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Donald Trump differs with health officials over wearing masks during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON — The gulf between President Donald Trump and public health officials over wearing face masks keeps widening, undercutting medical experts who say consistent face covering is one of the best tools — short of a vaccine — to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Trump has gone back and forth on protective masks in […]

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‘Two steps backward.’ With jobless pay but still no job, financial stress takes a toll.

Marcos Quintana, 29, was laid off in December from his job as a seasonal custodian at a school in Bakersfield, Calif. He expected to find new work quickly, but the pandemic hit, and many custodial jobs dried up. He started receiving $200 a week in state unemployment benefits, as well as a $600 boost from […]

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French police clash with anti-racism activists

French police have clashed with activists protesting in Paris against racism and alleged police brutality. Police used tear gas against stone-throwing protesters who tried to hold a march that was banned. The rally is part is a worldwide movement inspired by America’s Black Lives Matter protests. It was organised under the banner “Justice for Adama”, […]

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Three women with unborn babies among 11 mothers killed in attack on Kabul maternity hospital

Three women in the delivery room with their unborn babies were among 11 mothers killed in an attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul last week, a charity has said. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has accused gunmen of intentionally targeting mothers in the assault on 12 May that also left two young boys and a […]