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US black-white inequality in 6 stark charts

The nationwide protests following the death of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of white police officers has once again shone a spotlight on the long-standing racial divide in the US. This, along with the coronavirus pandemic that has disproportionately killed black Americans, has drawn renewed attention to the persistent inequities in wealth,…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, June 3

Latin America is in crisis. But parts of it are reopening anyway. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the region is spiking fast. The death toll in Brazil, the worst-hit country in Latin America, passed 30,000 yesterday. Yet President Jair Bolsonaro continues to dismiss the threat and parts of the nation are rushing to…MORE

Why the disconnect between stocks and the economy is worrying

Global stocks have hit their highest level since early March as investors pile back into riskier assets, eager to get in on the euphoria that has overtaken markets in recent weeks. What’s happening: MSCI’s All Country World Index is now up more than 35% from its low point on March 23. The index has notched…MORE

How you can help communities get back on their feet

George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. His final moments were captured on camera, sending citizens reeling from another unnecessary death of a black man in America. Protesters took to the streets peacefully — but many demonstrations turned violent. Riots and looting left more…MORE

Rosenstein will face off with Senate GOP over Russia probe

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be in the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans’ first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation. Rosenstein is expected to face pointed questions from Republicans about problems with the foreign surveillance warrant obtained on a former Trump adviser,…MORE