As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July Fourth with pleas for people to skip the parties

As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July Fourth with pleas for people to skip...

(CNN)After a week of skyrocketing coronavirus cases in the United States, officials are issuing a stark warning this July Fourth: Skip the parties.If you really have to go, wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain social distancing. And if you must host, try to keep festivities outdoors and save the partygoers' information for future…
Analysis: The US is more alone than ever, just at the moment the world needs its leadership

Analysis: The US is more alone than ever, just at the moment the world...

London (CNN)The United States is in uncharted territory, on an exponential path to becoming a Covid-19 pariah and an unreliable ally to its friends.America's fall in global esteem is turning into an international horror show as the world watches the superpower struggle to match the efforts of many poorer nations to get the coronavirus pandemic…
Rapinoe withdraws from NWSL event amid coronavirus fears

Rapinoe withdraws from NWSL event amid coronavirus fears

Megan Rapinoe was part of the United States team that won the 2019 World CupUnited States winger Megan Rapinoe is one of three internationals to have withdrawn from the NWSL Challenge Cup amid coronavirus fears.Forward Christen Press and midfielder Tobin Heath will not play because of "uncertainty" caused by the virus.Orlando Pride are also not…
Dr. Gupta: If the United States were my patient: We aren’t ready to celebrate yet

Dr. Gupta: If the United States were my patient: We aren’t ready to celebrate...

(CNN)Back in the middle of May, I wrote an essay titled "If the United States were my patient," pondering what it would be like if the United States were a flesh-and-blood person who had gotten sick with an ongoing infection. Seven weeks later, as we approach the patient's birthday -- July 4th -- I thought…
Health class is outdated, so Lessonbee wants to fix it

Health class is outdated, so Lessonbee wants to fix it

Sex education in the United States is complicated. One example: For decades, the United States invested billions into abstinence-only programs. Eventually, schools rejected government funding for these programs and pushed a more comprehensive and medically accurate agenda. Even with progress, schools across the country continue to reckon with a legacy of inaccuracy. And the government…
That Extra $600 Unemployment Benefit Could Get Extended

That Extra $600 Unemployment Benefit Could Get Extended

People wait in line for help with their unemployment claims in Kentucky on June 19.Photo: John Sommers II (Getty Images)As the United States’ post-pandemic reopening plans increasingly look like a bad on-again-off-again relationship in many states, many workers have been concerned about losing their unemployment benefits. In March, the CARES Act approved a federal extension…
European Union May Quarantine the United States

European Union May Quarantine the United States

As if we needed any further reminders that the United States has botched its response to the covid-19 crisis so spectacularly that we present a threat to the health of the global population, member states of the European Union are reportedly weighing whether to include American travelers on its ban list as European borders begin…
China says it will retaliate against U.S. actions on Hong Kong – Reuters UK

China says it will retaliate against U.S. actions on Hong Kong – Reuters UK

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsBEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it will take retaliatory measures in response to the United States’ decision to start eliminating Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian…
Explainer: Who is affected by Trump’s suspension of foreign work visas? – Reuters

Explainer: Who is affected by Trump’s suspension of foreign work visas? – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump temporarily suspended the entry into the United States of certain foreign workers on Monday despite strong opposition from business groups, including major tech companies. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump stops to talk to reporters as he walks to the Marine One helicopter while heading out on a day…
Spike in U.S. coronavirus cases shows Canada must remain vigilant: Trudeau – Reuters Canada

Spike in U.S. coronavirus cases shows Canada must remain vigilant: Trudeau – Reuters Canada

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Blair GableOTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is over the worst of the coronavirus outbreak but a spike in cases in the United States…