In New Mexico, three people have died, three are in critical condition, and one is permanently blind after drinking hand sanitizer. According to CNN, they were poisoned by methanol, which is a common ingredient of hand sanitizer. State health officials say the poisonings were all related to alcoholism. Some people have been known to use hand sanitizer to get intoxicated due to its alcohol content. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
In the United States, the fastest-growing demographic groups are African Americans and Latinx. And according to Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan, systemic racism targetting those groups is dragging down the US economy. Reuters reports Kaplan made the remarks in a Sunday interview on CBS's 'Face the Nation.' He said blacks and Hispanics have long endured a higher level of unemployment than whites. It’s in the interest of the US...
US President Donald Trump has warned against labeling "tens of millions of decent Americans as racist or bigots" as anti-racism demonstrations continue. Mr Trump was speaking at an event promoted as discussing "justice disparities" in Dallas, Texas.
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Peaceful marches and demonstrations were marred by instances of looting and attacks on police officers as protesters decried police for the use of force against minorities. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over racial inequality that have engulfed the nation's major cities, as officials extended curfews in hopes of preventing a seventh night of looting and vandalism. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Evictions of residents in Houston, Texas, may soon be on the rise. According to Business Insider, the Texas Supreme Court has lifted its statewide moratorium on evictions. 12.8% of Texas's workforce is currently out of a job, with over 2 million residents filing for unemployment since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some major Texas cities like Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas are still protected from evictions by city or county ordinances.