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Pennsylvania race narrows

In response to Trump's recent tweet and urgency on Wednesday to “Stop the Vote” demonstrators gathered in Philadelphia and marched into the night chanting “Count Every Vote”.

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Arab Americans of Dearborn vote Biden

 To many of them, the last four years of the Trump presidency, was characterized by marginalization of minorities, suppression of freedom of speech, and supremacist ideologies taking control of the state

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Amid national tension and uncertainty, Joe Biden scores big in Michigan.

“After a long night of counting, it is clear that we are winning enough states to reach 270 votes to reach the presidency,” said Biden.

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Three black women, three walks of life, one presidential election

Iyoniah Teague, 19  Iyoniah Teague said the morning of October 26th was one of the most nerve wracking moments of […]

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Voting in Clifton, New Jersey

Like most of the residents of this reliable blue state, Dayi casted her vote for Joe Biden.

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Taking the temperature of voters

In spite of the weather, early voters were determined to get their ballots in.

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Students wait and watch

Some students fear riots and are driven with anxiety, while others distract themselves until results are determined.

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Students strategize on mail-in or in-person voting 

The big decision for many college students is not who they will vote for but how they will cast their ballot

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Following American politics from the other side of the pond

Observing a national election while studying abroad can be a strange experience of both disassociation from the U.S. and an awkward experience of explaining American politics to others.

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Union Square polling site sees lower turnout, but passionate voters

“This is probably the most important election in the history of America.”

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Voting For The Lesser Of Two Evils

It isn’t about choosing the right president for the country, but rather picking the lesser of two evils for him.

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International students may choose other countries to study, if Trump is reelected

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NYU student flies over a thousand miles to vote

She feels personally affected by the rhetoric Trump encourages as a Jewish woman.

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Two coasts, two Biden votes

Though they represent completely opposite coasts, two students, Ahmed Yousif and Claire Cruz, are casting their first-ever votes this election […]

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Young voter from Maryland can’t find meaning in the vote

“I utterly despise both candidates."

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 Bilingual coordinator in Yonkers, N.Y. helps Spanish-speakers vote

Vanderlinde said he noticed that there were a number of voters who felt more comfortable when the instructions were explained to them in Spanish.

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Americans in China Watch and Worry

Undeterred by the time difference, Anna Rubsam is monitoring news websites, keeping updated far away from home in Iowa.

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To some voters in Stuytown, the president is “deplorable”

“I don’t think [Donald Trump] is a very nice human being."

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Soho Trump supporter cast his vote

His entire family voted for Donald Trump, believing that he “deserves a [another] chance.”

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Voting in Lower Manhattan

It was quick and easy.

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New Yorkers on edge as the city prepares for a turbulent election night

On the outskirts of Central Park, the engine of a bright yellow Halal cart hums and a man on a […]

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Denise Scudder says the stakes are high for Black Voters

What’s at stake in this election has kept Denise Scudder up at night. She said the future of her healthcare, […]

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In 2020, Election Day may rhyme with unrest. At least, that’s what officials fear

On the morning of Election Day, the atmosphere was so calm in the city that we could hear jigsaws cutting plywood boards and hammer blows.  

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Brooklyn polling site sees small crowd on Election Day

“It was so easy, I walked right in, voted, and walked right out.”

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Masked, Boarded Up, and Subdued: Election Day in Times Square

A few tourists and costumed characters did mill about, but most were wearing masks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NYU student casts ballot for Biden-Harris campaign 

For voter Annie Park, casting a ballot in person means making sure her vote is counted — and that her […]

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New Yorkers are ready to VOTE

As it started to get dark in NYC, voters became emboldened to show and tell people who they voted for and what groups they stood with.

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West Village streets quiet as voters brace for outcome

“These feel like the last hours of normalcy as prolonged uncertainty approaches.”

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Virginia Prepares for a Turbulent Election

As the 2020 election begins, growing fears of potential violence on and after Election Day have Virginians entering this week […]

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The Message of “Law and Order” Resonates with TriBeCa Mother

On the eve of election night, Diane Mollica took a subway to the Upper West Side, joining a line of […]

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Latino voter chooses Trump

The American people will speak

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Poll worker keeps it moving

Their small team is a diverse one.

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NYU sophomore casts ballot for Biden at dorm polling station

Time is key for the busy dance major, who must balance a full-course load on top of rigorous workouts and her job as an in-store shopper at a Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn.

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Elderly black voter does not take the right for granted

As 77-year-old Carolyn Mason sat in her kitchen filling out a mail-in ballot in October, she did not take for […]

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A reluctant voter makes a choice

With Trump as President, he believes American democracy would be further destroyed and the country would be more divided.  

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Smoke clears over Bay Area as voters take to the polls

Voting in person for the first time actually feels a lot better than voting by mail.

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Fears of violence in the aftermath of Election Day have citizens uneasy

Like many other American citizens, Weaver fears post-election violence from militia groups and other radicalized entities

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First time voters in Long Island worry about election outcome 

Her nerves were somewhat calmed after a smooth voting experience: there was little traffic on her way to the polls and there was no line once she arrived.

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The pandemic can’t stop Generation Z from voting

So many Americans just want to life to return to  normal. 

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Diverse Latino voters are making their presidential choice this election

The size and diversity of the Latino community makes it hard for any candidate to ignore them.

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Trump Tower mail in voter for Biden

“I think Joe Biden will win. God, knock on wood though,”

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For some, early voting means long lines and lots of rain

The unusually long wait time coupled with the rain and rowdy crowd made him wish he had voted by mail.

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Muslim and Arab Americans are ready for Election Day

With the elections looming, Muslim and Arab American voters across the United States are just as caught up in the stress and drama of the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Harlem sees rain showers, fast lines ahead of Election Day

The process proved easy and quick, with the longest wait time clocking in at around 20 minutes.

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Some voters are choosing not to vote

Throughout the United States, some voters have decided not to participate in the Presidential Election for a myriad of reasons.

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Puerto Ricans in Florida become key in the 2020 Presidential election 

Both candidates have been competing to win over the Latino vote in Florida and Puerto Ricans have proven to be a key demographic there, making up 27% of the overall eligible Latino voters in the state.  

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New York voters express their hopes and fears for the 2020 Election

Many feel it’s a do or die situation.

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Philadelphia embraces early voting

Philadelphians are voting in record numbers.

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Race and social justice fuel some black men to vote

For many Black male voters, the upcoming election feels like a life or death issue.

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Stakes are high for young women in the presidential election

The future looks uncertain for young women Democratic voters as election day nears.

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A New Generation of Poll Workers

“We came up with the idea to focus on recruiting high school and college students to become poll workers for the election.”

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North Jersey Democrats Hope to Make Recent Gains Stick

The Blue Wave came crashing.

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NY People: Artist, Joyce Ziyuan Jin

Joyce Ziyuan Jin is an illustration student at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

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The Spirit of Little Haiti

till grappling with rampant gentrification and the coronavirus, many shops have gone out of business, sidewalks are scarcely populated, and the Cultural Complex, the center of Little Haiti’s cultural happenings, remains closed until further notice.

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NY People: A Sewing Story

Amanda Seal loves to sew.

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“Guerilla Flea Market” finds a home in Tompkins Square Park

The young activists were dealing in goods from their own closets, catering to fellow XR Youth NYC members and to visitors of Tompkins Square Park.

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Michigan militia planned to kidnap governor

It is unclear whether or not the individual’s motive was in direct retaliation to Whitmer's executive orders concerning the pandemic but the story is still developing.

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Pence debate response angers many in Jewish community

According to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents in the United States have risen under Trump’s presidency, with a 12% increase from 2018 to 2019. 

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Biden’s back on the campaign trail after testing negative for COVID-19

Biden said that the president’s diagnosis showed the importance of taking the virus more seriously.

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NYC officials tell voters not to worry about recent glitches

Absentee ballots just went out in the mail last week and the problems quickly began.

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Voters sound off on Trump’s positive coronavirus test

One voter fears that the country will  go into chaos if Trump dies. 

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Small business owners hope for future relief

As of September 23, about one-third of the city’s restaurants and more than one-half of its bars have closed.

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NJ voters get ready for mail-in voting

According to NJ Spotlight News, about 4 million ballots are expected to be cast, and nearly all of them are likely to be mailed in or dropped off at secure locations. 

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New findings reveal that the NYPD violated human rights laws during peaceful protest

 This particular police crackdown has become known as one of the most aggressive examples of their interference in Black Lives Matter marches in New York City.

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Michigan voters debate the debate

The first presidential debate last night, marked by a clash of personalities and a heated exchange of verbal blows, consisted […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival held virtually

But the virtual format also discourages some people who don’t like online events

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NYC Restaurant owners worry about maintaining business during winter 

Following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement regarding indoor dining restrictions on restaurants, some restaurant owners and staff plan to march

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New Yorkers peacefully protest the grand jury verdict in the Breonna Taylor case

Despite pressure from the public for months following Taylor's shooting, an EMT shot dead as she slept in her bed during a botched warrant execution, all but one officer is being charged—and not for murder.

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Census flash mob dance on Times Square

Census data determines the allocation of trillions of dollars in federal funding to various programs within communities.

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Verdict on Breonna Taylor’s death sparks public outrage amid pre-existing racial tensions

As the public continues to express outrage and demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the justice system's role has also come under the microscope.

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The pandemic is causing mental health struggles for many Latinos

 Latinx, Black and Asian Americans have been the hardest hit throughout the pandemic.

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LaGuardia AirTrain construction will help unions, but could harm local residents

The construction could interfere with an ongoing environmental remediation and a community redevelopment project to revive Willets Point by building new affordable living.

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Republican Senate majority poised to replace RBG with Trump’s pick

Now some Democratic voters fear what will come next. 

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Politically divided family can agree on one thing, rallies are bad during a pandemic

But they butt heads on just about everything else.

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New Yorkers are vulnerable to mental issues due to pandemic

Racial and demographical disparities also play a significant role in New Yorkers' health issues during the pandemic.

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Healthcare professionals struggle with Trump’s decisions during pandemic

President Trump has not followed CDC guidelines for face-covering, and social-distancing measures by holding large in-person, indoor campaign rallies.

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Californians threatened by wildfire blame climate change

As temperatures slowly climb to hotter degrees, it has escalated the amount of dry shrubbery and organic matter that fuels fires.

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Trump voters unfazed by morality of Trump’s Covid response

On March 19th, Trump admitted to Woodward that he wanted to downplay the risk of the virus because he didn’t want to cause a panic.

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Trump rallies continue, despite the rising Covid-19 death toll

But his supporters feel that, although the virus has struck 7 million Americans,  Trump has done a fine job handling a once in  a lifetime pandemic.

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Latinos weigh in on President Trump’s management of the pandemic

Latinos have been a major target of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Fast track vaccine causes fear

 According to a recent poll by National Public Radio, just 49% of Americans now say they will get vaccinated when one is made available; 44% say they won't.

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It’s business as usual at McSorley’s Old Ale House

The Irish pub has adapted well to the Covid-19 pandemic

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A celebration of Black trans lives

Event attendees gathered in New York City’s Hudson River Park to hear from community activists, watch live performances and drag shows, eat, dance and socialize. 

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Trump defiance to hold indoor rallies amidst COVID-19 sparks polarized responses 

Since the onset of the pandemic, Trump has downplayed the severity of the virus and made contradictory claims against public health officials guidelines.

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NYC Cafes and restaurants try and survive the pandemic

Not every business has been able to stay afloat.

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A typical afternoon at Shade Bar NYC

Due to COVID-19, the business has slowed down at Shade.

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Brutal rape compels women to protest, demand rights

Most women who came out to show their strength in numbers and register dissent felt this was a pivotal point in the sexual politics space.

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West Village staple, Caffe Reggio, remains open for outdoor dining in the wake of coronavirus restrictions 

The neighborhood staple enters a new era as it adapts to coronavirus restrictions and stretches into the street for out-door dining; a sign that the hustle and bustle of Greenwich Village life is far from over.

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Fort Greene’s Dino adds outdoor dining to keep business flowing

Business has been steady since the reopening of the restaurant on June 22 and there have been no layoffs.

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Some Latinos feel the pressure of four more years of Trump

Even with the lack of popularity Trump has in the Latino community, there are still those who are supporting him.

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COVID-19 hampers Fashion Week for photographers

Photographers, hampered by safety orders, minimal programming, and travel restrictions to New York State, largely didn’t go.

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Crown Heights – Franklin Avenue

Episode 1. Crown Heights activists fight for sunlight, fear gentrification despite lack of affordable housing,

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Soho -Elizabeth Street Garden

Episode 2: Treasured green space vs affordable housing for seniors

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Sunset Park-Industry City

Episode 3: Developers believe the rezoning will bring new jobs, while residents fear those new opportunities will attract wealthier households and displace a part of Brooklyn many hold dear.

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Inwood

Episode 4: The Inwood rezoning has faced community scrutiny and legal challenge since it was proposed in 2018, and its future remains uncertain.

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On the heels of revelation that Trump downplayed the covid threat, voters question rallies resuming

The widening schism between Trump supporters and non-Trump supporters is all too apparent in recent times, especially as they relate to his recent rallies.

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Black men, despite political and religious views, feel pain of racism and cling to hope

“Taking care of myself is in itself an act of resistance.”

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Asian Americans struggle to find their place in a Black and white world

When the murder of George Floyd inspired nationwide protests over the summer Asian Americans felt a call to action that overrode cultural norms that discourage complaining and speaking out. 

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Film and theater industries pivot towards diversity

Initiatives like BFRJ and the Academy’s industry access guidelines seek to increase access for marginalized groups and reconstruct the historically white/male system of power at the heart of Hollywood and Broadway, by providing more training and growth opportunities for people of color.

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Memories of stop and frisk, racial profiling and microaggressions drive activists to protest

As a black woman in America she said she is in constant danger of a police encounter that could go wrong.

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Hope in the midst of racism

The disproportionate police brutality rates show that the shards of racial inequality remain firmly rooted in the U.S

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America’s racial reckoning has left black and brown people grappling with painful emotions

“It’s not our problem to fix, because we didn’t create the system."

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Overburdened mothers in Pakistan are relieved as schools reopens

Connectivity issues and frequent power breakdowns have added to the misery.

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Students from different parts of the world struggle as schools reopen during a pandemic

“I think the quality of teaching, and also the class, has significantly dropped down."

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Special needs students face learning obstacles during Covid-19

Pulling students from classes and holding interventions now have to meet CDC safety guidelines, which interfere with the crucial connections teachers need to make with these students. 

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Back to school – COVID-19 style 

With many institutions resuming instruction digitally or with blended learning - both face-to-face and online - many students are questioning whether or not it is worth it to return and pay full tuition prices. 

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The new normal for school life is abnormal in Michigan

As teachers and students prepare to resume school, "normal" seems like a distant memory.

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California School District Parents and Teachers Clash About Return to School

Some staff members have already returned to campus. During this time, a number of staff members have contracted COVID.

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A tribute to the mask pioneers

Wearing a face mask became a stigma  for Asian people in this country, but many continued too wear one to protect their health and the health of their community. 

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Air pollution in China rebounds to pre-COVID level

Other countries are expected to follow suit

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ICE takes aim at international students

ICE is now threatening to deport any international student who will have only online classes next semester.

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Chinese students trapped by new ICE policy

For the tenth consecutive year, China remained the largest source of international students in the US, making up 33.7% of all foreign students in 2019,

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New ICE policy adds more turmoil to the lives of international students

Unless one class is held person, international students will be deported.

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Lawsuits follow ICE policy barring international students who are taking online classes

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, more than half of the universities are planning for in-person teaching for next semester.

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Black Lives Matter painted in front of Trump Towers

Among the painters,  the  de Blasio, his wife, and  Rev. Al Sharpton, a prominent voice in the fight against police brutality and systemic oppression.

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Economists say the US needs a bold, generous fiscal response. Congress is likely to disappoint. 

Over 150 of the nation's top economists penned an open letter calling for “immediate, bold action” to get ahead of the country's coronavirus-induced economic plunge.

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Overseas Singaporeans have pandemic obstacles to voting

Many have to brave the pandemic, travel to a different state, or even country, serve a 28-day quarantine to make their ballot count.

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 Tour ticket vendors miss the hustle and bustle of Times Square

With no tourists in sight, these two ticket vendors have been out of a jobs.

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Criminologists question what it means to “defund the police”

Cutting down community police interactions and replacing them with neighborhood vigilantes is risky. 

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Corporate bankruptcy: ‘A story that’s not going away’

A pullback in consumer spending has hit retail stores hard.

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Beijing reopens as the second wave of coronavirus dies down

People gather in shopping centers, dance in parks, and cram into subways during rush hours.

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Protests continue on Independence Day

Protestors burnt textbooks and demanded history to be rewritten

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Masks or no masks?

The Trump administration's journey.

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Los Angeles activists take to the streets again

They demanded justice for Alex Flores, a 34-year-old Latino who was killed by police last November.

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Staten Island city council candidate canvasses the black community on eve of Independence Day

As he knocked on doors, searching for votes, Richards told African American and African residents that over policing is impacting negatively the community.

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Varsity Flu

The coronavirus pandemic has left high school senior Sonja Gunderson dealing with much more than online classes and a virtual graduation.

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Rail travel in China is popular during the pandemic and filled with safety measures

But the pandemic has altered what train travel looks like.

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Brazilian international student caught in US travel ban.

She has no idea when it will end or when she will get to attend Fordham University in person.

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MTA faces crisis following COVID shutdown

Its operating budget, estimated at $17 billion for 2020, is projected to lose 45% of its funding, primarily due to the loss of ridership in the first half of the year.

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Easter Market goes back to its roots

Detroit's once bustling tourist attraction is now a small farmer's market.

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After NYC passes it’s budget, protestors clash with police

This was after the City Council passed it's budget including the $1 billion protesters were asking authorities to cut from the NYPD budget.

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NYC’s new budget cuts police funding

The budget was announced as demonstrators camped in City Park for the past week.

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China’s Airline Industry Aims to Lure Back Passengers with Unlimited Flight Pass

The campaign, called “Wild Your Weekends,” offers passengers unlimited weekend trips throughout China by the end of 2020 for 3,322 yuan (approximately $473).

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US corporate debt soars during coronavirus outbreak

A total of  724 businesses filed for bankruptcy in May, up 48 % as compared to the same month in 2019, said a report by legal-services firm Epiq Global.

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In Singapore, gay pride goes online

Instead of making a political statement in varying hues of pink, few Singaporeans attended small group gatherings in pink t-shirts.

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The Hair Room reopens

The Jersey City hair salon reopened this week after a three month shutdown.

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A second wave of the coronavirus creates travel woes in Beijing

A second wave of COVID-19 has hit Beijing.

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Despite a few bumps, NYC is social distancing more than not

Pavement Pieces found that the daily social distancing related complaint numbers were lower in the reopening, compared with the period of lockdown.

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Backyard music lessons

As long as the Seattle weather permits she plans to continue this way, leaving a hand sanitizer pump at the student’s piano and wiping down instruments after each lesson.

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Babies amongst the opioid crisis

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the fate of many babies born addicted to opioids.

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Experts say ISIS exploits chaos of global pandemic to rebuild

 Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started in late 2019, ISIS has been using the crisis to gather its fighters in Syria and Iraq and reorganize to become stronger.

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Cutting through COVID

Some barbers make house calls.

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NYC’s city hall is “occupied”

They say they are not leaving until June 30th.

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The daily boom of fireworks startles New Yorkers

 The persisting fireworks have prompted several theories on social media about their origin and purpose.

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Moms lead kids in Black Lives Matter protests

"I felt compelled to create a safe space where the kids felt safe to express themselves and be on the right side of history."

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Sierra Leone activists protests the rape and killing of a 5-year-old U.S. Citizen in Freetown

The death of Kadija has sparked protests across the country’s capital as activists are calling on the government to be clamp down on fighting rape against girls and women.

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Late Support for Black Lives Matter Thrusts Brands into Damage Control

Dozens of companies have taken actions that range from social media posts to new products to more diverse boards.

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Venezuelan government leaves residents stranded in U.S. during pandemic

Venezuela’s airspace is closed to foreign and domestic flights, following direct orders from Maduro’s administration. Since then, they have sent monthly announcements extending the restriction. 

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Vulnerable communities fear eviction as COVID-19 rent morotorium comes to an end

Forty five percent of LatinX and Black tenants reported to have no confidence in being able to pay June's rent.

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Beijing is China’s new epicenter for the coronavirus

The outbreak is believed to have stemmed from Xinfadi, a food market in Fengtai district, Beijing.

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Fathers unite for justice on Father’s Day

A father led protest for racial justice was held in front of Pasadena City Hall.

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On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, marchers say too little has changed

"My father was only five when segregation ended and I'm still here marching for the same stuff that he marched for.

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Sounds and sights from NYC Juneteenth march

Pavement Pieces · NYC Juneteenth march Thousands of demonstrators across New York City marched in honor of Juneteenth yesterday and […]

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Juneteenth protestors march from Brooklyn to Manhattan

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered at Cadman Square park  yesterday, to prepare for a long day of protesting. The protests […]

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Staten Island paints “Black Lives Matter” on Richmond Street

It was the borough’s way of marking the commemoration of Juneteenth yesterday. 

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Clock is ticking for NYC restaurants even as outdoor dining resumes  

Social distancing efforts have devastated New York City’s restaurant industry but the crisis is just beginning.

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New Yorkers march in celebration of Juneteeth and in protest for racial justice

Protestors say they are tired of continuing to have the same fight for their rights and freedom.

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Juneteenth picnic in Jersey City

The city’s Mayor Steve Fulop signed an executive order on Wednesday to make Juneteenth an official city holiday. 

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Brazil’s legacy of racism gets the spotlight in wake of George Floyd’s death

The legacy of racism in Brazil has been brutal.

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Supreme Court saves DACA

President Donald Trump tweeted his disfavor and urged the public to  reelect him.

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What’s next for Seattle’s Autonomous Zone?

Some organizers are worried that the area is turning into a "block party" for curious Seattleites, and losing the momentum of a political movement.

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Protesters march to defund Los Angeles Police Department

The main message of the demonstration was to destroy systematic racism in the U.S and defund the police.

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D.C. black owned business thriving as consumers look to “buy black”

During the month of June there have been more searches for black-owned businesses throughout the country.

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Michigan hair salons are back in business

Stylists are working a staggered schedule and only allow up to 10 people total in the salon at a time to minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

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Seafood markets in China lose business over new COVID-19 scare

 About 1,200 miles away from Beijing, the reopening in Sichuan was promising. But the salmon cutting board news hits the seafood markets and restaurants hard.

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Simmering tensions between Africans and African Americans in Staten Island ease

Over the years, music, sports and intermarriages have played a part in improving the relationship between the two communities. 

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Hong Kong’s national security law imposes the question: to flee or to stay?

A Hong Kong resident speaks on her fears.

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China resorts to street vending to revive its economy

These vendors have now become the last hope of the Chinese government, who fears social unrest caused by the dire unemployment situation.

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The East Village is open! Well, sort of

Now that phase one of reopening has commenced, the vice grip of fear Covid-19 had on the city seems almost a thing of the past, at least for the people on East Ninth Street

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Pepper spray, beatings and arrests was police response to protests

Using police brutality to shut down protests calling for an end to police brutality left kids as young as 15 and women as old as 45 caught in the crossfire.

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My trip home during the pandemic

“I am taken onto an ambulance, without anyone explaining anything to me. I don’t know where it is taking me to.”

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Artists share virtual support for Black Lives Matter protests

Created both by amateurs and professionals, a vast collection of artworks rapidly spread on social media with hashtags such as #blacklivesmatter, #georgefloyd, #icantbreathe, #saytheirnames and #BLM.

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Protestors gather at 6 a.m. to fight for racial justice

Protestors gathered in the West Village at sunrise.

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Inside CHAZ, Seattle’s Autonomous Zone

After two weeks of clashes between police and protestors throughout the city, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said law enforcement officers boarded up and left the East Precinct in "an exercise in trust and deescalation.”

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Popular India Square “won’t be the same again” 

In phase two of reopening, restaurants are allowed to have only outdoor sitting .   None of the restaurants at India Square have outdoor space so they will continue to have to depend on takeouts and deliveries. 

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Press freedom under siege as protests rock the nation

Journalists in the field reporting the protests are more likely to get assaulted or detained  by police.

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Feds will not raise its key interest rate until 2022 and project slow recovery

The Federal Reserve left its interest rates unchanged at zero at its June policymaking meeting and maintained a cautious projection […]

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Despite pandemic, thousands of Syrians protest against government as economy collapses

In Syria, which is in the final stages of a nine year civil war, the coronavirus is creating more pain […]

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Silent protests at McCarren Park

Greenpoint, Brooklyn residents hold nightly vigils in support of racial justice.

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On the frontline of two deadly viruses

Ghanaian biomedical scientist, Seth Agyeman, who worked on the frontline during the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa, is now tackling Covid-19 in Ghana.

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NYC Protests Continue in Manhattan for Justice for George Floyd 

The protest crowd was diverse and brought people together from all different backgrounds and all over the city. 

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Bronx fish market struggles to stay afloat during pandemic

All of the vendors at the nearly two centuries-old market, is currently facing a threat unlike anything he’s seen in his 10  years as a wholesaler.

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Teens march for racial justice

Brooklyn teens lead a march across the Brooklyn Bridge

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Venezuelans leave behind a country in crisis only to encounter a new crisis in New York

 Venezuelans who have migrated to New York in the past two or three years have had to confront two crises in a short time frame.

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China promotes street vendors to reboot the economy

 Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter compared with a year ago.

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For the developmentally disabled, COVID-19 brings new challenges

Lauren Wise is one of 1.3 billion people living with disabilities worldwide.

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Peaceful rallies in Jersey City call for justice for George Floyd

Marchers called for the end of police brutality as they chanted names of Black Americans who have been killed by police.

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Giving food to Staten island vulnerable communities during the lockdown

The neighborhoods are home to largely migrants, African Americans and less privileged communities. 

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George Floyd’s brother leads a memorial service in Brooklyn

“I am proud of the protests, but I am not proud of the destruction,” said Floyd.

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Hong Kongers gather despite COVID-19 ban on Tiananmen vigil

This is the first occasion that the vigil was banned in Hong Kong. 

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Army returns home after completing COVID-19 mission in New York 

Troops from all around the country helped civilian staff at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, and the Lincoln Center in the Bronx for more than six weeks.

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Harlem protest for justice

Protesters in Harlem march in honor of George Floyd.

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In Los Angeles, thousands protest for George Floyd

Los Angeles is one of over 400 hundred cities protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black men who was killed by a police officer.

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Ailana’s life in quarantine

This 2nd grader is being home schooled. She is bored.

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Venezuela has another obstacle: the pandemic

The president imposed a nationwide quarantine on March 17 after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the country.

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Protests continue in honor of George Floyd

After countless deaths at the hands of the police demonstrators are demanding reform and justice.

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City protests ebb and flow from solidarity to a war zone

As day turned to night, peaceful protests turned to looting, a common theme.

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Scenes from a Seattle protest

The city has been protesting for days over the death of George Floyd, an African American man who killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.

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Music industry suspends operations today in solidarity with Floyd

Many companies have vowed to suspend business operations. Their employees will be given time off work to partake in community protests. 

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Fires and looting in Soho as protests continues

Soho was torn apart as police and firefighters struggled to keep up with crowds breaking into high-end stores and setting fires in the streets. 

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China’s two session political gathering sets priority for COVID-19 recovery

Ten years after, facing another global recession, the central authorities saw the pandemic  as “great timing” to develop “the new infrastructure,” which encompasses 5G, ultra-high-voltage power facilities, inter-city transport, new energy vehicle charging stations, big data centers, artificial intelligence and industrial internet.

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24-hour vending machines distribute masks to help Singapore contain the spread of COVID-19

The new reusable masks “are made of at least three layers of material, with a filtration efficiency of at least 95%, even after 30 washes,” according to the government’s website. 

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Getting married during COVID-19

A global pandemic can't stop weddings.

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New York City’s federal courts go remote and the incarcerated suffer

Defense attorneys are finding that these guidelines do not adequately protect the rights of their clients.

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From peaceful protest to chaos

As night fell and tensions rose.

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Police clash with demonstrators at Floyd protest in Flatbush

The protest was largely peaceful on Saturday afternoon in the Flatbush Area. But gradually became rowdy when some demonstrators pelted police officers with stones, bottled water and other objects.

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Australia’s Covid-19 tracing app struggles after launch

COVI9_19 Safe App is on not getting public by in.

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From Harlem to the Lower East Side, protestors march, scream and battle for racial justice

Clashes with police occurred across downtown Manhattan through the night.

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New York City erupts in cry for racial justice

Demonstrations will continue throughout the weekend and into next week.

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Racial divide deepen after days of grief and anger

My only option, though, like many generations of black Americans before me, is to somehow, someway find a morsel of hope to continue.

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COVID-19 fuels fruit packers strike in Washington State

Workers from six different fruit packing plants in Yakima County, WA have gone on strike in the past month.

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Boston springs slowly back to life

Unlike New York, the stranglehold the coronavirus had on the city is noticeably loosening its grip.

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A dictatorship called COVID-19

The city that never sleeps is in deep slumber.

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During pandemic, Rio de Janeiro residents fear police

 According to the National Institute of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro (ISP-RJ), the number of killings by state agents has soared  in the 22 years since the agency started tracking these deaths

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Recovering from drugs during a pandemic

Since the “social distance” order has been put into effect drug recovery programs as well as groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have had to modify treatment all over the country in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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  Covid-19 takes away the communal joy at Eid-al-Fitr celebration

Sunday’s prayers in the Mosque were the first in nearly three months with attendees. 

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South Africa’s lockdown exposes inequalities

Lockdown has brought this lingering inequality to the forefront as South Africans of different economic levels complain about different aspects of their lockdown experiences. 

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Churchgoers find spiritual growth through virtual services 

In a time where social distancing is needed to curb the spread of coronavirus, Lachlan and many other Christian churchgoers must now kindle spiritual community over a computer. 

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“I’m working with COVID patients tonight”

My mom normally treats people addicted to drugs, and since the virus outbreak, she also attends to medical-surgical patients. This was her first day treating coronavirus victims.

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Jewish traditions during a pandemic

Like other traditions, synagogues have been organizing memorials at home to grieve through Zoom. 

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The Bible and Coronavirus

Finding a sense of meaning  has been especially true with the onset of the coronavirus which she believes was predicted in the Bible, especially by the use of the word “pestilence.”

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Doctor uses social media to give advice and hope

On occasion, her videos come with Snapchat characters dancing in the corner, fun text, and filters- all in the name of providing a smile.

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First Sandy, Now COVID: Lower East Side Activists Grapple With Construction for Climate Project

Despite the pandemic and community resistance, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is still on schedule for a 2025 completion date.

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Dating during a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some young couples in their  twenties to change their approach to dating and romance and to find new, creative ways to maintain their relationships.

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The last reponders

"We are the end point of death."

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When the pandemic hits a shelter for abused boys 

Aged five to 10 and all survivors of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, they are no strangers to traumatic experiences.

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Portugal contains the coronavirus despite Spain’s woes

In other words, Portugal responded to the coronavirus before the situation got out of control.

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Warm weather brings crowds to Prospect Park

Prospect Park, the second largest park in Brooklyn which surrounds  five neighborhoods, has become a popular gathering spot for many.

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New York coronavirus numbers continue to fall

There are 521 new cases of coronavirus reported on Saturday and 207 deaths, said Cuomo. Today, the same amount of deaths are seen since the number of deaths began to go up on March 27.

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Living through the pandemic while a loved one is behind bars

Isabel Castro last saw her husband in late February.  Before the pandemic, she visited Antonio Ramos Cruz every week at […]

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Pandemic ends all high school senior year traditions

The seniors of Bayfront Charter High School are mourning all the memories lost.

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Coronavirus might have caused the death of many children who were misdiagnosed 

Early recognition by pediatricians, referral to a specialist and critical care is essential.

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Farmers destroy staggering amounts of food even as food lines grow

Restaurants, hotels and schools were some of their biggest customers, and with their closing, there were no quick pivots to process massive amounts of food into smaller, consumer-ready packaging.

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Coronavirus pandemic threatens border towns in Mexico

The spread of coronavirus has impacted the entire world. In Mexico, where Northern cities border the United States, difficulties are amplified as the region tackles the well-being of both countries during the pandemic.

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Pence’s press secretary tests positive for Covid-19

It is the second time the White House has announced a Pence staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. The first tested positive in March.

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During pandemic NYC tenants in limbo

With many tenants out of work and rent strike movements growing, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find any kind of historical precedent for the current crisis.

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Llamas could be coronavirus heroes

Llamas create antibodies that could be useful in the fight against COVID-19.

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Lawmakers, Legal Experts Clash Over Much Needed Business Interruption Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses

“I don’t see how a virus that shuts your business down is any different than a flood or hurricane.”

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Rent relief in NY, JetBlue’s flyover and Trump’s valet tests positive for coronavirus in today’s news

So far, New York has reported over 332,900 Covid-19 cases and more than 26,200 deaths.

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Coronavirus tears through the Navajo Nation 

It has the third-highest infection rate in the United States behind New York and New Jersey, and a per capita infection rate 10 times higher than Arizona. 

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In Singapore, spaces close, but restaurants open

Life is not the same for essential workers, who aren’t given a real choice between eschewing health risks and maintaining a livelihood.

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Press secretary calls Fauci testifying before congress “publicity stunt”

"We don't have time in the middle of a pandemic for publicity stunts," said McEnany.

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Harry Potter and the Magical Malady of the Movies

I’m part of “generation HP,” the era of kids who grew up watching the movies as their first introduction to the franchise rather than reading the books.

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Trump speaks to human loss, Cuomo lashes out at President’s comments

The president said that that people are dying in other ways, from drug abuse to suicide.

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PPE in the city

However, as more people are using the masks and disposable gloves to protect themselves from the virus, the more these single use items are littering the streets.

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Boring Politics is Good Politics – Especially in a Pandemic

Oh, how I long for leadership that is dull.

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Stuck: Life under quarantine in Rio de Janeiro

I feel stuck, but I want to feel free again.

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New York’s Emptiness

The city that never sleeps is dormant.

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What Temporary Means: Portraits of family at home

These pictures explore and exist in this limbo of time––joyful and memorable, but occasionally lonely and grim.

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Stockholm Stays Open

This is Stockholm during COVID-19.

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NYC now producing its own coronavirus test kits

De Blasio said that the first batch of 30,000 tests are expected to be delivered by Friday, May 8th

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Miss you, mom: Spending Ramadan together through a screen

A few days ago she told me “I was feeling sad when I thought about Ramadan but my fasts have been so easy and pleasant because of you”. Hearing her say that made my day.

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Life in front of a screen

Unceasingly, and even more than before the virus, the bright blue lights of our cell phones, computers and televisions have been there, sharing everything we do.

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Coronavirus and the Shincheonji

The outbreak of coronavirus cases in South Korea centered around the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the city of Daegu.

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It’s The Little Things

 Finding Joy During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Biden denies sexual assault allegations

“They aren’t true,” said Biden in a statement issued on Friday. “This never happened.”

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Days In, Days Out: A doctor’s life during Covid-19

This is one doctor’s life during Covid-19: the atmosphere at the hospital and moments at home that bring us closer together.

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Contactless: Food Delivery amid COVID-19

This is a look into my unhealthy quarantine diet.

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Hasidic South Williamsburg Resists the New Reality

A View of an Insulated Neighborhood During COVID-19

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Solace in Suburbia

Enjoying the hidden backyard sanctuaries around our house and going on my daily walks through our typically suburban neighborhood helped me keep my sanity and find solace.

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Puerto Rico rocked by 5.4 magnitude earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at 7:13 a.m. local time at a depth of nine kilometers near the coast of Pueñuelas and Ponce, a region still recovering from previous quakes that destroyed hundreds of homes. 

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Texas Reopens

Restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters and malls are back to business in Texas.

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New York schools shut for the rest of school year

The decision on summer school programming will not be made until the end of May.

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Remdesivir offers hope in the battle against COVID-19

Remdesivir seems to help patients recover quicker from COVID-19

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Puerto Rico plans to reopen parts of the economy

But the U.S. territory, as of last week, had the lowest coronavirus testing rate in the country, performing an average of 15 tests a day for every 100,000 people.

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San Francisco based doctor comes back home to NYC to help

Dr. Tomas Diaz traveled to New York City to join the fight against COVID-19 at NY Presbyterian Hospital.

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News from New York, New Jersey and California in today’s coronavirus roundup

‘New York State on Pause’ will likely continue after May 15, in some areas of the state.

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A Central American Poet Explores Identity, Race, and Rhythm… Via Zoom

Since González’s readings rely heavily on body language as well as spoken words, Zoom’s tiny squares of visibility present a challenge.

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Tavern dishes out food, beer and thanks to truckers

Truck drivers — essential workers that have continued to deliver goods during the coronavirus pandemic — have pulled into this lot in Centerville, Ohio since late March to grab anything from burgers to pulled pork cooked by Mackenzie Manley, owner of Mack’s.

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A glimmer of hope for treatment drug, Florida set to reopen and DeBlasio loses his cool in today’s news

 Patients who have taken remdesivr, have shown improvement in their condition over a quicker period of time.

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Advocacy groups aim to stop Trump’s immigration ban

In a public statement, the plaintiffs have described Trump’s most recent executive order as “another unlawful attempt to upend the family-based immigration system that is fundamental to our society and shared prosperity.”

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Military stunt pilots, Trump urges governors to reopen schools and Cuomo’s 12 step plan in today’s news roundup

 According to the Washington Post, each team costs at least $60,000 per hour to have in the air with $20,000 of that just to fly the F-16 used by the squadrons. 

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Blue Angels and Thunderbirds salute essential workers

The mission was given the name “Operation America Strong” and is happening across the United States. 

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Virtual Education May Just Be a Non-English Speaking Parent’s Worst Nightmare

One of the biggest issues for teachers in minority-rich and low-income schools is how do they get participation and involvement from non-English speaking families?

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Trump is back at the podium

“We want to get our country open,” Trump said

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COVID-19 challenges mental health

As people continue to physically isolate themselves to slow COVID-19’s spread, their mental health may come under greater risk.

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Prepping in the time of coronavirus

One of Charles’ YouTube videos about the start of quarantine, posted on a Monday morning in March, begins with drone footage of a burning building and people with gas canisters waiting in line for fuel.

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Apocalypse Now

Being confined in a tiny New York apartment, where the walls are so low there isn’t enough space to crawl up them, and realizing that butt-shaped indent on your sofa is never going away, can drive anyone stir-crazy in a snap.

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Trump cuts press conference short

Neither President Trump nor Vice-President Pence accepted any questions from reporters.

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An undocumented family navigates the pandemic

Undocumented workers are not counted in the millions of people who lost their jobs and mixed status families are suffering in silence.

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Paterson, New Jersey parents struggle to overcome education disparity during pandemic

The lack of virtual learning is only one of the hardships that low-income families face at this time. Students’ parents are getting let go from their jobs.

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Soho on pause

This is a look inside Soho during the shutdown.

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Trump disagrees with Fauci over country’s testing capacity

Trump said that he thinks the U.S. has done “a great job” testing for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, and claimed that the nation is more advanced than other counties. 

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Surviving the coronavirus

Rheamie Crenshaw tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Trump disagrees with Georgia Governor’s decision to reopen business

Kemp is allowing nonessential business such as spas, tattoo shops, hair salons, movie theaters and bowling alleys to reopen this week so long as they follow physical distancing orders.

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Losing a loved one to the coronavirus

What pains her the most is the thought of her aunt dying alone, away from family and surrounded by strangers. 

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Immigration, a White House visit, states reopen, testing, and the economy are the COVID-19 news of the day

With immigration being the strawman of the Trump presidency, the abrupt announcement comes as his administration faces growing criticism over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Reporting during a pandemic

“When a crisis of this magnitude occurs, the journalist always has to run to the site of the crisis,” said Tarazona, who spoke in Spanish.

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Zombie genre feels real during pandemic

A live action scene plays out at the start of a new game, made up of reports about a mysterious outbreak, failures to contain the disease, riots erupting, and an oversized body bag covered in caution tape being loaded into a helicopter.

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Making masks to protect others

Many Americans are joining the mask making trend producing thousands off masks.

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Stuck in “Groundhog Day?” Embrace it.

The “nothing matters” vibe might be hovering over us most days; who cares if I’m not wearing pants or if I give myself a bad haircut?

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Wuhan reopens

Wuhan, the city in China where the coronavirus first emerged, has reopened after more than a 10 week lockdown.

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There’s still ‘Some Good News’ during pandemic

It’s hard to escape the reality of the coronavirus outbreak these days, but John Krasinski is here to give us […]

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New York’s numbers are decreasing, but “happy days are not here yet”

New York continues to be the hardest-hit state, followed by New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Michigan, which are also believed to have passed their peak of infections.

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Puerto Rican psychologists use telemedicine amid lockdown

Puerto Rico’s Legislature passed on Monday a joint resolution authorizing psychologists to use telemedicine to consult patients.

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Trump attacks governors again in the midst of the pandemic

President Donald Trump continued his feud with the governors today. It began with tweets stoking the flames of protest against […]

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A trip to the supermarket

This is a look inside Food Town in Prospect Park, Brooklyn during the pandemic.

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Pandemic closes dog parks

Social distancing is for the dogs.

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Mexico’s COVID-19 numbers are about to blow up

During this phase, the spread of the virus is expected to be extensive and the number of infections will rise steeply every day, making the chain of infection increasingly difficult to control both medically and socially.

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Trump’s plan to reopen America is announced

“Healthy Americans will now be able to return to work as conditions on the ground allow instead of a blanket shut down,” said Trump. 

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New York City’s budget becomes the latest victim of the pandemic

De Blasio said  that New York City is predicted to lose $7.4. billion in tax revenue in the next fiscal year, due to the pandemic.

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Music majors make music during quarantine

From finding out which computer angle picks up the best sounds of his drums to reworking an otherwise rigid practice schedule, Juilliard for Borden has never looked so different.

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New York residents required to wear masks in public

Disobeying  this rule will not subject anyone to civil penalties, at least for the time being.

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Trump will announce state guidelines for reopening the country on Thursday

He said some states would be opening sooner than others, hopefully some as early as May 1st.

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The rise of the online workout

Gyms have gone online and those already on line are soaring during the pandemic.

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Cheers in New York City

Every evening at 7  p.m New Yorkers have been coming out to their windows to cheer for health care professionals, similar to movements like this all over the world.

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Trump stops WHO funding

President Donald Trump announced today that he would halt all funding to the World Health Organization.  “I’m instructing my administration […]

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Black Americans are Dying at Disproportionately High Rates in the Coronavirus Outbreak

Blacks are dying at rates of up to 3,4, 5 or 6 times that of other races.

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Coronavirus flipped my world upside down

I wasn’t going to lose anything else to this deadly virus. I chose to fight for us.

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COVID- 19 found in Navy hospital ship sent to help victims

After a long night shift and a measly four hours of sleep, Hospital Corpsman Smith was woken up Wednesday by […]

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Easter

This is Easter Sunday in New York City during COVID-19.

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Anjelika Lazcano cares for the eldery during a pandemic

The shifts are long and hard.

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Spain struggles to adapt to the new normal of life during a pandemic

Spain waits for the quarantine to end.

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Mental health issues can soar in social isolation caused by pandemic

But even with online resources, mental health issues are proven to be exacerbated by social isolation.

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Coronavirus testing still lags

Despite having the most cases in the world, not enough tests are available.

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Checking in on Grandma During Lockdown

My grandmother Laura del Moral, 68, talks about how her daily routine has changed under Puerto Rico's month-long coronavirus lockdown, scheduled to end on Sunday

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Bernie drops out

The presidental campaign of Bernie Sanders has come to an end.

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Traveling to Australia during a pandemic

Jonathan Donald tells his story of traveling from New York to his native Australia during the pandemic.

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Emilija Corneva is a nurse battling the coronavirus

"I am ready to get sick."

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Trump continues to blame WHO for pandemic

But  Trump continued to dismiss the virus’s seriousness as late as February 27th.

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Trump threatens to withhold U.S. funding for WHO

Trump appeared particularly upset with WHO’s opposition with his decision to restrict travel from China because of the  coronavirus back in Jan. 31, saying “they were wrong.”

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The heart of Harlem struggles with social distancing

Most businesses are closed, reducing foot traffic. But essential businesses that remain open like the grocery stores and banks have created unavoidable crowds, putting people within close proximity of one another.

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New York May Have Reached its Apex in the Coronavirus Outbreak

“Hospitalizations are down, the ICU admissions are down, and daily intubations are down.”

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Puerto Ricans crowd supermarkets as government ramps us restrictions

The governer ordered businesses to bar anyone not wearing some sort of face mask from entering until further notice, and said scarves wrapped around the face would be admitted.

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Nurses pushed to the brink

With a staffing shortages, all nurses, no matter their speciality, are front line fighters in the pandemic.

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Living with an anxiety disorder during a pandemic

Will someone I love be contaminated? 

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New York’s coronavirus apex coming in just days

With a shortage of ventilators, medical staff and hospitals filled to capacity, the state is heading into the heart of the battle.

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Unemployment claims skyrocket

A record breaking number of Americans filed for unemployment last week.

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Puerto Rico quarantines hundreds of cops amid coronavirus lockdown

Officers lack protective equipment like gloves and masks to protect them from  the coronavirus. 

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#CardiForPresident

If anyone can take us through the Coronavirus, it just might be Cardi B. Try not to let that scare you.

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Coronavirus: An International Perspective

A personal look at the worldwide toll of the pandemic

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It’s Too Soon to Say Vietnam is Winning the War on Coronavirus

Early action has proven to be effective in containing the virus as of now, but does this mean Vietnam is out of the woods?

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USNS Comfort providing little comfort

⁣The ship was set to treat non-corona virus-related medical patients upon arrival, but 49 other restrictions on treatable aliments aboard the ship, as outlined by the United States Navy, is limiting who can get care. ⁣

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The tree of solace

If I go out the back though, where the tree is, if I go out the back door and look up, I am safe. No virus can get me there.

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White House will offer new guidelines advising Americans to wear masks

Meanwhile the coronavirus continues to wreck havoc.  In just two weeks 10 million Amerians have lost their jobs.

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Millenials (Not) Gone Wild: Despite reports, many millenials are being responsible

“If I die, I die.” Three weeks ago, whether it was in preparation for a spring break trip, or planning […]

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Puerto Rico hospitals that turned away patients with Covid-19 symptoms will face penalties

Puerto Rico has reported 286 cases of the coronavirus and 11 deaths as of Wednesday. 

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Say Yes to the Pudding – Especially During Quarantine

Let’s be thankful for what our bodies give us, no matter the size, shape, or numeric relationship with gravity.

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East Village life slows to a crawl

This is the East Village during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trump opposes a national stay-at-home order

When asked why the federal government hasn’t declared a national shelter-in-place order, Trump emphasized flexibility.

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I Can’t Be Productive Right Now and That Is Okay

And, well, a global pandemic is not exactly a mood-lifter.

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From Wuhan to New York City: A coronavirus story

 The flight arrived on Christmas Island late at night, and the evacuees were shuffled into large white vans, which took them to their accommodation, the detention center.

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Death toll in the US could be at least 100,000

The numbers represent a best case scenario, assuming full mitigations practices are put in place.

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Central Park’s East Meadow transforms into field hospital

This is a look inside the field hospital.

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International students go home

International students contributed nearly $41 billion to the country’s economy and supported 458,290 jobs during the 2018-2019 academic year. International students spend more than $5.3 billion a year statewide.

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USNS Comfort arrives in New York City

The medical ship will help relieve New York treatment facilities overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak.  

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Cuomo wants health care professionals from outside the state to help New York

Cuomo pleaded for a national response to help with New York State’s coronavirus crisis by undertaking a balancing strategy within the healthcare system.

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Philadelphia photographer captures family life during the coronavirus pandemic

Everyone is adapting to new times. And this project marks a pivotal moment in the artist’s own life and career.

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Trump is looking at enforceable quarantine to slow coronavirus spread

Cuomo said he doesn't like the sound of enforceable quarantine and doesn't know what it really means

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Trump rises in poll as coronavirus spreads

Trump has his highest poll numbers of his presidency.

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Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The largest economic stimulus package in modern U.S. history includes direct payments of $1,200 to many individual Americans, including those who earn up to $75,000, and an additional $500 per child.

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Stimulus package, ventilators, EPA and a war of words with the governors in today’s news

It was a day full of firsts.

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Going Home

It’s funny how a global pandemic forces you to rethink a lot of questions, including where home is.

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Racism towards Asian Americans escalates during pandemic

Donald Trump has called the coronavirus the "Chinese virus"

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The vanishing subway

Few riders remain, and the ones that do wear masks and latex gloves in an attempt to protect against contracting the virus.

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Tourism fades in New York City

With the closing of museums, Broadway theaters and restaurants, the coronavirus pandemic has slammed NYC’s tourism into a plunge.

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New York City: Ghost Town

Social Distancing in New York City.