United States
Haitian American artist Momma Nikki sings about a complicated father-child relationship — and reconciliation
The World June 23, 2021
On their most recent album titled “Momma Exposed,” Seattle-based, Haitian American artist Momma Nikki pays tribute to their late father.
US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation
Associated Press June 23, 2021
American authorities seized a range of Iran's state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading disinformation, the US Justice Department said.
Business, Economics and Jobs
‘Where’s my stuff?’ Here’s why global supply chains are out of whack due to pandemic
The World June 22, 2021
Everyone has stories over the past year about hard-to-find items due to disrupted global supply chains — sometimes with devastating effects. 
Roma people are fleeing Romania for US-Mexico border to escape persecution
The World June 21, 2021
US Customs and Border Protection said it has detained 2,217 Romanians so far this year — many of whom are Roma people, who face stigma and discrimination at home.
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Tokyo Olympics to allow spectators amid ongoing coronavirus crisis
The World June 21, 2021
Top of The World: Organizers for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics said on Monday that venues could welcome fans up to 50% capacity. And, Health officials in Brazil confirmed a grim milestone over the weekend: The country has passed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. Also, Ethiopians went to the polls on Monday in a general election test for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Stone Mountain — home to the largest Confederate monument in the US — is celebrating its first Juneteenth
The World June 18, 2021
Officials say it will be a symbolic triumph on Saturday when Stone Mountain, Georgia, celebrates the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the US.
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Hundreds of vaccinated healthcare workers in Indonesia get COVID
The World June 18, 2021
Top of The World: More than 350 doctors and medical workers in Indonesia have contracted COVID-19, despite being vaccinated. And, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his government to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States. Also, a new report by the UN refugee agency UNHCR shows that millions of people were displaced around the world in 2020.
'I want to send more money home’: Remittances are a sign of sacrifice, resilience in immigrant communities during pandemic
The World June 17, 2021
In all, people worldwide sent a total of $540 billion home last year, only dropping by 1.6% from 2019 — a smaller drop than during the 2009 global financial crash. 
How a Vietnamese community emerged among the most vaccinated in Alabama
The World June 16, 2021
Many Vietnamese Americans in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, say they got vaccinated because they wanted to feel safer at work, making them among the most vaccinated communities in the state.
Conflict & Justice
Russia's vote at UN could cut off humanitarian aid to northwest Syria
The World June 15, 2021
Millions of people could be cut off from assistance if the Bab al-Hawa crossing, along the border between Turkey and Syria, closes. Basma Alloush, policy and advocacy adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council, spoke with The World's Marco Werman about what's at stake.
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