July 23, 2020
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer warning a family in 2017 that they would be arrested if they tried to cross into Canada from the United States.

Canadian Court Says Asylum Treaty With U.S. Is Unconstitutional

The treaty has long been criticized by human-rights advocates who said it tacitly encouraged asylum-seekers to circumvent Canada’s official land borders.

July 23, 2020
Speculation and debate have swirled in Canadian art circles this month after Nathalie Bondil was let go as director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Firing of Museum Director Stirs Debate and an Official Inquiry

The government of Quebec is reviewing the termination of Nathalie Bondil, who led the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for many years, because of a dispute over why she was let go.

July 23, 2020
Common vampire bats are social creatures, calling out to one another when they’re far from their group.

Vampire Bats Self-Isolate, Too

When these mammals are ill, they have fewer interactions with family and friends, a new study suggests. “It’s like us,” said one researcher.

July 23, 2020
Juan Ángel Napout, a former FIFA vice president, was convicted after a 2017 trial in Brooklyn.

Jailed Soccer Official Contracts Coronavirus in Florida Prison

Juan Ángel Napout, a former FIFA vice president convicted in a corruption case, said he had tested positive at a federal facility that is struggling to contain an outbreak.

July 23, 2020
Gabriel Lucas irons a hat at his workshop in Montecristi, Ecuador.

A Glimpse Inside the Workshops of the World’s Finest Panama Hat Makers

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July 23, 2020
Government health workers test a leader of the Indigenous Kunaruara community, in the state of Pará, for the coronavirus.

Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Coronavirus to Indigenous People

Many people assigned to care for the Indigenous have been infected, exposing remote communities to the virus. Health workers say they have been plagued by insufficient testing and protective gear.

July 23, 2020
A premature newborn at Burnley General Teaching Hospital in east Lancashire, England, in May. Doctors have noted a drop in preterm births during the lockdowns.

During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies?

Hospitals in several countries saw dips in premature births, which could be a starting point for future research.