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

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| 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.

What Hamburg's Missteps In 1892 Cholera Outbreak Can Teach Us About COVID-19 Response


Lesson No. 1: Have "proper precautions in place," says historian Richard Evans. And don't "try to hush it up." Thousands died in Hamburg after the government failed to acknowledge a cholera outbreak.

Wildland Fire Camps Need Dramatic Change Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


As the wildfire season is beginning, some wild land firefighters are worried their safety could be at risk since the government has been slow to adopt new COVID-19 protocols.

Illinois Announces Phased Reopening And Its Largest Daily COVID-19 Death Toll


The state is essentially in Phase 2, with a plan to slowly reopen in certain regions of the state that meet criteria set by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Lawsuit Alleges CARES Act Excludes U.S. Citizen Children Of Undocumented Immigrants


Advocates say denying these children benefits provided in the federal stimulus coronavirus package is akin to them being "treated as second-class citizens."

Florida Boosts COVID-19 Testing, Sending New-Case Rate To A Record Low


The governor celebrated the good news, which came after Florida reported two notable rises in the day-to-day number of new cases. The state is in the first phase of its reopening.

Family Charged In Security Guard's Death After Mask Dispute


The security guard, 43-year-old Calvin Munerlyn, was shot shortly after telling the woman that her daughter could not enter the store because she wasn't wearing a mask.