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US Soldier, Cousin Charged in Alleged Effort to Join Islamic State

In this courtroom sketch, Jonas Edmonds, left, and Hasan Edmonds stand in front of an FBI agent as they appear at a hearing in federal court in Chicago, March 26, 2015.

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NATO Chief Backs Slower US Exit From Afghanistan

Jens Stoltenberg, on US visit, also brushes aside notion that ties between alliance, Washington have frayed

Video Asians' Musical Mix Applauded at Texas Festival

At the annual South by Southwest music festival last week in Austin, Texas, Asian groups were well-represented, playing rock, pop and hip hop. Some of these groups used traditional instruments and a mix of modern and ancient sounds. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.

Video Hadi Absence Clouds US Effort to Fight Al-Qaida in Yemen

Houthis oppose al-Qaida, too, but consider themselves 'authentic Yemen' and beholden to no foreigners, analyst says

Video Unprecedented Numbers of Starving California Sea Lion Pups Found on Beaches

Since the beginning of the year, unusually large numbers of California sea lion pups have been found on the beaches of Southern and Central California. The animals are starving and stranded on the beaches. As scientists investigate this phenomenon, rescue workers along the coast are working to save these pups. Elizabeth Lee reports from one rescue operation in San Diego, California.

Video Study: American Muslims Rarely Commit Terrorism

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, authorities have worried that Muslims living in the United States might become radicalized and engage in terrorism on home soil. Recently, the group known as the "Islamic State" urged sympathizers to kill people it named on a hit list of U.S. military personnel. But a study by several universities in North Carolina found that American Muslims on the whole have been unmoved by such appeals. VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports from Raleigh,

US Seeking Political Solution in Yemen, Despite Unrest

White House spokesman says US continues to urge Yemen’s factions to resolve their differences through a negotiated political process

Groups Launch Campaigns in Support of Jailed, Slain Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists, OSCE are highlighting risks journalists face daily

Video Acts of Terrorism Very Rare Among US Muslims, Study Finds

US Muslims have overwhelmingly ignored calls to militancy, North Carolina researcher says

March Madness, Cricket Style: World Cup Reaches Finale

Hundreds of millions of people are expected to tune in on Saturday to watch Australia and New Zealand try to claim cricket glory

Yemen Crisis Spurs US Lawmakers’ Concern

Some in Congress react with alarm to latest crisis erupting in Middle East

Video Large Numbers of Starving California Sea Lion Pups Found on Beaches

As scientists investigate phenomenon, rescue workers along coast are trying to save pups

South Africa, US Play 'Chicken' as Trade Deal Looms

Two US senators from chicken-producing states threaten to drop multi-billion-dollar agreement unless Pretoria agrees to import American chicken

Britain to Help Train Syrian Rebels to Fight IS Militants

British defense minister says about 75 military personnel will join US-led program to help train, equip thousands of opposition fighters

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Prison, Enters Halfway House

Former Illinois Congressman was released early after being convicted of spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items

Boston Trial Focuses on Bomb Components

Agents tell jurors that nails, BBs, pressure cooker parts and other items similar to those used in two pressure-cooker bombs were found in Dzokhar Tsarnaev's apartment in Cambridge

Video US, South Korea Conduct Joint Military Exercises

The Eighth U.S. Army Division and the Eighth Republic of Korea Mechanized Infantry Division put on a well orchestrated show of force for the media this week during their joint military training exercises in South Korea. VOA’s Seoul correspondent Brian Padden was there and reports the soldiers were well disciplined both in conducting a complex live fire exercise and in staying on message with the press.

Video US, South Korea Conduct Joint Drills

Exercise involved 14 helicopters, ten armored vehicles and 300 soldiers at range in Pocheon, about six kilometers from border with North

US, Cuba Teams Discuss Telecommunications Issues

US delegation visited Cuba this week as the two nations continued efforts to restore diplomatic relations broken over 50 years ago

Kerry, Zarif Press for Nuclear Deal with Deadline Days Away

A senior State Department official told reporters that the US 'can see a path forward to get to agreement' by the March 31 deadline

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Beatrice Yardolo was to make history as Liberia’s last Ebola patient. Liberians recently started counting down 42 days, the period that has to go by without a single new infection until the World Health Organization can declare a country Ebola-free. That countdown stopped on March 20 when there was another new case of Ebola, making Yardolo’s story a reminder that Ebola is far from over. Benno Muchler reports from Monrovia.
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Video Liberia's Almost Last Ebola Patient Grateful but Still Grieving

Beatrice Yardolo was to make history as Liberia’s last Ebola patient. Liberians recently started counting down 42 days, the period that has to go by without a single new infection until the World Health Organization can declare a country Ebola-free. That countdown stopped on March 20 when there was another new case of Ebola, making Yardolo’s story a reminder that Ebola is far from over. Benno Muchler reports from Monrovia.
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Video Cambodian Land Grabs Threaten Traditional Communities

Indigenous communities in Cambodia's Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life, making many fear that their identity will soon be lost. Local authorities, though, have denied this is the case. VOA's Say Mony went to investigate and filed this report, narrated by Colin Lovett.
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Video US, South Korea Conduct Joint Military Exercises

The Eighth U.S. Army Division and the Eighth Republic of Korea Mechanized Infantry Division put on a well orchestrated show of force for the media this week during their joint military training exercises in South Korea. VOA’s Seoul correspondent Brian Padden was there and reports the soldiers were well disciplined both in conducting a complex live fire exercise and in staying on message with the press.
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Video Space Program Status Disappoints 'Last Man on the Moon'

One of the films that drew big crowds last week at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tells the story of the last human being to stand on the moon, U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan. It has been 42 years since Cernan returned from the moon and he laments that no one else has gone there since. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Young Filmmakers Shine Spotlight on Giving Back

A group of student filmmakers from across the United States joined President Barack Obama at the White House this month for the second annual White House Student Film Festival. Fifteen short films were officially selected from more than 1,500 entries by students aged 6 through 18. The filmmakers and their families then joined the president and a group of celebrities for a screening of their films. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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Video VOA Exclusive: Interview with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his first visit as president to Washington, gave a one-on-one interview with VOA Afghan Service reporter Said Suleiman Ashna, about his request for a change in U.S. troop levels, the threat from the Islamic State, and repairing relations with the United States and Pakistan. The interview was held at Blair House, late Sunday, in Pashto.
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Video California Science Center Tells Story of Dead Sea Scrolls

The ancient manuscripts were uncovered in the mid-20th century, and they are still yielding clues about life and religious beliefs in ancient Israel. As VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports, an exhibit in Los Angeles shows how modern science is bringing the history of these ancient documents to life.
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Video Angelina Jolie Takes Another Bold Step

Hollywood actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has revealed she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to lower her odds of getting cancer. Doctors say the huge publicity over her decision will help raise awareness about the importance of cancer screening. VOA’s George Putic has more

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