Full story - September 10, 2020
A banner with representations of the Lebanese flag hangs on a damaged building in a neighborhood near the site of the explosion
Amid huge challenges for Lebanon, musicians around the world find ways to support a country going through exceptionally tough times.
Full story - September 10, 2020
A white woman holds up a drawing of a plant next to a Chinese woman sitting at a table together
The Trump administration has taken aim at Chinese cultural programs called Confucius Institutes housed within US universities. Administrators are caught in the middle, and some say academic freedom is at risk. 
Full story - September 10, 2020
Department of Homeland Security acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli speaks during an event at DHS headquarters in Washington, Sept. 9, 2020.
An official from the US Department of Homeland Security, Brian Murphy, said in a whistleblower complaint that senior officials pressured him to suppress facts in intelligence reports. Barely a month after a massive blast tore through Beirut’s port, a large fire has engulfed the area once again. And little remains of Greece's overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos after a second fire overnight destroyed almost everything that had survived the initial blaze.
Full story - September 09, 2020
Michelle Aguilar Ramirez stands for a portrait in South Seattle, Washington, May 18, 2020.
More than half of Generation Z believes climate change is tied to human activity, and one in four Gen Zers is Latino. These trends set up young Latinos to be a key demographic leading the charge on climate activism — politically and at home. 
Full story - September 09, 2020
Caster Semenya wears a track and field outfit and sets off on a race
Semenya won't get to defend her title at next year's Olympics unless she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. But her lawyer says "there's absolutely no way that she will take any medicine or hormonal interventions at all."
Full story - September 09, 2020
Lorena Cantarovici, CEO of Maria Empanada, has begun teaching empanada-making classes via Zoom to help keep her business solvent during the pandemic.
Small businesses often have trouble accessing capital as they start out. And during the coronavirus, it's been particularly difficult to access financial aid, such as the US government's Paycheck Protection Program.
Full episode - September 09, 2020
A young boy is shown sitting on a bike without tires in front of a destroyed structure at a refugee camp.
An overnight fire has destroyed the largest refugee camp in Greece — and Europe — displacing more than 12,000 people. And, South African track star Caster Semenya has lost her appeal over a 2018 ruling that would require female athletes with high testosterone levels to medically lower them before competing. Also, a study found that a robot capable of holding basic conversations reduced loneliness and improved mental health for residents at elder care homes in Japan and the UK.
Full story - September 09, 2020
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, center, his first Vice President Amrullah Saleh, left, and second Vice President Sarwar Danish, right, take the oath of office during their inauguration, in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 9, 2020.
Government representatives are set to meet this week with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, for the first official meeting between the two warring sides in years.
Full story - September 09, 2020
Men and women wearing red political shirts chant in front of a department store in South Africa
An advertisement published online last week by Clicks, a South African pharmacy and beauty supply chain, prompted outrage on social media and accusations of racism.
Full story - September 09, 2020
Several people are show running from a large fire engulfing several structures behind them.
A massive fire burned overnight destroying much of Greece’s largest refugee camp amid the coronavirus. And a joint coronavirus vaccine effort by pharmaceutical maker AstraZeneca and Oxford University hit a bump in the road as late-stage studies were put on hold. Also, scientists appear to have identified a major vulnerability in Thwaites Glacier.

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