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Nuevas preocupaciones por la propagación del coronavirus en EE.UU.

Los estados del extremo sur de han sido especialmente afectados en los últimos días, aunque el presidente Donald Trump dice que el 99% de los casos son "totalmente inofensivos". VOA News Por Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON - Funcionarios locales en el sur  de expresaron el domingo nuevas preocupaciones sobre el fuerte aumento en la propagación de la pandemia de coronavirus en los últimos días, incluso mientras el presidente Donald Trump lo ha desestimado como "totalmente inofensivo". La alcaldesa Kate Gallego en la ciudad occidental de Phoenix, Arizona, dijo al programa "This Week" de ABC News, "Abrimos (negocios locales) demasiado pronto" después de…
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Misisipi quita el emblema confederado de su bandera

Los legisladores de Misisipi votaron este domingo a favor de eliminar el símbolo confederado de la bandera de ese estado del sur de Estados Unidos, tras semanas de protestas contra el racismo en todo el país. El Senado estatal se pronunció a favor con 37 votos contra 14, horas después de que la Cámara de Representantes aprobara por una mayoría de 91-23 el proyecto de ley que contempla quitar de la bandera de Misisipi el emblema de la Confederación, a menudo visto como un símbolo del oscuro legado racial de Estados Unidos. El senador demócrata John Horhn dijo que cambiar…
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Crece la preocupación en Florida ante el aumento de casos de COVID-19

by VOA News Por Antoni Belchi La Florida ha registrado, en tan solo 3 días, más de 25,000 casos de coronavirus. Las autoridades sanitarias advierten que no son optimistas al respecto y aseguran que los números seguirán subiendo en los próximos días. Las razones de esta tendencia radican en la relajación de las normas, la reapertura de negocios y, en muchos casos, el incumplimiento de las medidas de distanciamiento social o no llevar tapabocas. A eso se le suman las protestas que tuvieron lugar en la ciudad por la muerte de George Floyd, donde cientos de personas tampoco usaron mascarillas y…
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Trump ordena arrestos y prisión para quienes vandalicen o destruyan monumentos

Por Voz de América El presidente Donald Trump anunció este martes que autorizó al gobierno federal a arrestar y condenar con hasta 10 años de prisión a cualquiera que vandalice o destruya un monumento o propiedad federal en Estados Unidos. La medida tiene lugar después de varios incidentes en todo el país en que grupos de manifestantes han derribado estatuas de militares y políticos relacionados con los estados confederados del sur por su presunta relación con la esclavitud o la discriminación racial contra los ciudadanos de la raza negra. La reciente ola de ataques a los monumentos fue una consecuencia de…
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New York Officer Suspended Over Apparent Chokehold

By VOA News The New York City Police Department has suspended an officer without pay after a police video showed him apparently using a chokehold on an African American suspect that left the man unconscious.   Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called the video “disturbing” in a tweet posted Sunday evening after the incident and said the unidentified officer will be suspended without pay while an investigation ;  But Shea also criticized the victim and his friends for harassing the officers and yelling insults at them while they patrolled the Rockaway Beach boardwalk on ; Police body cam video shows the three men…
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White House Downplays Rising US Coronavirus Rates

VOA News By Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE - The White House is downplaying the rising number of cases of the coronavirus in the United ;  “We are trending in the right direction,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on ;  The United States accounts for 20% of new coronavirus cases ; Nearly million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the ;  The virus killed more than 120,000 people in the United ;  “We’re pleased to see that number coming down,” McEnany said of the trend for ;  Reports from 31 of the 50 states, however, show reproduction rates of infection of going above one, meaning each person…
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1 Killed, 11 Wounded in Minneapolis Shooting

By VOA News One man died and 11 people were wounded in a Minneapolis shooting, police said Sunday.   Photographs and live video of the aftermath of the shooting posted on Facebook showed the victims on the ground with people attending to them. Buildings with shot out windows were also ; The motive for the shootings is unknown and no one is in custody in connection with the ; Earlier, the police tweeted: “10 people at area hospitals suffering from gunshot wounds. All are alive with various severity levels of injuries.” The public was warned to avoid the Uptown Minneapolis…
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US Observes Father’s Day Amid Signs of Reopening

VOA News By Peyton Bigora Father’s Day, a holiday typically celebrated with neighborhood barbecues, fun and family, could be limited this year as states hesitantly ease COVID-19 lockdown orders and cities cautiously reopen.  The United States has been combatting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 since March, bringing everyday life to a halt for most Americans. But cities and states have begun to reopen restaurants and stores over the past few weeks as well as allow larger social gatherings to occur.  The progression of these phases, however, has not allowed normality to resume entirely as many find their Father’s Day traditions, much…
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Tom Petty’s Family Condemns Trump Campaign’s Use of Late Musician’s Song

By VOA News The family of late rock musician Tom Petty has filed a cease and desist motion after President Trump’s campaign played a song by Petty at a campaign rally. Trump played the song “I won’t back down” at his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday. Hours later, Petty’s family posted a statement condemning the use of the song on social media. “Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,” the statement said. The family said Petty wrote the 1989 song “for the underdog, for the common…
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Atlanta Police Hold Sick-Out to Protest Officer’s Murder Charge

By VOA News Atlanta police officers called out sick or refused to answer calls Thursday to protest murder charges against a white officer in last Friday’s deadly shooting of an African American man in a fast-food restaurant’s parking lot. It is unclear how many officers declined to report for work Wednesday night and Thursday, but Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms assured city residents that they have nothing to fear. “We do have enough officers to cover us through the night. Our streets won’t be any less safe because of the number of officers who called out,” she told CNN. The district attorney’s…
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