Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best speaks at a prayer vigil for racial justice at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Sunday,…
Cuts were supported by demonstrators who have marched in the city following death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:25
People take part in a march during the National Day of Resistance to schools re-opening amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City, Aug. 3, 2020.
Colleges and universities issue strict COVID rules
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:39
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, arrives with his wife Susan Pompeo, right, at the airport in Prague, Czech Republic,…
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland
Nike Ching
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:36
(FILES) In this file photo US Customs officers speaks with people in a car beside a sign saying that the US border is closed at…
Reuters reported in May that US officials worried that dual US-Mexico citizens might flee to the US if the coronavirus outbreak in Mexico worsened, putting more stress on US hospitals
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 21:26
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. …
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland
Nike Ching
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 19:14
A tree fell across vehicles at a home in West Des Moines, Iowa, after a severe thunderstorm moved across Iowa on Monday Aug. 10…
The storm lasted several hours as it tore across eastern Nebraska, Iowa and parts of Wisconsin, had the wind speed of a major hurricane, and likely caused more widespread damage than a normal tornado
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 18:19
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown…
Uber and Lyft were accused of violating a new state law requiring companies to classify workers as employees if they controlled how workers did their jobs, or the work was part of their normal business
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 18:04
Kemi Lawani, who owns Bonitas Extensions and Braids, reopened her salon for hair styling last week, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The salon had been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd protests. (Photo courtesy of Kemi Lawani)
Return also delayed by protests in late May after the death of George Floyd in police custody
Doug Stone
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 17:25
Baltimore City Fire Department carries a person out from the debris after an explosion in Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 10, 2020.
About 200 responders from three fire departments were at the scene of explosion, tweeted Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734, which described explosion and fire as 'a major 3-alarm incident'
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:05
Ruhel Islam, owner of Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, which was torched by rioters following George Floyd's death while in police custody, remembers artwork painted on his restaurant that depicts his journey from a small village in Bangladesh to Minnesota and then opening Gandhi Mahal. (K. Khan/VOA)
Owner of property burned in George Floyd unrest hopes to revitalize his neighborhood as he rebuilds
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:44
FILE - Antonio Banderas arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020.  Banderas says he’s tested positive for COVID-19…
The Spanish actor said he would spend his time in isolation reading, writing and "making plans to begin to give meaning to my 60th year to which I arrive full of enthusiasm"
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:25
Pediatric Clinic Prepares Young Coronavirus Patients
While the possibility of children returning to schools in person is being debated over coronavirus infection concerns, parents are beginning to overcome their worries enough to take their children to pediatricians for routine evaluations and vaccines. Celia Mendoza visited a pediatric clinic in Paterson, New Jersey where VOA gained unique access to the safety protocols to contain the spread of the virus Camera: Celia Mendoza   Produced by: Celia Mendoza
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Tue, 08/11/2020 - 07:24
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) and campaign CEO Steve Bannon (R) listen to National Park Service…
Both president and challenger Biden are shunning traditional convention speeches because of pandemic
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:23
Maryland governor Larry Hogan and first lady Yumi Hogan are seen on Lunar New Year's day. (Courtesy - Executive Office of the Governor)
Asians living in Maryland have donated more than 560,000 PPE items to the state government; the inspiration behind the drive was Yumi Hogan, the first lady of the state
Eunjung Cho
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:20
President Donald Trump listens as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press…
Treasury chief Mnuchin: 'We’re prepared to put more money on the table’ 
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:54