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“The end of Hong Kong”

China | Beijing signals the end of Hong Kong’s autonomy with a sweeping national security law to criminalize dissent
by June Cheng
Posted 5/22/20, 10:17 am

Crossing the border between mainland China and Hong Kong has always illuminated stark differences. On one side, the internet is censored, any dissent could lead to imprisonment, unregistered churches meet quietly, and the Chinese Communist Party rules with an iron fist. On the other, people access a free internet, protest for their freedoms, worship freely, vote for some of their lawmakers, and have long enjoyed one of the world’s freest economies.

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California grasps for coronavirus prevention among the homeless

Homelessness | Advocates fear crowded shelters turning into outbreak hot spots
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/19/20, 05:25 pm

On what would typically be a busy Thursday morning, beach town Venice in Los Angeles was mostly bare and silent. But the avenues of Third and Rose, which residents dub “Skid Rose” after Skid Row in downtown LA, were still ripe with body odor and activity. Tents and makeshift shelters jammed the sidewalks from block to block.

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The coronavirus data debate

Health | Should the U.S. mimic Sweden’s response to the pandemic?
by Jill Nelson
Posted 5/18/20, 08:48 pm

Two months into California’s shelter-in-place order, locals are restless. As spring fever takes hold, people are pouring onto the beaches in large numbers and protesting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s continued restrictions.

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