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First Death Of Detainee In An ICE Detention Center From COVID-19

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| Carlos Escobar-Mejia, 57, had been in ICE custody since Jan. 10, when he was stopped in a car by the Border Patrol in Chula Vista, Calif. Before then, he had been living in the U.S. for 40 years.

Former Georgia Police Officer And His Son Arrested In The Death Of Ahmaud Arbery


Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, have been charged with murder and aggravated assault and are being held at the Glynn County Jail.

U.N. Humanitarian Aid Request Due To COVID-19 More Than Triples


"Unless we take action now, we should be prepared for a significant rise in conflict, hunger and poverty," the U.N. humanitarian chief says. In total, the aid would reach 63 countries.

Germany's Bundesliga To Resume Season May 16, But Fans Will Have To Watch On TV


"The league wants to continue because it still has a potential revenue stream. But to do so when we still know so little about this virus is wrong," says German sports journalist Tim Jürgens.

Trump Vetoes Bill To Limit Military Powers Against Iran, Calling It 'Very Insulting'


As promised, President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have limited his ability to take military action against Iran without congressional approval.

As India Reopens Liquor Stores, Customers Line Up — But Overcrowding Forces Closures


When liquor stores reopened Monday for the first time in six weeks, crowds lined up, posing infection risks. Some states then reversed the decision to reopen or levied higher taxes to deter crowds.

'Textbook' Discrimination: Human Rights Report Accuses China Of Mistreating Africans


Human Rights Watch says that while many Africans have been forced to quarantine, some have also been forcibly evicted and denied entry into stores and public transportation.

The Risk Of Coronavirus In Afghanistan's Prisons Is Complicating Peace Efforts


The Taliban accuse the government of spreading COVID-19 in prisons and warn of revenge if their prisoners are harmed. With prisoners on both sides at risk, peace efforts have become more complicated.

Officials Investigating Multiple COVID-19 Deaths At Massachusetts Soldiers' Home


Multiple investigations are underway at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass., where at least 71 veterans have died from COVID-19, and another 80 veterans and 81 employees have tested positive.