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July 08, 2020 - 3:04 pm
A new report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that 87% of people infected were racial or ethnic minorities and that at least 86 workers have died. The report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined more...
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President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 08, 2020 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s meeting with Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico on Wednesday was billed as a celebration of economic ties and the new North American trade agreement, but critics in Mexico worry their leader is being used a political pawn to bolster Trump's reelection...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pose for a photo before participating in a roundtable discussion with Venezuelan exiles, in Miami. While President Donald Trump deals with his high-profile political difficulties in his high-profile ways, his Cabinet heads are fanning out to battleground states in November's presidential vote, trying to assure essential support blocs on all that the Trump administration is doing for them. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 05, 2020 - 7:35 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tromped through a strawberry festival in central Florida, detailing the government's new trade pact. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about foreign policy at a roundtable in south Florida. Environmental Protection Agency...
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Migrants who are seeking seasonal work harvest fruits stand in a square in Lleida, Spain, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Authorities in northeast Spain have ordered the lockdown of a county around the city of Lleida due to worrying outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus. Catalan regional authorities announced Saturday, July 4, 2020 that as of noon local time movement will be restricted to and from the county of El Segriá around Lleida which is home to over 200,000 people. Residents will have until 4 p.m. to enter the area. The new outbreaks are linked to agricultural workers in the rural area. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
July 04, 2020 - 8:58 am
LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — In the 20 years since he left his native Senegal, Biram Fall has never slept in the streets. This week, when he ran out of savings after failing to find work in northern Spain’s peach orchards, he still refused to do so. As part of an army of cheap labor that follows the...
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The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 02, 2020 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider ending a lawsuit that claims Nestle and Cargill facilitated the use of child slave labor on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast, a case that could further limit access to U.S. courts by victims of human rights abuses abroad. The justices said Thursday they...
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June 30, 2020 - 8:36 pm
ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) — An SUV carrying Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hit a Black Lives Matter protester who was trying to block the vehicle Tuesday as she was leaving an event in northern Iowa, but the Iowa State Patrol blamed the protester and said there was little contact. The state patrol confirmed the...
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Travelers wear mask as they wait at the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Chicago. Beginning June 16 at American Airlines and June 18 at United Airlines, all passengers and crew members will be required to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 26, 2020 - 12:18 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL ROUNDUP: — Big Lots is seeing the continuation...
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FILE - In this May 2020 file photo, Tyson's Fresh Meat workers file in for a tour of safety measures put into place after the plant in Waterloo, Iowa, had to shut down due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Iowa's workplace safety agency says an inspection did not uncover any violations at Tyson Foods' largest pork processing plant, where several employees died after contracting the coronavirus. The Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed its inquiry into the Waterloo plant earlier this month without sanctioning the meat company. (Brandon Pollock/The Courier via AP, File)
June 25, 2020 - 4:33 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak sued Tyson Foods and its top executives Thursday, saying the company knowingly put employees at risk and lied to keep them on the job. The lawsuit alleges that Tyson...
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A member of the Bundeswehr takes a coronavirus test on a woman from Warendorf at a corona smear site in Oelde, Germany, Thursday, June 25, 2020 Because of the corona outbreak at the meat producer T'nnies in Rheda-Wiedenbr'ck, many people from the area cannot easily escape on holiday: In several popular regions at home and abroad, negative tests are demanded of them. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 11:15 am
VERL, Germany (AP) — German police deployed hundreds of officers Thursday across two western regions that have been placed under a renewed one-week lockdown in an attempt to contain a coronavirus outbreak linked to a slaughterhouse. Swathed in white protective gear, officers accompanied local...
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Governor Armin Laschet, right, talks next to State Family Minister Joachim Stamp during a session of the state parliament of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. To meet in full session, the seats in the plenary were converted into transparent boxes due to the coronavirus. Topic of the meeting is the COVID-19 outbreak at the meat processor Toennies and the following lockdown in the Guetersloh district. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 24, 2020 - 6:41 am
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The governor of Germany's most populous state faced criticism Wednesday over his handling of a major coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse, as a partial lockdown took effect in part of the western region. North Rhine-Westphalia's state government on Tuesday announced...
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