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A demonstrator celebrates after Colombia's constitutional court decriminalized abortion until 24 weeks of gestation.

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Hard Numbers: Colombia decriminalizes abortion, Burkina Faso gold mine explosion, US house prices soar, Italy rescues migrants at sea

3: On Monday, Colombia became the third Latin American country — after Argentina and Mexico — to decriminalize abortion in just over a year. A big shift for the majority-Catholic nation, the constitutional court ruling will allow abortion during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy.

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Betty Liu Explains: What COVID-19 Has Meant for Home Sales & Prices | Money In :60 | GZERO Media

What COVID-19 has meant for home sales & prices

Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for NYSE Group, explains:

How has the housing market reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic?

So, as you can well imagine, when stay-at-home orders are put in place, the housing market just dried up. Sales fell dramatically. Existing home sales in the month of April dropped nearly 18%. However, home prices actually continue to still rise. The median price for an existing home in the United States was $286,000. That was a rise of 7.4% from April of 2019.

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