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Greece quarantined a refugee camp near Athens after 21 people contracted #COVID19 , including a woman who just gave birth. There are 100,000 asylum seekers in Greece — many in island camps criticized for overcrowding, poor sanitation, lack of soap and families packed in tents.

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A Brooklyn man allegedly hoarded N95 masks and other gear, and tried to sell some to doctors at a 700% markup. Officials are now sending it to NY + NJ hospitals, including: ▪️ 192,000 N95 masks ▪️ 130,000 surgical masks ▪️ 600,000 medical gloves ▪️ + gowns and sanitizer

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"What has killed other folks is killing me." This nurse is asking people to take COVID-19 seriously as she struggles to breathe and fights back tears.

France is turning part of the world’s largest wholesale food market into a makeshift morgue as #coronavirus  fatalities accelerate. The COVID-19 outbreak in France has led to: ▪️ At least 59,000 confirmed cases ▪️ At least 5,398 deaths

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These field hospitals are popping up in unexpected places around the world to fight #COVID19 .

Amazon will begin providing face masks and temperature checks to employees at all U.S. and European warehouses. The measures follow employee protests demanding better workplace protections and multiple #coronavirus  cases among warehouse staff.

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These Muslim doctors were among the first to die fighting COVID-19 in the UK.

Shea Moisture announced a $1M fund to support businesses owned by women of color that are affected by #COVID19  and lockdowns, reports @Forbes . It's awarding grants to businesses with social missions that are using "creative ways to support their communities."

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Over 1 million #COVID ー19 cases have been reported worldwide, and at least 52,983 people have died. ▪️Spain's death toll has surpassed 10,000 ▪️Nearly 10 million U.S. jobs have been lost in the last two weeks ▪️The World Bank approved $1.9B in emergency funds for 25 countries

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#COVIDー19 is an "existential threat" to Africa, says @AfricaCDC . Officials say the continent is following the same trajectory as Europe, but that health systems are already facing shortages. There are over 6,400 reported cases and at least 241 deaths across the continent.

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"Why didn't you stay in Mexico?" A Latino dad was harassed by a white man at a school meeting in Michigan organized to address recent racist incidents in the district.

BREAKING: Cyntoia Brown was just granted clemency from a life sentence in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16. She'll be released on parole supervision on August 7.

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America, meet your new president: Donald J. Trump.

Over 400 people have been killed in Syria in the last five days. 150 of them were children.

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"I've pulled myself up by the bootstraps so many damn times that I ripped them off." This single mom works two jobs and has a bachelor's degree. She wants lawmakers to know poverty is not about being lazy.

Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino's “This is America”?

A young man was attacked with a K-9 and tasered after he was stopped by police while mowing lawns.

“No is no, do not touch young women or women of all ages.” When this man saw a girl being touched inappropriately, he took action.

India's Supreme Court just decriminalized gay sex. It's a historic ruling that overturns more than 150 years of anti-LGBT legislation.

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