The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

Full story - July 24, 2020
Pradhyuman is seen in an undated handout image from the Netflix series "Indian Matchmaking." 
The show is meant to be lighthearted and fun, but for some, it’s controversial. 
Full story - July 24, 2020
Two-year-old Lula-Belle Butler-Wenlock-Simpson, right, who was born with heart problems and underwent open-heart surgery, poses with a Special Friends doll whose scar mirrors her own.
When Victoria Band's son was diagnosed with hearing loss, she wished she could give him a doll with hearing aids to reflect his disability. Last year, she started her own line of dolls with scars, cleft lips, hearing aids and oxygen tanks.
Full story - July 24, 2020
A person holds a replica of a burning globe in the air with fake flames coming out of it.
Christiana Figueres, the founder of Global Optimism, believes that a determined, optimistic mindset is crucial in the struggle for climate justice.
Full story - July 24, 2020
Several security personnel are shown standing in the street and wearing reflective vests next to police motorcycles.
China has followed through on its promises of retaliation toward the US. Beijing on Friday ordered the US to close its consulate in Chengdu. And, the Gülenists, dubbed by Turkey as FETO, the Fethullahist Terror Organization, are being purged on a massive scale. Also, as the coronavirus lockdown forced people indoors, Percibald García, an architect, grabbed a microphone and portable speaker and began doing readings of children’s stories in an empty public square in Mexico City.
Full episode - July 23, 2020
A man is shown wearing a face mask and carrying a large brown cardboard box with the doors of the Chinese Consulate in Houston in the background.
US-China relations have grown tense with regular clashes over trade, security, human rights and China's Hong Kong policies. Now, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning of Chinese meddling in Hong Kong's upcoming Legislative Council elections. And, since 2002, a treaty allows Canada to turn back asylum-seekers who come to its border checkpoints and hand them to US officials, where they face detention. But a Canadian judge ruled on Tuesday that the treaty is unconstitutional. Plus, the British boy band One Direction are celebrating 10 years since their founding.
Full story - July 23, 2020
Residents listen from a bench, background, as Percibald García reads children's books aloud outside the high-rise buildings in the Tlatelolco housing complex, in Mexico City, on July 18, 2020.
As the coronavirus lockdown forced people indoors, Percibald García, an architect, grabbed a microphone and portable speaker and began doing readings of children’s stories in an empty public square in Mexico City.
Full story - July 23, 2020
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's supporters rally in Istanbul in 2016 following the failed coup.
The Gülenists, dubbed by Turkey as FETO, the Fethullahist Terror Organization, are being purged on a massive scale. Those who have been accused include scientists, schoolteachers, policemen and journalists. 
Full story - July 23, 2020
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer announces to a group of asylum-seekers that they will be crossing illegally into Canada as they wait in line to to enter at the US-Canada border in Champlain, New York, August 7, 2017.
A Canadian judge ruled the bilateral agreement between the US and Canada violates asylum-seekers’ rights because of what happens after people are turned back to the US.
Full story - July 23, 2020
A young child is shown sitting on a bed with health care workers nearby dressed in full protective suits.
India reported a record jump of more than 45,000 coronavirus infections Wednesday. And, the brutal murder of Pınar Gültekin, a 27-year-old woman by her former boyfriend, has sparked outrage and protests in Turkey. Also, the FBI believes that a fugitive Chinese researcher, Juan Tang, has been hiding in the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco for a month.
Full story - July 22, 2020
Onlookers attend the opening of the exhibition on Greek art with the marble sculpture of the river god Ilissos, in front, in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 5, 2014.
Since April, the Yorkshire Museum has hosted 18 different #CuratorBattles under themes such as #CreepiestObject and #BestEgg. One of its latest is #BestMuseumBum.

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