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White House Aide: Republicans Might Try to Impeach Obama

Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, emerges from a closed-door session with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 25, 2014.

July 25, 2014 1:12 PM
Republicans could respond angrily to executive orders Obama plans to approve this summer, says White House adviser More

Iran Gives Gaza Palestinians Huge Show of Support

In massive rallies, demonstrators chant ‘death to Israel,’ ‘death to America’

Photogallery  Israel Rejects Gaza Cease-Fire Proposal

Hamas leaders refuse to agree to cease-fire until Israel and Egypt lift their blockades of Gaza

Video Business of American-style Football

Baseball had long been considered America’s national sport, but in recent years it has become overshadowed by America’s other favorite sport - American-style football. Part of the reason is money. Andrew Saba talks to VOA reporter and football historian Mike Richman about how football has become as much a symbol of American business as it is American sports.

White House Bemoans Lawmakers' Delay on Border Crisis Funds

Stalemate over request comes as Obama prepares on Friday to host presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

Iran Detains 4 Journalists, Including Washington Post Reporter

Two detainees are Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for Washington Post, and his wife, a correspondent for UAE-based newspaper the Nation

Video Death Toll From Israel-Gaza Conflict Surpasses 700

Gaza officials say a shelling hit a compound housing a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip, killing more than a dozen people, during an Israeli offensive in the area. Heavy fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants continued on Thursday, pushing up the death toll. So far, more than 730 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed in the conflict. VOA's Scott Bobb has the latest from Jerusalem.

Video Inner City Kids At Brooklyn School Dominate in Chess

A school in Brooklyn, New York, keeps churning out chess champions. Intermediate School 318 has won 32 chess titles, and even defeated high schools to win national championships. VOA’s Bernard Shusman visited the school to see the young champions at play.

Video Woman-Owned Hardware Business Thrives in US Capital Area

More and more American women are starting businesses in fields that are traditionally associated with men. VOA’s Julie Taboh caught up with one of those women to find out why she entered -- and how she successfully competed in -- the hardware business.

Video Woman-Owned Hardware Business Thrives in US Capital Area

What do you do when there's no local hardware store? Open your own, of course

US Senator Casts Doubt on Arms Sales to Iraq

Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, says Iraq’s military has failed on battlefield, despite years of intensive US training

IMF Reports Cuts Growth Forecast

International Monetary Fund reports slower growth than initially predicted, citing 'downside risks' as continuing worry for world economy

Honduran President Links Border Crisis to US Policy Divide

Human, drug traffickers 'perversely' exploit confusion about US immigration policy, Juan Orlando Hernandez tells reporters on Capitol Hill

US Jobless Benefit Claims Hit 8-Year Low

Labor Department says 284,000 workers filed initial unemployment insurance claims - down 19,000 from the week before - and lowest total since February 2006

Video At AIDS Conference, Prevention Pill Stirs Excitement

Truveda shows promise, spurring debate over access and other approaches

EU Court Fines Poland for Hosting CIA 'Black Sites'

Ruling is first time a court has acknowledged suspects were held and tortured at the sites, under US program launched following the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Migrant Issues Close to Home Spur Groups to Take Action

Groups placing water, food in the desert, or aiding detainees after release, have one common goal: no more deaths of migrants crossing illegally into the US

Computer Crash Halts US Visa, Passport Operation

Problems with database have resulted in extensive backlog of applications, affected State Department's consular offices all over the world

Search Continues for Teen Pilot's Father After Pacific Crash

Haris Suleman was attempting to become the youngest pilot ever to fly around the world to raise money for nonprofit group which builds schools in Pakistan

Obama Seeks Stronger Ties With Widodo, Indonesia

President's call to Widodo lends US support to credibility of July 9 election; Indonesia plays crucial role in administration’s ‘rebalance’ of Asia-Pacific region

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July 24, 2014 6:43 PM
In the United States, marijuana is classed as an illegal drug by the federal government. But nearly half the states have legalized it, to some degree. Proponents say some strains of marijuana might have exceptional health benefits, for treating pain or inflammation in chronic conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Shelley Schlender reports on a strain of medical marijuana developed in Colorado that is reputed to reduce seizures in childhood epilepsy
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Video Treatment for Childhood Epilepsy Heats up Medical Marijuana Debate

In the United States, marijuana is classed as an illegal drug by the federal government. But nearly half the states have legalized it, to some degree. Proponents say some strains of marijuana might have exceptional health benefits, for treating pain or inflammation in chronic conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Shelley Schlender reports on a strain of medical marijuana developed in Colorado that is reputed to reduce seizures in childhood epilepsy
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Video Airbus Adds Metal 3D Printed Parts to New Jets

By the end of this year, European aircraft manufacturing consortium Airbus plans to deliver the first of its new, extra-wide-body passenger jets, the A350-XWB. Among other technological innovations, the new plane will also incorporate metal parts made in a 3-D printer. VOA's George Putic has more.
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Video Death Toll From Israel-Gaza Conflict Surpasses 700

Gaza officials say a shelling hit a compound housing a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip, killing more than a dozen people, during an Israeli offensive in the area. Heavy fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants continued on Thursday, pushing up the death toll. So far, more than 730 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed in the conflict. VOA's Scott Bobb has the latest from Jerusalem.
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Video AIDS Conference Welcomes Exciting Developments in HIV Treatment, Prevention

Significant strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment and prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year, at the International AIDS Conference, the AIDS community welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly virus. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Melbourne, Australia.
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Video Israel Targets Gaza Supply Tunnels

The Israeli military has launched a ground operation in Gaza to destroy the myriad tunnels that may have been used to smuggle weapons to Hamas. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports that could mean more hardship for the people of Gaza, who obtain some of their essential supplies through these underground passages
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Video Researchers Target Low-Cost Avatar Technology

Scientists at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies say 3-dimensional representations could revolutionize social media. Elizabeth Lee has more from Los Angeles.
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Video IAEA: Iran Turns its Enriched Uranium Into Less Harmful Form

Iran has converted its stockpiles of enriched uranium into a less dangerous form that is more difficult to use for nuclear weapons, according to the United Nations’ Atomic Energy Agency. The move complies with an interim deal reached with Western powers on Iran's nuclear program last year, in exchange for easing of sanctions. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video In Cambodia, HIV Diagnosis Brings Deadly Shame

Although HIV/AIDS is now a treatable condition, a positive diagnosis is still a life altering experience. In Cambodia, people living with HIV are often disowned by friends, family and the community. This humiliation can be unbearable. We bring you one Cambodian woman’s struggle to overcome a life tragedy and her own HIV positive diagnosis.

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