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New Wind Turbine Design Good for Rural, Urban Environment
 
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Wind power is one of the fastest growing forms of alternative energy in the world. More and more, wind power mills are seen in the countryside, in large wind farms and for the most part, away from city life. But a new form of wind power is now designed to work in an urban environment. VOA producer Zulima Palacio has the story. Mill Arcega narrates.
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Richie Havens Sings "The Key"
 
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This weekend marks 40 years since the Woodstock music and arts festival was held in Upstate New York. It was August 15, 1969 when Richie Havens played the first notes of what would become a three-day celebration. Havens performs for VOA one of his classic hits from the festival - "The Key"
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Philadelphia Man Scales Down 19-Floor Building to Escape Fire
 
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A man scaled down the exterior of a 19-floor apartment building in Philadelphia to escape a fire Thursday night, and he made it down safely. Heavy smoke filled the hallways, prompting an evacuation. Four residents and three police officers were injured by smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion. The fire started as a trash fire on the first floor and traveled up the trash chute of the building.(ABC)
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Secret Service Drives Hard to Protect the President
 
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Protecting the president of the United States involves far more than being willing to step into the path of gunfire. As VOA's White House bureau chief Steve Herman reports from the Secret Service's training center in Laurel, Maryland, every one of its agents and officers also has to learn how to drive. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/secret-service-drives-hard-to-protect-the-president/4864477.html
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Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s Century-Old House Falling Apart
 
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One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until 1875 when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and took on a new, peaceful life. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Cache, Oklahoma, Quanah’s image remains strong among his people, but part of his heritage is in danger of disappearing. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/comanche-chief-quanah-parker-century-old-house-is-falling-apart/2498130.html
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Prince Harry’s life before engagement to Meghan Markle
 
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It's now just a few days until Britain's sixth-in-line to the throne, Prince Harry, ties the knot with his U.S. actress fiancée Meghan Markle. Once portrayed as a royal wild child, 33-year-old Harry shed the image after joining the army where he carried out two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Final preparations are now underway for the wedding, which will take place on May 19th at Windsor Castle just outside London.
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Left Behind in Vietnam | VOA Connect
 
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Left Behind in Vietnam tells the story of a Vietnam War love affair, a baby, and 48 years later, a reunion. VOA's new weekly program VOAConnect brings together stories of people across the United States and around the world, from a virtual reality brain surgeon ushering in a new age of medicine to a Vietnam War vet connecting to the daughter he never knew. It's a place to meet street artists and high tech innovators, and everyone in between. SUBSCRIBE for the latest news and updates from VOICE OF AMERICA ► https://www.youtube.com/c/voanews?sub... Follow VOA News across the web: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/voiceofamerica/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/voanews INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations.
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Putin and Xi make pancakes
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping did a spot of cooking Tuesday, on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The two leaders made Russian pancakes, stuffed with black and red caviar, washed down with some Russian vodka. The two toured a cultural expo following a day of meetings in the Far Eastern city.
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Remembering The Ghost Army that Saved US Lives in WW II
 
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Life is often stranger than fiction as filmmaker Rick Beyer found out when he learned that an American Ghost Army helped defeat the Germans during World War Two. The story was classified for decades, and after it was declassified it took Beyer eight years to piece it together with hard-to-find footage, interviews with selected veterans, and artwork created by soldiers at the front. Beyer created the first documentary on this unit whose job was not to wage war, but to deceive the enemy. VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.
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Young Bluegrass Musician Headed for Nashville
 
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Just as classical musicians aspire to perform one day at New York's Carnegie Hall, country and bluegrass musicians dream of playing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirteen-year-old Gaven Largent will be doing just that next month. VOA's Susan Logue caught up with him at his home in Winchester, Virginia, and prepared this profile.
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Midwest Farmer 'Still In A Daze' At What The Devastating Flood Left Behind
 
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Farmers in the Midwest should be preparing for planting season this spring, but instead, they are dealing with flood water, mud and cleanup. In March, melting snow combined with a “bomb cyclone” storm caused historic flooding in fields and communities across the Midwest. One farmer in Nebraska says it may take years for his farm to get back to normal. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee has his story. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4863018.html
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American Muslim Feeds the Needy in his Washington Restaurant
 
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A Pakistani immigrant who came to the U.S. as an impoverished young adult now helps feed the homeless and needy in his popular Washington restaurant. As a Muslim American, he says he's simply heeding the will of God; to serve his fellow men with what he has. Which in his case is food, and so much more. VOA's Julie Taboh has his story. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/american-muslim-feeds-the-needy-in-his-washington-restaurant/4827884.html
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Philippines Call Center Workers Cope With Advantages, Disadvantages of Industry
 
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When Americans call for customer support there is a good chance the agent on the other end of the telephone line is Filipino. The Philippines has the world’s largest business process outsourcing, or BPO, industry. It employs some one-million workers who assist clients from very distant time zones. Jason Strother reports from Manila, where there are efforts to cope with the downsides of the fast-growing industry. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/philippines-call-center-workers-cope-with-advantages-disadvantages/2661584.html
Views: 39277 VOA News
Russian S-400 Missile Hardware Arrives in Turkey
 
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▶️ Video shared by Turkish Ministry of Defense, Friday, July 12, showed parts of S-400 missile defense system being unloaded from Russian cargo planes. 👉 The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. A Defense Ministry statement said “the first group of equipment” of the S-400 air defense systems has reached an air base near the capital, Ankara. https://www.voanews.com/europe/first-parts-russian-s-400-defense-system-arrive-turkey
Views: 256469 VOA News
'Art and Soul' of World's Most Expensive Violin
 
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When many of us think of precious objects, it is often the largest gems or the most famous paintings that come to mind. But certain rare violins inspire the same awe - and command the same astronomical prices - as these other treasures. VOA's Adam Phillips tells us about one particular violin's pride of place in the rarified world of high-end stringed instruments.
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Clinton Victory Party Turns to Sorry  and Worry
 
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In a stunning upset, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lost her bid to become the first woman president of the United States, losing to billionaire businessman Donald Trump. Ahead in most polls before Tuesday's vote, the mood at the Hillary Clinton watch party in New York changed drastically as the election returns came in. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti was there at the Javits Center in New York City. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/clinton-victory-party-turns-to-sorry/3589002.html
Views: 931438 VOA News
Virginia Commune Still Draws Members After 40 Years
 
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In the 1960s, they were called communes. Today, they're known as intentional communities. Some are spiritually-based. Others focus on environmental concerns. But all believe in sharing. Twin Oaks, located two hours south of Washington DC, is one of the oldest intentional communities in the United States. VOA's Susan Logue paid a visit.
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Trump Meets Kim at DMZ, Crosses Into North Korea
 
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Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit North Korea, stepping across the border during a meeting at the demilitarized zone with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After shaking hands with Kim at the Panmunjom border village, Trump walked across the military demarcation line separating the two Koreas. Kim and Trump then crossed the border back into South Korea. “Good to see you again,” Kim told Trump. “I never expected to see you in this place.” “Stepping across that line was a great honor,” said Trump, who invited Kim to the United States for another meeting. Trump on Saturday had said the meeting would only last two minutes. However, Trump’s private talks with Kim lasted about 50 minutes, turning into an impromptu summit. https://www.voanews.com/usa/trump-meets-kim-dmz-crosses-north-korea
Views: 35284 VOA News
Algeria Man Saves Baby Falling From 2nd-Floor Window in Turkey
 
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Dramatic Closed Circuit Television footage shows the moment a two-year-old girl was caught as she fell from an apartment window in Turkey. The Syrian toddler, Doha Muhammed, was caught by 17-year-old Algerian immigrant Feuzi Zabaat who noticed she was about to fall from the window of her home in the Fatih district of Istanbul. Zabaat, who was working in a frame workshop on the same street, positioned himself underneath the second floor apartment window and caught the girl before she hit the ground. Muhammed survived the accident without any injuries. (Reuters)
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Trump, Abe Attend Sumo Event, Trump Presents Trophy to Sumo Winner in Japan
 
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U.S. President Donald Trump presented a special "Trump" trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo, Japan, May 26 during his four-day state visit to the country. The giant eagle-topped "President's Cup" went to wrestler Asanoyama, who actually clinched the title before the matches that Trump attended on Sunday. The president hoisted the hefty cup into Asanoyama's arms with the help of an official. Trump and his wife Melania attended the sumo tournament to get a taste of one of Japan's most treasured cultural institutions. The president and first lady joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, and an estimated 11,500 fans who packed Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium to watch oversized, muscular men battling in loin cloths. (AP)
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North Korean Refugees Struggle to Adjust to US
 
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The Refugee Processing Center, which is operated by the U.S. State Department, says there are some 190 North Korean refugees living in the United States. But there may be more who do not claim refugee status. As Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles, many North Koreans have settled in California, where they are trying to adjust to their new lives. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/north-korea-refugees-adjust-united-states/3073941.html
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Marie Antoinette Jewels on Display in New York Before Sotheby's Auction
 
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Pearls, diamonds and history one of the most beautiful and historic jewelry collections will go to auction in November when Marie Antoinette's jewels will be sold at Sotheby's in Geneva. But for now, the breathtaking royal jewels are on display in New York. VOA's Evgeny Maslov looked at a collection that hasn't been seen in public for more than 200 years. Anna Rice narrates his story. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/marie-antoinette-jewels-on-display-in-new-york-before-sotheby-s-auction/4631858.html
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For African-American Muslims, Ramadan Has Special Meaning
 
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As the month of Ramadan begins, many millions of Muslims around the world are joining in a collective fast intended to help purify their souls. But for the more than half a million African-American Muslims, many of whom descend from former slaves, Ramadan has a special meaning -- a link between the African-American experience and the Islamic tradition of spiritual freedom. VOA's Mana Rabiee has more.
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President Donald Trump Greeted by Japan's New Emperor Naruhito
 
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to a welcome ceremony at Japan’s Imperial Palace to meet Japan's newly crowned Emperor Naruhito, Monday, May 27. Trump is the first world leader to meet Naruhito since he ascended to the throne on May 1.
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US Military's Language School Draws Positive Attention
 
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The U.S. Defense Language Institute (DLI) is the largest language school in the world. It was established a decade ago to provide linguistic and cultural instruction to the Defense Department and other Federal Agencies. Today, the Institute's Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) has 26 Language Training Detachments, supporting different types of missions worldwide. Reza Allahyari, of VOA's Persian News Network has this report from Monterey, California.
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DC Area Islamic Charity Feeds the Poor for Ramadan
 
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Every Thursday afternoon during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of people flock to the Herndon High School, in Virginia. A hall has been converted into a market,and everything is free. It is "Food Boost", an annual free food distribution run by the "Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help," or FAITH. Ariadne Budianto reports for VOA that the grassroots organization was founded by members of the local Muslim community.
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Moroccan Villagers Make Their Desert Bloom
 
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The edge of the Sahara desert seems an unlikely spot for an organic farm, but that didn't stop a group of poor villagers in the village of Hart Chaou, 300 kilometers southeast of Marrakesh, from planting one. Reporting for VOA, Solana Pyne describes a Moroccan community farm that could be a model for other drought-prone regions.
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Empowering Employees with Disabilities
 
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Lifelong intellectual disabilities often can hinder a person's ability to acquire skills or get a job. The people who run the Wildflour catering company near Washington, DC know that, so they have made a special effort to hire people with disabilities. VOA's June Soh visited Wildflour and learned that the company gives its employees marketable skills, and sends them home with more than just a paycheck. Amy Katz narrates.
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Germany's Health Care: Quality Care for All
 
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With Congress back in session, debate over reforming the American health care system is once again in full swing. Supporters of universal health care want the U.S. system to be more like those in Europe, with the government taking an active role to guarantee coverage for everyone. Those who oppose drastic changes in the U.S. system say greater government involvement and universal coverage guarantees will push the U.S. toward socialism. Germans have the oldest universal health care system in Europe - its origins go back more than a century - and they are generally pleased with the care they receive. Is there a lesson there for America? VOA's Sonja Pace reports from the German capital, Berlin.
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From Charles to Archie: Looking Back at Royal Births Over Years
 
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As the world celebrates the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's very first child, Archie, a baby boy born on Monday, May 6, take a look at royal births of the past.
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Zimbabwean Villagers Resist Chinese Company Mining Project
 
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Some Zimbabweans are resisting a move by a Chinese investor to open a quarry mine in a village just outside the capital, Harare. Opponents say the project will displace about 20,000 people who live in the area. But as Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare, a representative of the Chinese company denies the claim. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4906791.html
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Museum of Chinese in America Shows a Little-Known History
 
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Chinese have been in America since before the United States was founded, though few in numbers until the 1840s. Like other ethnic groups, they faced prejudice and exclusion, until the civil rights movements of the 1960s began to tear down racial barriers in education and jobs. In 1980, a museum dedicated to their story started as the Chinatown History Project. The Museum of Chinese in America opened this year at a new site in New York's Chinatown. VOA New York correspondent Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Obama Spends First Full Day in DC as President-elect
 
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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama arrived in Washington DC on Sunday. His first task on Monday was visiting Congressional leaders to talk about the financial crisis which he has called "an extraordinary economic challenge." But as a dad, his first task was getting his family settled. VOA's Carolyn Presutti shows us Mr. Obama's first day in Washington as a future president.
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Russian Monarchy Still a Touchy Issue, 100 Years After Revolution
 
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Russia this year is marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution, which ended centuries of monarchy and led to the rise of a new empire -- the Soviet Union.  Russia's "February Revolution," which was in March in the Gregorian calendar, saw Tsar Nicholas the Second abdicate in the face of a popular uprising.  But, as VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Saint Petersburg, there are still Russians today who defend the monarchy as sacred, and a few who even hope for its return. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/russian-monarchy-still-a-touchy-issue-100-years-after-revolution/3751056.html
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Afrikaner Farmers Migrating to Georgia
 
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A South African court earlier this week convicted Julius Malema, president of the African National Congress Youth League, of hate speech for singing "shoot the Boer, kill the Boer" at a rally last year. But some Boers, or white South African farmers, say they have had enough of violence and racial tension in South Africa and are planning to move out. VOA's James Brooke visited one Afrikaner who started farming this year in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.
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Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure
 
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Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the Pew Research Center, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And a little more than half of new converts are female. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti travelled to Miami, Florida -- where two out of every three residents is Hispanic -- to learn more. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/latinas-converting-to-islam-for-identity-structure/2488234.html
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Researchers See Trend of People Moving Between Texas, California
 
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The recession and collapse of the housing industry in the United States is causing many Americans to move in search of jobs and a cheaper place to live. But a researcher at the University of California says there has been an unexpected decline in overall state to state migration since the recession. He calls it the "staying home phenomenon." Of those who did move, many are moving between California and Texas.
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Going to Camp to Become a Sports Mascot
 
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Mascots help to get crowds excited at every level of sports competitions - from high schools to professional teams. Companies and organizations also use the costumed characters to present a friendly corporate image. June Soh shows what it takes to bring those furry, comic costumes to life and what it is like being inside them, especially in the sizzling summer heat.
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Artist Sells 1,600 Carved Eggshells a Year
 
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Few people, we're sure, have ever seen carved eggshells. These have no relationship to eggs that are painted or decorated with gems or other jewels, like Faberge's famous eggs, which weren't even eggs. One artist in the Washington DC area is delicately sculpting on eggshells. Her eggshells are seen frequently in local art galleries. VOA Zulima Palacio spent time with Tina Kannapel and her cats - mostly NOT walking on eggshells.
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Philadelphia's Battle Against Opioids Takes Aim at Hard-Hit Neighborhood
 
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President Trump's opioid commission is calling for more federal funding to battle addiction and deadly opioid drug-related overdoses in the United States. More than 175 Americans are dying every day and the Trump administration has declared the opioid crisis a “public health emergency”. VOA's Chris Simkins takes us to a hard hit Philadelphia neighborhood where the opioid epidemic is on open display. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4148055.html
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Algeria Crowds Celebrate AFCON Victory
 
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Tens of thousands of cheering crowds lined the streets of Algiers to welcome home the nation's soccer team, winners of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history, Saturday, July 20. Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time, Friday, July 19, when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final. (Reuters)
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Woman Converts to Islam After Relatives Are Killed on 9/11
 
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When Islamic terrorists attacked the United States in 2001, some Americans were angry at Islam, because they see all Muslims as potential terrorists. Others now understand Islam better because it gets so much attention in the media. VOA's Carolyn Presutti tells the story of one woman experienced loss in 2001, but then turned to the same religion that some blamed.
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US President Chosen by Electors, Not Popular Vote
 
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While millions of Americans will cast ballots for president in November, their votes do not directly send one of the candidates to the White House. In this segment of How America Elects, VOA's Jeffrey Young explains that the selection of the president is actually done by a group called the "Electoral College."
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Messi Trains With Argentina Ahead of Copa America Opener Against Colombia
 
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Argentina trained in Salvador on Tuesday ahead of their Copa America opener against Colombia. The Albicelestes, who arrived in Brazil last Sunday, are hoping to win their 15th Copa America title. Argentina will play in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar. Argentina will play their first game against Colombia in Salvador on Saturday, June 15, then will face Paraguay in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday, June 19, and will play against Qatar in Porto Alegre on June 23rd. (AP)
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Trump Attends White House Dinner for Qatar Emir
 
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The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani was honored at a White House dinner with US President Donald Trump on Monday night. Following controversy over the release of the documents published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Britain's ambassador to the United States found himself uninvited to the dinner. (AP) https://www.voanews.com/europe/trump-british-ambassador-very-stupid-guy-0
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US Schools Try New Bilingual Education Method
 
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Americans are not known for their ability to speak foreign languages, and efforts to teach them to children have often been ineffective and sometimes even controversial. Now, educators believe they've found a better way to do it. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky went to a bilingual school in a suburb of Washington, DC.
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Farming With Salty Water Is Possible
 
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One of the many adverse effects of global climate change is the rise of sea levels, which scientists say can increase the salinity level of fresh water reserves. As saline water cannot be used for irrigation, farm fields close to the seashore are lost to agriculture. But a farm in Netherlands has managed to grow healthy and tasty vegetables in soil irrigated with salt water. VOA’s George Putic reports. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/farming-with-salty-water-is-possible/2509863.html
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Trump and Putin Meet at the G-20 Summit
 
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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka. U.S. President Donald Trump gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a light-hearted warning not to interfere again in American elections. It's their first meeting since a federal investigation in the United States documented evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It's also their first time face-to-face since a Helsinki summit last July in which Trump refused to side with U.S. intelligence agencies over his Russian counterpart. Putin has denied meddling in the election. The meeting comes on the back of rising tensions over the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which ends in August unless Russia takes action. https://www.voanews.com/usa/trump-lightheartedly-putin-dont-interfere-us-election
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U.S. Library of Congress' Digital Collection One of World's Largest
 
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The U.S. Library of Congress is well known for being the world's largest library. That is, in the traditional, paper format. Now, the library is on the way to hosting the largest digital collection in the world with more than 700 terabytes of data. VOA's Zulima Palacio explored the "cyber" world of the Library of Congress and prepared this story. Carolyn Presutti narrates.
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Be a Cowboy on an American Longhorn Ranch
 
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Have you ever imagined being a cowboy - riding horses and herding cattle on a ranch? What does it take to be a cowboy, and what do you have to give up? VOA's Enming Liu and Lin Yang recently went to a longhorn cattle ranch near Dodge City, Kansas, and bring you the real lifestyle of a ranch family. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2982664.html
Views: 17019 VOA News