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Gripped by disease, unemployment and outrage at the police, America plunges into crisis


<b>Gripped by disease, unemployment and outrage at the police, America plunges into crisis</b>“The threads of our civic life could start unraveling, because everybody’s living in a tinderbox,” one historian warned.
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America's persistent political dysfunction and racial inequality were laid bare this week, as the coronavirus death toll hit a tragic new milestone and as the country was served yet another reminder of how black people are killed by law enforcement in disproportionately high numbers. Together, the events present a grim tableau of a nation in crisis -- one seared by violence against its citizens, plagued by a deadly disease that remains uncontained and rattled by a devastating blow to its economy.

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