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‘People can’t ignore it anymore’: Across the country, minorities hit hardest by pandemic

*/ ]]> The story of Covid’s trajectory isn’t blue to red. It’s Black and brown. As the virus has shifted from coastal big cities to conservative states, political pundits and analysts have declared that “Trump country” [...]

Kenya: 3 people killed in clash with police over face masks

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A witness says three people were killed in a small town in Kenya’s Rift Valley during a confrontation between police and residents over the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Police [...]

Coronavirus more likely infected people through natural channels, says Mark Kortepeter

While speculation over the starting point of COVID-19 is rampant, it is more likely to have infected humans through natural channels than from a “hot zone” lab located in Wuhan, China, according to a former top figure in the United [...]

Dear white people: Being an ally isn’t always what you think

NEW YORK (AP) – In one video clip, a black man kneels in front of a line of police, then one by one young white men move in as shields, human barriers between him and the law. In another, a black woman yells at two white women spray-painting [...]

‘They had a huge opportunity’: People of color on Trump’s team reckon with a backlash

*/ ]]> It’s another Charlottesville moment for some aides inside the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s handling of the nationwide anti-racism protests and the response to George Floyd’s killing is prompting a private [...]

Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

As world leaders grapple with when and how to safely reopen their countries, many are also facing a political problem: how to maintain support as they oversee tanking economies, stifling restrictions and staggering death tolls. Unable [...]

Inside the Beltway: Republican National Convention organizers expect 50,000 people, in person

While many political forces are dithering over social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Republican Party is full speed ahead on the 2020 Republican National Convention, set for late August in Charlotte, North Carolina. The attendance [...]

Coronavirus in Wuhan: Inside China’s Plan to Test 11 Million People

Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, has announced an ambitious plan to test all of its 11 million residents for the virus in the coming days, a campaign that will be closely watched by governments elsewhere. The [...]

Jakarta’s Trash Mountain: ‘When People Are Desperate for Jobs, They Come Here’

BEKASI, Indonesia — Even in the pouring rain, in the middle of the night, they are out scavenging, wearing headlamps to scan a mountain of rotting garbage more than 15 stories high. The trash pickers, some trudging up the heap [...]

Trump’s new coronavirus argument: 2 million people are being saved

*/ ]]> Don’t focus on the 200,000 people the coronavirus might kill in the U.S., think about the 2 million people President Donald Trump is saving. Even as Trump adopts a somber, get-ready-for-the-worst tone, he still has sought [...]