Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey is a New York-based correspondent for Al Jazeera who has been honoured by the United Nations Foundation for her investigative work on the source of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. Her stories take her from the US court system to the countryside, from the streets of New York to the eye of the storm.

US & Canada

US museum launches modern global guide programmes

Philadelphia’s Penn Museum is known for its ancient artifacts from the Middle East, Africa and Central America and now, it has tour guides from those places too.

US museum launches modern global guide programmes

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Millions of US jobs lost amid pandemic may never return

About 4.8 million positions were added as states began reopening, but in total, tens of millions of jobs have already been lost this year.

Millions of US jobs lost amid pandemic may never return

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US states hit pause on coronavirus reopening

Bars, beaches, cinemas closed again in some US states as spike in cases underlines challenge of containing virus.

US states hit pause on coronavirus reopening

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US police reforms: NY unions say officers used for political gain

Police unions in New York say they are being used as political pawns and public safety will suffer.

US police reforms: NY unions say officers used for political gain

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Police brutality: US communities call for forces to be dismantled

A resident at Camden, New Jersey, says the creation of a new, disciplined county police force makes his street safer.

Police brutality: US communities call for forces to be dismantled

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US elections: Primaries taking place in some states

Pennsylvania is one of four US states that will vote for their preferred candidate on Tuesday and national polls there show that Joe Biden is more popular than Donald Trump among senior citizens.

US elections: Primaries taking place in some states

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Confusion over beach openings for US Memorial Day weekend

Some beaches in the US are opening for the first time but with pandemic warnings in mind.

Confusion over beach openings for US Memorial Day weekend

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New York's $61bn budget deficit hinders COVID-19 battle

Essential healthcare services in New York, the epicentre of the US outbreak, are being compromised.

New York's $61bn budget deficit hinders COVID-19 battle

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US officials warn of COVID-19-related condition in children

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns doctors of coronavirus-related condition that has killed three children in New York.

US officials warn of COVID-19-related condition in children

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Pressure mounts on US police officers as more people venture out

In the US, warmer weather has meant people venturing out, some in defiance of measures prohibiting gatherings.

Pressure mounts on US police officers as more people venture out

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US nursing homes: Advocates say more coronavirus testing needed

Relatives appeal for more testing in nursing homes, as concern mounts about vulnerable patients.

US nursing homes: Advocates say more coronavirus testing needed

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New York governor wants better understanding of virus

New York, the epicentre of US coronavirus outbreak, is increasing its testing capabilities to better understand how many people have been infected and who can safely return to work.

New York governor wants better understanding of virus