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How A Virtual Powwow Helped Heal A Spirit Broken During The Pandemic

/Courtesy of Kay Oxendine
| Kay Oxendine of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe in North Carolina, was set to serve as the first woman to emcee of the tribe's annual powwow — until the event was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Spring Snow Forecast For Northeast As Polar Vortex Arrives From Canada


The National Weather Service says a low pressure system in the southern Plains is dragging Arctic air south, likely bringing record low temperatures and snow to the upper Midwest and New England.

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


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.