Ellen Mauro

Ellen Mauro is a multi-platform reporter covering U.S. politics from the CBC News Washington bureau. She was previously based in London and has reported from the front lines of some of the top international news stories in recent memory.

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'Generation-long epidemic': Compensation funds running out as 9/11-related illnesses rise

The human toll of September 11 is still growing with thousands of people in the U.S. living with —and dying — from 9/11-related illness. The growing number has put crippling pressure on a federal compensation fund to help the sick and their families, leading first responders and survivors to pressure Congress.

Blackface scandal a 'painful' reminder of racism in Richmond, Va. — a city filled with reminders

In Richmond, Virginia, memories of a racist past are everywhere — from Confederate monuments to slavery memorials. Now, painful images of racism are in the headlines, too, as the fallout over a blackface photo in the governor's yearbook continues.

How could the partial U.S. government shutdown end? 5 scenarios

The partial U.S. government shutdown is the longest in history, and the political process to end it is frozen. How long it will last is hard to say; but these are five ways it could end.

Uncertainty, missed pay: These are the faces of the U.S. government shutdown

With the political process in Washington paralyzed, federal workers across the U.S. are now left wondering when they’ll get paid again and how they’ll make ends meet in the meantime.

'Hate has no home here': The legacy of Charlottesville's 'sickening' weekend of racist chaos

The shock and horror of the events of Aug. 12, 2017, may have dealt a blow to the alt-right movement that helped inspire and organize the racist rally, but a year later, on the eve of the tragic anniversary, the city is nonetheless in a state of emergency for fear of a repeat.

'Nostalgia versus actual history': Confederacy capital grapples with future of its monuments

Like so many cities across the South, Richmond, Va., has been grappling with the future of its Confederate monuments for years.

Why Trump's quest to find elusive evidence of voter fraud has united defiant red and blue states

Donald Trump's new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has created quite the backlash from states because of its request for voter data.

'I expect an Olympian level of macho posturing': A preview of Trump and Putin's big G20 meeting

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are finally set to meet at the G20 summit in Germany on Friday. The big question is whether Trump will raise the issue of Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Hungarian voters appear set to deliver a blow to EU migrant quotas

Hungary's anti-immigrant government appears set to win a referendum on whether the country should accept European Union refugee resettlement quotas. A victory could send shock waves through the already battered bloc.

Living 'as a big family': Hotel housing project gives refugees a rare sense of hope

An abandoned Athens hotel that has been transformed into a refugee housing project is a rare bright spot in a crisis where hope is always fleeting, the CBC's Ellen Mauro writes from Greece.

'Race against time' to save migrants adrift on the Mediterranean Sea

2016 is proving to be an especially deadly year on the Mediterranean Sea. More than 2,400 people have died trying to make the treacherous crossing to Europe from North Africa and aid agencies say the dire situation is set to get worse with warmer summer weather on the horizon.

CBC in Ethiopia: Drought triggers fears of humanitarian crisis

More than 10 million Ethiopians are in need of emergency food aid as the country faces its most severe drought in 50 years. Already an estimated 430, 000 children are facing severe malnutrition and the drought is raising the spectre of the deadly famine that ravaged Ethiopia in the early 1980s.

Refugees languish in Greece after Macedonia border lockdown

At least 12,000 refugees are living in squalid conditions in a makeshift camp in Idomeni, a village in northern Greece.

British PM David Cameron's anti-extremism efforts called worthy but tone-deaf

An offer of English-language lessons for Muslim women living in the U.K. could have been seen as empowering. But by linking the instruction to the fight against extremism, David Cameron's latest efforts came across as stigmatizing.
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Pub patrons shrug off new U.K. health warnings about alcohol

Britons should drink less because any alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases, government health officials said in new guidelines. But many people don't seem fazed by the warning.