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    Donald Trump’s Reddit Appearance Tops Obama’s as Most Popular

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, July 27, 2016, in Tampa, Fla.

    July 28, 2016 2:20 AM
    The Republican presidential candidate answered wide-ranging questions from online supporters

    Video Voices from the 3rd Day of the DNC

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were among the speakers on the third day of the DNC in Philadelphia.

    Clinton's History is Both Strength and Weakness

    Experiences as first lady, senator and secretary of state put Hillary Clinton on path to become Democrats' presidential nominee

    Obama Makes Case for Clinton to Follow Him as President

    President calls on Americans to reject cynicism and fear; touts Clinton's experience

    WikiLeaks Releases Stolen Audio From Top Democrats' Leaked Emails

    Voicemails include party's associates upset by Bernie Sanders influence on the Democratic Party

    Women's Milestones in US Politics

    As Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to receive a major party's nomination for president, VOA looks at the long history of women in US politics

    Video During DNC, Philadelphia Shines Spotlight on History

    Philadelphia was the site for critical moments in the founding of America; The city was the first national capital of the United States

    Video Philadelphia Uses DNC Spotlight to Profile Historic Role in Founding of United States

    The slogan of the Democratic National Convention now underway in Philadelphia is “Let’s Make History Again” which recognizes the role the city played in the foundation of the United States in the 18th century. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, local institutions are opening their doors in an effort to capitalize on the convention spotlight to draw visitors, and to offer more than just a history lesson.

    Biden Touts Clinton, Precedes Obama at Democratic Convention

    Speeches come day after delegates acclaim her as 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, making her the first female standard bearer from a major US political party

    Video Silicon Valley More Than a Place ... It's a Culture

    Entrepreneurs with immigrant roots explain what it means to be part of a startup

    Source: Obama Chooses Chicago Park for Presidential Library

    Impoverished neighborhood expected to benefit from presence of museum

    Venezuela Roils Corporate Profits in US, Elsewhere

    US firms operating there have increased use of accounting maneuver to insulate against worsening economic crisis

    What Is in the Democratic Party Platform?

    Platform lists pledges and policy positions on the economy, the environment, domestic issues and foreign affairs

    Kaine Brings Strong Faith, Progressive Ideals to Democratic Ticket

    Missionary work said to have shaped his career path

    Interim DNC Chair One of Most Experienced Names in Democratic Politics

    Democrats turn to her to head off scandal after leaked e-mails showed staffers favoring Clinton over Sanders

    US Economic Risks 'Diminished,' But Fed Leaves Key Rate Unchanged

    Federal Reserve officials leave door open for September hike in federal funds rate, which hasn't changed since December 2015

    LIVE BLOG: Obama, Kaine, Biden Make the Case for Hillary Clinton as President

    The theme for the third day of the Democratic National Convention is "Working Together." Previous speakers included Vice President Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg.

    Video Immigrant Delegate Marvels at Democratic Process

    It’s been a bitter and divisive election season – but first time Indian-American delegate Dr. Shashi Gupta headed to the Democratic National Convention with a sense of hope. VOA’s Katherine Gypson followed this immigrant with the love of U.S. politics all the way to Philadelphia.

    Video Obama to Address DNC to Make the Case for Hillary Clinton

    U.S. President Barack Obama, who steps down from office next January, is the key speaker on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. Obama is expected to tell Americans why he thinks the party's presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, his one-time secretary of state, should succeed him in the White House. VOA's Amanda Scott reports.

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    July 27, 2016 6:21 PM
    It’s been a bitter and divisive election season – but first time Indian-American delegate Dr. Shashi Gupta headed to the Democratic National Convention with a sense of hope. VOA’s Katherine Gypson followed this immigrant with the love of U.S. politics all the way to Philadelphia.
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    Video Immigrant Delegate Marvels at Democratic Process

    It’s been a bitter and divisive election season – but first time Indian-American delegate Dr. Shashi Gupta headed to the Democratic National Convention with a sense of hope. VOA’s Katherine Gypson followed this immigrant with the love of U.S. politics all the way to Philadelphia.
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    Video A Life of Fighting Back: Hillary Clinton Shatters Glass Ceiling

    Hillary Clinton made history Thursday, overcoming personal and political setbacks to become the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party. If she wins in November, she will go from “first lady” to U.S. Senator from New York, to Secretary of State, to “Madam President.” Polls show Clinton is both beloved and despised. White House Correspondent Cindy Saine takes a look at the life of the woman both supporters and detractors agree is a fighter for the ages.
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    Video Dutch Entrepreneurs Turn Rainwater Into Beer

    June has been recorded as one of the wettest months in more than a century in many parts of Europe. To a group of entrepreneurs in Amsterdam the rain came as a blessing, as they used the extra water to brew beer. Serginho Roosblad has more to the story.
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    Video First Time Delegate’s First Day Frustrations

    With thousands of people filling the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh narrowed in on one delegate as she made her first trip to a national party convention. It was a day that was anything but routine for this United States military veteran.
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    Video Commerce Thrives on US-Mexico Border

    At the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia this week, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, is expected to attack proposals made by her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Last Friday, President Barack Obama hosted his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto, to underscore the good relations between the two countries. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Tucson.
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    Video Film Helps Save Ethiopian Children Thought to be Cursed

    'Omo Child' looks at effort of African man to stop killings of ‘mingi’ children
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    Video London’s Financial Crown at Risk as Rivals Eye Brexit Opportunities

    By most measures, London rivals New York as the only true global financial center. But Britain’s vote to leave the European Union – so-called ‘Brexit’ – means the city could lose its right to sell services tariff-free across the bloc, risking its position as Europe’s financial headquarters. Already some banks have said they may shift operations to the mainland. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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    Video Recycling Lifeline for Lebanon’s Last Glassblowers

    In a small Lebanese coastal town, one family is preserving a craft that stretches back millennia. The art of glass blowing was developed by Phoenicians in the region, and the Khalifehs say they are the only ones keeping the skill alive in Lebanon. But despite teaming up with an eco-entrepreneur and receiving an unexpected boost from the country’s recent trash crisis the future remains uncertain. John Owens reports from Sarafand.
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    Video Migrants Continue to Risk Lives Crossing US Border from Mexico

    In his speech Thursday before the Republican National Convention, the party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, reiterated his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if elected. Polls show a large percentage of Americans support better control of the nation's southwestern border, but as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from the border town of Nogales in the Mexican state of Sonora, the situation faced by people trying to cross the border is already daunting.
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    Video In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movement

    The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.
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    Video Calm the Waters: US Doubles Down Diplomatic Efforts in ASEAN Meetings

    The United States is redoubling diplomatic efforts and looking to upcoming regional meetings to calm the waters after an international tribunal invalidated the legal basis of Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea. VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching has the story.
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    Video Scientists in Poland Race to Save Honeybees

    Honeybees are in danger worldwide. Causes of what's known as colony collapse disorder range from pesticides and loss of habitat to infections. But scientists in Poland say they are on track to finding a cure for one of the diseases. VOA’s George Putic reports.

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