Humanitarian crises

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, marchers participate in the Queer Liberation March in New York. This year's Pride events were supposed to be a blowout as LGBTQ people the world over marked the 50th anniversary of the first parade to celebrate what were then the initial small steps in their ability to live openly, and to advocate for bigger victories. Now, Pride is largely taking a backseat, having been driven to the internet by the coronavirus pandemic and now by calls for racial equality that were renewed by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 25, 2020 - 2:46 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it to the internet and after calls for racial equality sparked by the killing of George Floyd. Activists and organizers are using the intersection of holiday and...
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In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photo, Joey Prestley, a staff canvasser for the Progressive Turnout Project, uses hand sanitizer between stops to talk to voters in the age of the new coronavirus in northwest Denver. The coronavirus pandemic isn't going away anytime soon, but campaigns are still forging ahead with in-person organizing. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 25, 2020 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Across much of America, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t fading away. But political campaigns are still forging ahead with in-person organizing. The pandemic upended elections this year, forcing campaigns to shift their organizing activities almost entirely online and compelling...
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An empty parking lot is seen at a temporarily closed Kohl's department store, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Havertown, Pa. Devastated by the coronavirus, the U.S. economy is sinking. Now, as some businesses in a few states start to trickle back to work, hopes are beginning to arise that the economy, damaged as it is, might be poised to rebound by the second half of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 25, 2020 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 5.0% rate in the first quarter and a vastly worse performance is expected in the current three-month period, when the coronavirus pandemic began to spread across the U.S. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the decline in the gross domestic...
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Daniel Garcia, with McAllen Police Department Honor Guard, attends the Blue Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle on Wednesday, June, 24, 2020 in San Juan, Texas. A Blue Mass is celebrated annually for those employed in the field of public safety, which includes police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and paramedics. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via Ap)
June 25, 2020 - 12:16 pm
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott again halted elective surgeries in Texas’ biggest counties in a bid to free up hospital beds after the number of patients admitted with COVID-19 has more than doubled in two weeks. Texas has emerged as one of the nation’s hotspots, reporting more than 11,000 new...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, May 20, 2020, stranded Ethiopian migrants receive informational materials informing them how to protect themselves against the coronavirus, in Bosaso, Somalia. A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it's hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere hasn't heard of the coronavirus but hundreds of migrants arriving in Somalia are proving some people are still unaware of COVID-19. (International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Somalia via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 9:54 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it’s hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere has not heard of the coronavirus. But scores of migrants arriving in Somalia tell United Nations workers every day that they are unaware of COVID-19. Monitors for the...
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In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photo, a health worker takes a swab sample of a woman for a COVID-19 test in New Delhi, India. Indian authorities said Wednesday that they would carry out a massive survey for targeting the entire population of 29 million in New Delhi and test everyone with symptoms by July 6. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
June 25, 2020 - 4:42 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities are launching a massive coronavirus survey taking down health details from New Delhi's entire population of 29 million, and testing everyone with symptoms by July 6. The new plan was announced Wednesday after the sprawling capital became the worst-hit city by the...
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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 24, 2020 - 11:09 pm
The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: ___ CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says the state will begin mandating the use of face-coverings in public places in an effort to stem a rise in coronavirus cases four weeks after casinos, restaurants and...
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Visitors, some wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, walk along the River Walk in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. Cases of COVID-19 have spiked in Texas and the governor of Texas is encouraging people to wear masks in public and stay home if possible. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 24, 2020 - 10:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across the South and West, with hospital administrators and health experts warning Wednesday that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are letting a...
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A vaccine volunteer gets an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Africa’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial has begun as volunteers received injections developed at the University of Oxford in Britain. The large-scale trial is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko)
June 24, 2020 - 11:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as nervous volunteers received injections, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind. The large-scale trial of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford in...
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Governor Armin Laschet, right, talks next to State Family Minister Joachim Stamp during a session of the state parliament of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. To meet in full session, the seats in the plenary were converted into transparent boxes due to the coronavirus. Topic of the meeting is the COVID-19 outbreak at the meat processor Toennies and the following lockdown in the Guetersloh district. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 24, 2020 - 7:41 am
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The governor of Germany's most populous state faced criticism Wednesday over his handling of a major coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse, as a partial lockdown took effect in part of the western region. North Rhine-Westphalia's state government on Tuesday announced...
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