Calls for social justice and police reform have gained momentum as unrest continues across around the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. These calls are intersecting with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our regular series discussing the coronavirus crisis, The World's health reporter Elana Gordon moderated a live conversation with David Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School.

Full story - June 24, 2020
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"Every 30 Seconds” is a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate leading up to the 2020 US presidential election and beyond.
Full story - June 24, 2020
Four Ethiopian women wearing blue face masks sit outside with a young child.
Human rights advocates say the migrants have little to no recourse, and that the situation is bound to deteriorate further as more people in the country cannot afford to pay domestic workers. The coronavirus restrictions also complicate matters.
Full story - June 23, 2020
A man sits on his rickshaw as people pass by
As the EU looks to reopen in July, the bloc may stop entry from countries with unsuccessful pandemic responses, including the US, Brazil and Russia. A Brazilian judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro, known for his blasé attitude about COVID-19, to wear a mask in Brasília or risk fines; the novel coronavirus is accelerating in Latin America and the Caribbean. Palestinian officials have called for an international probe into the killing of Ahmed Erekat after Israeli soldiers shot the 27-year-old man and prevented medical aid from reaching him for more than an hour.
Full story - June 23, 2020
Marlene Herrera, 18, is a first-time voter in San Diego County.
The mental health impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic will be felt for years — especially by young adults. Marlene Herrera, a first-time voter in San Diego, said it's shaping how she'll vote this fall. And when the Black Lives Matter protests began, she finally decided which candidate she'll support.
Full story - June 23, 2020
A white man speaks behind a podium in front of a backdrop of US symbology
The United States wants to broaden its main nuclear arms control agreement with Russia. The World's Marco Werman speaks with Matthew Bunn, a professor at Havard University, about extending the New START Treaty.
Full episode - June 23, 2020
US President Donald Trump is shown exiting the blue-painted Air Force  One on a white platform with the words, "Welcome to MCAS Yuma" painted on the side.
President Donald Trump visits Arizona on Tuesday where he will make a stop in Yuma to celebrate the 200th mile of construction of the US-Mexico border wall. Most of the construction has been replacement segments. And, a monument to Winston Churchill in central London has become a flashpoint between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and far-right protesters. Also, after three months of darkness, the stage lights at a Barcelona opera house were flipped back on, suggesting a return to normalcy. But as musicians took the stage for a live concert, they looked out at an audience filled with potted plants.
Full story - June 23, 2020
Three children sit on the ground as a male teacher reads a picture book
What do students learn in the classroom about race and history? In the UK, an organization called The Black Curriculum has been pushing for Black history to be taught nationwide. 
Full story - June 23, 2020
A man in Malawi wearing a blue shirt explains a document to an elderly woman wearing a white head wrap outside
Earlier this year, the country’s constitutional court nullified the results of its presidential election in May 2019, when incumbent President Peter Mutharika narrowly won another term. 
Full story - June 23, 2020
a theater. with red carpet is full of plants instead of an audience.
Puccini's "Crisantemi" was played in Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu before an audience of 2,292 plants that filled the venue to capacity.
Full story - June 23, 2020
Northern Ireland Police
In 2001, Northern Ireland dismantled its repressive, and mostly Protestant, police force. The idea was to include more Catholics and to make the police more accountable to all of the people they serve after three decades of sectarian violence. Could Northern Ireland serve as a model for change in a deeply divided United States?