Indigenous protection

The global reach of COVID-19 is unquestionable. Every day, news reports highlight the disease’s increasing toll on countries and major cities around the world. However, little attention is paid to indigenous populations worldwide who may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19 but are largely excluded from most national or regional efforts to curb the spread of…

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Online romance scams: A modern form of fraud

Over the last 20 years, the rapid development of digital communication technology has given rise to new forms of social interaction on social media. Digital communication technologies can overcome physical, social and psychological barriers in building romantic relationships. Around 1400, dating sites/chats have been created over the last decade in North America alone. Solely in…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As Pandemic Ravages Budgets, States Cut and Borrow to Balance Books

Here’s what you need to know: ImageOhio’s governor ordered cuts to close a $777 million budget gap.Credit…Ty Wright for The New York Times As the virus devastates tax revenues, states must follow balanced-budget laws. In February, Ohio was running a $200 million budget surplus. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck, and two months later — as…

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Live Coronavirus World News Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageParis in April. The World Health Organization warned on Thursday of a looming mental illness crisis, the result of “the isolation, the fear, the uncertainty, the economic turmoil,” brought on by the pandemic.Credit…Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times Fighting the virus brings unintended consequences, including a mental illness…

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McDonald’s Details What Dining In Will Look Like

Clean the digital kiosks each time a customer orders. Place “closed” signs on certain tables to promote social-distancing. Scrub the bathrooms every half-hour. Those were among the instructions in a 59-page guide that McDonald’s recently distributed to franchisees outlining procedures for safely reopening the fast-food chain’s dining rooms across the country. The guide — titled…

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