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The global pushback against China

China | Governments and individuals around the world want answers—and reparations—from China
by June Cheng
Posted 5/07/20, 05:35 pm

How did the coronavirus pandemic begin? Where did the virus originate? Did it jump from an animal to a human at a Wuhan seafood market? Or did it accidentally escape a nearby laboratory known to perform experiments on coronavirus-carrying bats?

Months into the outbreak, with more than 3.6 million infections that have upended almost every society around the world, the answers to these basic questions still remain murky. The reason is China’s unwillingness to allow investigations or inquiry into the virus’s origin, along with an initial cover-up of its existence. 

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Rachel Adams

Stranded in a pandemic

Coronavirus | Hundreds of Americans are still stuck in Peru after coronavirus shutdowns
by Hannah Harris
Posted 4/29/20, 05:42 pm

Rachel Adams first heard about “the zombie virus” in February. Rumors in Huánuco, Peru, said it attacked neural pathways and caused people to walk after they were dead. Within a week the truth about the COVID-19 pandemic replaced the science fiction stories. The first cases of COVID-19 hit Peru in early March.

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Child separation back in focus after federal personnel changes

Immigration | Shake-up at key HHS office causes some to question whether hard-line policy will return
by J.C. Derrick & Harvest Prude
Posted 4/27/20, 04:13 pm

Last month, late on Friday the 13th, as coronavirus chaos erupted across the United States, a rumor started circulating in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): a leadership change was coming—and soon. 

With almost no notice, the White House reassigned ORR Director Jonathan Hayes, a man several people told me was the best leader the office ever had. His staff was in shock—and even some tears. 

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