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Covid-19 laid bare a ‘crisis of discrimination’ in healthcare, Biden’s Covid-19 equity task force chair says

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The nation's social inequities are clear in hospitals and health care facilities and the United States must not remain complacent of it, the chair of President-elect Joe Biden's Covid-19 equity task force says. "Hea...

Trucks pile up in England as UK and France hold crisis talks to reopen border

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Dover, England Britain was cut off from Europe for a second day Tuesday. More than 1,500 trucks remained stranded in southeastern England after France closed the border over fears of a potentially more contagious cor...

Beyoncé to donate $500,000 to people impacted by the eviction crisis

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Beyoncé will offer $ 5,000 grants to help people facing foreclosures or evictions due to the housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. People can apply for the grants beginning January 7, 2021, the singer ...

South Africa records ‘grim’ Covid milestone as humanitarian crisis unfolds at border with Zimbabwe

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South Africa has reported a "grim milestone" with 844 deaths and 20000 new Covid cases reported in 24 hours on Wednesday, sparking fears of stricter lockdown measures as the country battles with an influx of immigra...

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others will be indicted in the Flint water crisis, reports say

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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is about to be indicted on criminal charges by a special counsel for his role in the Flint water crisis, news outlets including CNN affiliate WXYZ report. Snyder and several other o...

Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis

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President-elect Joe Biden has spoken volumes inside the US Capitol over more than four decades, but the weight of those words does not approach the magnitude of the message he will deliver on its steps during his in...

Brazilian officials were warned six days in advance of a looming oxygen crisis in Manaus

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Local and federal officials in Brazil were warned of looming oxygen shortages nearly a week before crisis struck in the city of Manaus, the country's Solicitor General has revealed. In a country already hard-hit by ...

Biden aims to tackle another American crisis: Race

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If there was any doubt about the urgency of President Joe Biden's mission to tackle racial inequality, it was erased in the searing moment an insurrectionist rioter brazenly paraded the Confederate flag through the ...

Britain is under lockdown. But one year into the Covid crisis, many are unable to keep to the rules

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London Anna says she did not want to break the UK's Covid-19 lockdown rules. The 37-year-old has worked through the pandemic. Anna says she cleans an office building in London which is open but nearly empty, as most ...

Ted Cruz has repeatedly slammed politicians for vacationing during crisis

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico as a winter disaster ravages his home state, has repeatedly criticized politicians who vacationed or took part in leisure activities during times o...

Texas GOP congressman knocks Cruz for Cancun trip and says when a crisis hits, ‘I’m not going to go on some vacation’

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Texas GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Sunday delivered a pointed rebuke of Sen. Ted Cruz following his much-criticized trip to Cancun, Mexico, as a winter disaster rocked Texas last week. "Look, when a crisis hits my st...

The workers who could get us through this crisis

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a Democrat from New York. Sheila Davis, DNP, is the CEO of Partners In Health, an organization that works to provide high-quality health care to impoverished communities globally. The opini...

India’s groundwater crisis threatens food security for hundreds of millions, study says

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Hundreds of millions of people in India face a serious threat to their livelihoods and food security due to overexploitation of vital water supplies, according to the authors of a new study. India is one of the worl...

John Oates revives music festival to help fight pandemic-related hunger crisis

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates and his wife Aimee are reviving Oates Song Fest 7908 to fundraise for Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. The economic fallout of the Covid-19 pan...

Brazil plunges into crisis as a second wave and deadly new variant overwhelm hospitals

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A second wave of Covid-19 is ripping through Brazil, pushing hospitals and ICUs toward collapse and claiming record numbers of daily deaths. While a new variant of the coronavirus spreads throughout the country, man...

What the immigration ‘crisis’ debate is missing

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All of the attention in Washington on President Joe Biden's first 51 days has been on his Covid-19 stimulus bill, which he signed into law on Thursday. But even as Biden scores a major victory with the passage of $...