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PRI’s The World crosses borders and time zones to bring stories home that matter.  It’s about the things that connect us around the globe. We’re heard on over 300 stations across North America. Hosted by Marco Werman, The World is a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service.

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The coronavirus outbreak has hit Black and other communities of color disproportionately in hospitalizations and deaths in the United States and around the world.

Reasons are complex, but the disparities are thought to stem from minorities working in jobs on the front lines, having medical conditions associated with severe disease, higher rates of poverty and poor access to health care.

As Nov. 3 approaches, calls by President Donald Trump to declare a winner on election night have raised fears within the biggest, oldest group of mail-in voters: members of the military.  

In the run-up to the general election on Nov. 3, our series examines how US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden diverge on key issues by identifying important stories that highlight what the candidates would do differently on the global stage.

For more than a week, residents of Lashkar Gah city in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, have been on edge.

Some have been forced to flee their homes because of fresh fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces that erupted suddenly last weekend.

Local authorities report that as many as 35,000 people may have been displaced and 200 people have been killed or injured.

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Under the Obama administration, LGBTQ Americans won long-fought battles, including developing the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, legalizing same-sex marriage and repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. 

Vaccine expert: Trial hurdles are 'totally normal' on path toward immunity

Oct 15, 2020

In the race to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, there have been some recent obstacles.

On Monday, Johnson & Johnson announced it had halted a large-scale trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. US testing of a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca is still on hold after that trial was paused last month.

Vaccine developers say these temporary halts show that the trials are being done properly and that such a timeline goes with the territory. The vaccine-skeptical public might view it differently.

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France has become the latest European nation to announce stricter measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, with a curfew in Paris and eight other cities set to take effect for as many as six weeks starting on Saturday.

Qingdao tests all 9 million residents for COVID-19

Oct 14, 2020

In the northern Chinese city of Qingdao, a new outbreak of the coronavirus has been reported after 12 locally transmitted cases were found in a city hospital. So, on Monday, local officials announced a plan to test all 9 million residents. 

Related: Buying masks from China can get complicated. This businessman connects buyers with sellers.

This independent Afro Latino voter has decided on Biden

Oct 14, 2020

This story is part of "Every 30 Seconds," a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate leading up to the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

There was a particular moment when 19-year-old Brayan Guevara knew he was going to vote for Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

It was Aug. 11, the day Biden announced that Sen. Kamala Harris would be his pick for his vice president and running mate.

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Many of us are worried these days about the upcoming presidential election. And what comes after the voting. Among those with a creeping sense of foreboding is America’s former top spy. 

"I am very concerned. I do believe that these will be rocky times ahead for us," ex-CIA Director John Brennan told The World. 

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