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Two Bodies Found in Manhattan Collapse Rubble

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015.

March 29, 2015 3:07 PM
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Battling Nightmare Infections: US CDC's Plan to Beat Supberbugs

White House tells CDC to slash rates of infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria by 2020 as part of plan to prevent patient deaths, curb overuse of antibiotics

Indiana Governor: New Law 'Not About Discrimination'

State leader says law attempts to keep government from compelling people to provide services they find objectionable on religious grounds

US to Submit Plans to Fight Global Warming While Others Delay

Many other greenhouse gas emitters - China, India, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Australia - say they are waiting until closer to Paris summit in December to submit plans

Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

US first lady celebrates beauty, power, tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at annual event honoring trailblazing women of color

Video Iran Talks Get Tougher as Deadline Looms

German, British foreign ministers helping to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran are sounding confident that an agreement can be reached by Tuesday's deadline

Lights Switched Off Around World for Earth Hour

More than 7,000 events are held around globe, according to World Wildlife Fund, which began annual campaign to raise awareness about climate change

Pair Begin Record-Setting Year in Space

Mission designed to study long-term effects of zero gravity on human body

European Ministers Join Iran Talks in Switzerland

French, German ministers hold private sessions with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, consult with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Obama's Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

President highlights progress he says he's made protecting American consumers since he signed Wall Street Reform into law five years ago

Republicans Expect Long, Expensive Presidential Battle

Political strategist says eventual winner will be one who can put together strongest coalition of various conservative groups that make up Republican Party

Obama Announces Plan to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

Program calls for better monitoring and diagnosing of bacteria-resistant strains and more research into new drugs

Kleiner Firm Cleared in Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case

Jury also clears venture capital firm of claim it retaliated against Ellen Pao by firing her after she sued in 2012

Italian Court Overturns Knox Murder Conviction

Ruling ends lengthy legal battle by Knox and boyfriend, who maintained their innocence in death of Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007

Video Virginia Tavern Takes Patrons Back to Medieval Times

European martial arts are not widely practiced and are unknown by most people. A tavern in Old Town Alexandria, outside Washington, wants to change this by promoting these fighting techniques from medieval times. Through combining visual arts, martial arts and culinary arts, this tavern brings medieval history back to life. VOA's Yang Lin and Helen Wu report.

Deadline Looms for Iran Nuclear Talks — Or Does It?

'Political agreement' is to be reached by Tuesday, but final pact, which Iran is more focused on, is to be announced by June

US Cop Charged in Beating of Indian Man

Alabama officer, 26, facing federal charge of ‘unreasonable force’ against Sureshbhai Patel, a grandfather

US GDP Grows at 2.2 Percent Rate in Last 2014 Quarter

Report from Commerce Department also shows growth rate for all of 2014 to be at 2.4 percent

Video Accord Within Reach at Iran Talks

((INTRO)) Negotiators from six countries, including the U.S. Secretary of State and Iran’s foreign minister, are working against a midnight Tuesday deadline to reach the framework of a deal to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb and to end international sanctions against the country. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.

Senate's Harry Reid Announces He Won't Seek Re-election

Minority leader says he wants to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in Senate rather than seeking his own re-election

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Liberia's Almost Last Ebola Patient Grateful but Still Grievingi
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March 26, 2015 3:41 PM
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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