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‘Testifying While Black’ in an American Courtroom Can Cost You

Considering that judges and juries make their decisions based on what they hear in court, it’s critical that everyone who testifies is clearly understood. But that’s not always the case with people speaking in a dialect that linguists refer to as African American English [AAE]. According to a recent study published in the journal Language, […]

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Yemen Was Already Facing the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Then Coronavirus Came

SANA’A, Yemen — When Rammah al-Misraa, a nursing student in Sana’a, contracted cholera last year while treating patients, he thought he’d seen his country’s darkest hour. But since then, the 27-year-old has been drafted to join the few hundred doctors and nurses tasked with Yemen’s next crisis — a deadly outbreak of COVID-19. The WHO […]

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There Is No Coronavirus Cure But Plenty of Unproven Remedies Keep Popping Up

Medical trials for President Trump’s favorite coronavirus “prevention” method, hydroxychloroquine, still haven’t turned up many positive results to warrant his enthusiasm. But he’s not the only world leader who’s been promoting an unproven treatment. Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina demonstrated the safety of his country’s new herbal remedy in the most convincing way possible: by taking […]

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Coronavirus Took Away a Huge Milestone for First-Generation Graduates: ‘I Can’t Stop Crying’

The class of 2020 isn’t exactly going out with a bang, which is a bummer for the millions of 2020 graduates. But for first-generation graduates, the cosmic injustice is even harder to swallow. For them, graduation doesn’t just commemorate a personal achievement; it marks a collective milestone for the entire family, which they were supposed […]

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How ICE Is Spreading Coronavirus Across the Country

After Stephane Etienne was ordered deported to Haiti in February, ICE began to repeatedly transfer him from one detention center to another. Over the course of six weeks, he was transferred eight times between five different facilities in three states — even as President Trump and governors all over the country discouraged unnecessary travel. Every […]

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Colombia’s FARC Rebels Agreed to Peace — But They’re Still Being Killed

ICONONZO, Colombia — It’s been almost four years since the Colombian government signed a historic and widely celebrated peace deal with the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia, better known as FARC. The agreement ended 52 years of war and won former president Juan Manuel Santos a Nobel Peace Prize. As part of the deal, the government […]

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Iran’s Chemical Weapons Survivors Struggle With Coronavirus — and U.S. Sanctions

TEHRAN — Volunteers from the Iranian Red Crescent Society crisscross Tehran’s streets, distributing care packages of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to residents to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “In the early days, we didn’t even have three-layer masks in our country,” Red Crescent Society President Dr. Karem Hemmati told VICE News. “We weren’t prepared […]

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Coronavirus Is Forcing Venezuelan Migrants to Return to Their Devastated Country

Life was better in Colombia for some Venezuelan migrants who’d fled their homeland’s devastated economy in recent years and found work as day laborers. But then the pandemic hit and the work dried up when Colombia went on lockdown in late March, leaving some of the migrants homeless, or even desperate enough to return to […]

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Russia Is Quarantining People Exposed to Coronavirus in a Hostel

When Russia’s coronavirus outbreak began to spike in March, the country turned to some familiar tactics: increased testing, border closures, lockdowns, quarantines. In Moscow, around 50 people have been under a police-guarded quarantine at the Mayak hostel for over a month, after one resident tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are mainly low-paid, out-of-town workers. […]

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College Students Across the Country Are Demanding Schools Give Back Their Money

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. With campuses closed and classrooms swapped for Zoom, students whose educations are costing them tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars are filing petitions and dozens of lawsuits, demanding schools give them back their money. “These schools have contractually agreed to provide […]

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Ultra-Orthodox Communities are Fighting Israel’s Coronavirus Lockdown

JERUSALEM — Israel’s ultra-Orthodox communities have become hotspots for COVID-19, and in some neighborhoods, residents continue to ignore social distancing guidelines A number of factors have contributed to the spread of the virus inside these communities including widespread suspicion of the government, adherence to communal prayer and activity, and high population density in these neighborhoods. […]

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‘We’re Scared’: These ‘Essential’ Farmworkers Have Little Protection from Coronavirus

Emmi De La Cruz has been following fruit harvests in the U.S. for 19 years. She’s a seasonal worker from Mexico, currently picking blueberries in Plant City, Florida. She carries with her a letter designating her “essential” in case she’s stopped for violating a stay-at-home order. But like so many of the estimated 2.5 million […]

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