd killing in Minneapolis. 

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June 16, 2020

Horse wrestling in Spain

A tradition dating back 400 years has people in Spain searching for wild horses in order to shear their manes. See what this complex festival has going on.

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June 16, 2020

DPRK demolishes inter-Korean liaison office

Tensions on the Korean peninsula are mounting after the DPRK blew up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong, stepping up its actions against ROK. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said the building was destroyed at 2:49 p.m. This came hours after the DPRK military warned of plans to refortify disarmed areas along the inter-Korean border.

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June 16, 2020

Graphics: What’s gone wrong for Brazil’s COVID-19 response?

Brazil is facing a COVID-19 crisis with 44,000 dead and more than 888,000 people who have tested positive. The country’s infection rates and daily death tolls make it the world’s second COVID-19 hotspot. Data shows that the true impact of the virus may be even greater due to lack of widespread testing.

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June 13, 2020

Tech solutions for clothing retailers amid COVID-19

Stores across the U.S. are slowly starting to open. But with social distancing that limits the amount of people who can enter. And for clothing retailers, it’s especially difficult when people are hoping to get the right fit. Here are some tech solutions looking to […]

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June 13, 2020

COVID-19: Tourist season delayed in Lake Michigan

The calendar may not ​yet read “summer” – but the weather is warm, and people are eager to get outside. Only problem – COVID-19 still has its grip on the United States. The number of people infected, and dying, continues to climb –but there are […]

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June 13, 2020

Free testing for protesters

Mass protests over police misconduct have sparked concerns that they could be breeding grounds for the coronavirus and potentially trigger new outbreaks.  So some U.S. cities are offering protesters free COVID-19 tests to determine if they’ve become infected.

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June 13, 2020

Racial disparities in accessing capital

According to the Federal Reserve in 2016, the average black American family in the United States had (total median wealth of $17,600) about one-tenth the median wealth of the average white American family ($171,000) . A gap that leaves many black families at a significant economic disadvantage, with […]

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June 12, 2020

Cincinnati small businesses struggle amid the pandemic

In the U.S., discussion and furor over the state of race relations has pushed concern about COVID-19, off the front page. But numbers are spiking in many states, and leading health officials are worried a secondary outbreak. Many store owners in Cincinnati are struggling to […]

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June 12, 2020

Miami beaches and hotels reopen

Miami beaches and hotels just reopened, but several threats remain in the air: the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest and the beginning of hurricane season.  Florida’s main tourist attraction, South Beach, attempts to come back to life under a phased reopening and a new normal. Learn more.

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June 12, 2020

Jefferson Davis statue removed

The death of George Floyd has prompted calls for America to come to terms with its Confederate past and the Civil War over slavery. Many protestors aren’t waiting any longer, toppling monuments to Confederate leaders. The removal of a statue to the President of the […]

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June 11, 2020

Should I worry about catching COVID-19 twice?

What’s the problem?  A crucial unanswered question on the COVID-19 pandemic is whether or not those who have been infected can catch it again?  The fight against COVID-19 could be made far easier if those infected develop an adequate level of immunity, through the development […]

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Families affected by police violence call for more reforms
June 10, 2020

Families affected by police violence call for more reforms

U.S. lawmakers have begun crafting their legislative response to the issue of police brutality. Wednesday, George Floyd’s brother testifies at a congressional hearing on law-enforcement reform. This comes as families that have been affected by police violence are calling for reform across the country. CGTN’s […]

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June 6, 2020

Los Angeles remembers Rodney King riots in 1992

It’s been a tumultuous time over the past week across the United States following the death of an unarmed African American man by a white police officer. Many residents in Los Angeles had flashbacks to the beating of Rodney King by police officers, which was […]

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June 6, 2020

Painted storefront brightens community

Boarded up storefronts have become a common sight across America as businesses endure the devastating effects of novel coronavirus and looters. But one San Francisco group called Paint The Void is using its talents to help brighten the landscape. They find an artist to turn […]

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