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September 01, 2015 10:55 AM
The recent news of two women passing grueling U.S. Army ranger training for the first time definitely put the 'power' into women's empowerment. It's obvious on a local level, too, as a county police force near Washington, DC, is putting out the word they also want more women in uniform. VOA's June Soh has more in this report narrated by Amy Katz.

Video Girls Learn What It Takes to Become a Police Officer

The recent news of two women passing grueling U.S. Army ranger training for the first time definitely put the 'power' into women's empowerment. It's obvious on a local level, too, as a county police force near Washington, DC, is putting out the word they also want more women in uniform. VOA's June Soh has more in this report narrated by Amy Katz.

Video Survivor Video Testimonies Recount Horrors of Guatemalan Genocide

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Guatemala. During the conflict that spanned more than 3 decades, tens of thousands of indigenous Mayans were killed in what is known as the "Guatemalan Genocide." Researchers are now collecting video testimonies of the survivors to preserve their memories of what happened. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.

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Video Rebuilding New Orleans' Music Scene

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Video Will VP Biden Enter US Presidential Fray?

A big question mark remains on the list of U.S. presidential hopefuls – will Vice President Joe Biden enter the race on the Democratic side, joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders? VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the answer could come any day now and put an end to weeks of speculation and intrigue in Washington and beyond.

Video Scientist Calls Use of Fetal Tissue in Medical Research Essential

An anti-abortion group responsible for secret recordings of workers at a women's health care organization claims the workers shown are offering baby parts for sale, a charge the organization strongly denies. While the selling of fetal tissue is against the law in the United States, abortion and the use of donated fetal tissue for medical research are both legal. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.

Video Presidential Hopefuls Keep Busy Weekend Schedule

U.S. presidential candidates have scheduled meetings this weekend with groups supporting their respective parties. Democratic hopefuls are in Minnesota to address the Democratic National Committee's annual summer meeting. Republican candidates are taking their campaign messages to supportive groups across the United States. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports from Washington.

Video In Russia, Auto Industry in Tailspin

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Video Cubans Embrace New Internet Connectivity Options

The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has opened the door to better access to the Internet on the island, where in the past it was almost impossible to connect with the outside world. With Amy Katz narrating, VOA's Celia Mendoza reports.

Video Hurricane Katrina Brought Enduring Changes to New Orleans

Nearly a decade has passed since the city of New Orleans and many of its suburbs were devastated by flooding resulting from the failure of levees to hold back Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. Most of the infrastructure and housing has been restored, and trade, commerce and tourism are flourishing. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, Katrina changed the city’s population mix.


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Zuma Impeachment Bid Fails in South Africa

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Rio Olympics Official: Water Will Be Clean for Games

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Sweden Optimistic Over Assange Questioning

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