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US leads in confirmed coronavirus cases; Germany's low mortality rate; How families around the world talk coronavirus with kids

The US now has the world's highest number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases — 86,000 — as global totals near 550,000. And as the US retreats to deal with its own crisis, rivals are filling the US gap in leadership in the world. As lawmakers prepare to implement a $2 trillion rescue package, businesses on the US-Mexico border are already feeling the strain of restrictions. And how do you explain coronavirus and lockdowns to your kids? Hear how children around the world are processing the pandemic.

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US could be next epicenter, WHO says; ICC says Pompeo threatened staff; What can COVID-19 teach us about the global climate crisis?

One in five people in the world are on lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as doctors in Italy fall ill fighting the disease. The number of reported COVID-19 cases in North Korea and Russia are questionably low. The World talks with a North Korean defector and a Russian doctor to find out why. Both the pandemic and climate change are calling into question society as we know it. What lessons might the response to COVID-19 have for fighting climate change?

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