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Obama to Reassure NATO Baltic States

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August 30, 2014 10:57 PM
New York immigration activists are calling on President Barack Obama to unilaterally end deportations and allow undocumented immigrants to work legally by the end of the summer. Daniela Schrier has more from New York.
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Video Activists Urge President to Act Alone on Immigration

New York immigration activists are calling on President Barack Obama to unilaterally end deportations and allow undocumented immigrants to work legally by the end of the summer. Daniela Schrier has more from New York.
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Video Survivors Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Nazi Liquidation of Jewish Ghetto

When the German Nazi army occupied the Polish city of Lodz in 1939, it marked the beginning of a long nightmare for the Jewish community that once made up one third of the population. Roughly 200,000 people were forced into the Lodz Ghetto. Less than 7,000 survived. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, some survivors gathered in Chicago on the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto to remember those who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime.
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Video NATO to Russia: Stop 'Illegal' Ukraine Operations

NATO condemns what it calls Russian efforts to destabilize Ukraine, charges Moscow dismisses as 'conjecture.' VOA's Jeff Custer reports.
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Video Chaotic Afghan Vote Recount Threatens Nation’s Future

Afghanistan’s troubled presidential election continues to be rocked by turmoil as an audit of the ballots drags on. The U.N. says the recount will not be completed before September 10. Observers say repeated disputes and delays are threatening the orderly transfer of power and could have dangerous consequences. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
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Video Coalition to Fight Islamic State Could Reward Assad

The United States along with European and Mideast allies are considering a broader assault against Islamic State fighters who have spread from Syria into Iraq and risk further destabilizing an already troubled region. But as VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, confronting those militants could end up helping the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Video On Patrol with Kurdish Forces in Iraq (VOA On Assignment Aug. 29, 2014)

VOA's Jeffrey Young tells On Assignment about his reporting trip to Iraq, where he spent a day with Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces.
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Video Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by the Asian insect called psyllid. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Made in America Socks Get Toehold in Online Fashion Market

Three young entrepreneurs are hoping to revolutionize the high-end sock industry by introducing all-American creations of their own. And they’re doing most of it the old-fashioned way. VOA’s Julie Taboh recently caught up with them to learn what goes into making their one-of-a-kind socks.

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FILE - A bicyclist rides under the largest free-flying American flag in the world, over the George Washington Bridge Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

US Celebrates Labor Day

The first Monday in September became an official holiday in 1894 after a push by the nation's labor unions More

Asia

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with chairman of Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) Sadayuki Sakakibara (R) after Modi spoke during a luncheon organized by Keidanren in Tokyo, September 1, 2014.

Indian PM Modi to Set Up Team for Japan to Enhance Business Ties

Modi hopes to capitalize on a personal affinity with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to bolster security and business ties More

Africa

People hand out foodstuff donated by the U.S at the West Point area that has been hard hit by the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 26, 2014.

Liberia’s West Point: Life After Ebola Quarantine

Resident and community leader James Weah says government should declare West Point Ebola-free because the quarantine has stigmatized the people More

Middle East

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (front C) poses with members of his new cabinet in Damascus, Aug. 31, 2014.

Assad Swears in New Syrian Cabinet

Ceremony comes as government continues to fight in a 3-year-old war with rebels seeking his ouster, UN calling conflict 'the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era' More

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Carnage and mayhem are part of daily life in northern Nigeria, the result of a terror campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Fears are growing that Nigeria’s government may not know how to counter it, and may be making things worse. More

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