Daily Archives: July 11, 2020

Disney World to Reopen as Coronavirus Cases Surge in Florida

  “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of

Pandemic, Racism Compound Worries About Black Suicide Rate

CHICAGO – Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which felt like the only way to stop her pain. Years of therapy brought progress, but the 31-year-old Black woman’s journey is now

China’s Southern Jiangxi Province Declares Highest Flood Alert

BEIJING – The southern Chinese province of Jiangxi issued its highest flood warning on Saturday, predicting a big overflow from a lake that joins the Yangtze River as torrential rain continued to batter much of the country, state media said. The provincial government raised its flood-control response level to I from II, the People’s Daily

Visa Delays Could Hamper VOA News Coverage, Journalists Say

“I start looking around the house thinking, ‘How long does it take to sell a couch on craigslist? How long does it take to sell my wife’s piano?’ Every day is weighing on us,” said Warangkana Chomchuen, who goes by Waan, a broadcast journalist for VOA’s Thai service. But with her J-1 visa status in