FILE - First lady Michelle Obama reacts to cheers from the class of 2016 during commencement for City College of New York, June 3, 2016.
Defense chief Ash Carter last year had called for review of ‘outdated’ regulations; move would affect policies from recruiting to housing
US congressional joint subcommittee convenes hearing on China's illicit organ transfers, just two weeks after House passes resolution urging Beijing to stop harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience
The United States is home to a diverse group of Muslims – from all ages, all ethnicities, all incomes
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied children younger than 6 — the age group most vulnerable to effects of lead poisoning
Monument, in city's Greenwich Village area, includes landmark tavern where gay rights movement gained political momentum nearly 50 years ago
Terrorism Firearms Prevention Act, identical to earlier Senate bill, appears to address Republicans' concerns about proposals championed during Democratic sit-in
Historic Brexit will leave US without one of its most closely aligned allies in EU and could prompt it to seek rebalance with other countries in 28-member bloc
Governor declares states of emergency in most counties after 25 centimeters of rain falls on some areas
Attack reported in southern part of nation; change in policy this month allows more US airstrikes as long as they can help Afghan offensive succeed
S&P 500, Dow Jones industrial average erased their gains for the year as all three major averages closed near session lows
Obama administration's highest-ranking Asian American speaks with Adrianna Zhang of VOA's Mandarin Service about his ethnic heritage and what's on the horizon as the president winds down his historic tenure.
President tells entrepreneurs at global summit at Stanford University to find mentors, push ahead with new ideas on day after Britain voters decide to exit EU
US president visited Britain in April and urged Britain to remain in the EU
All too often, school means textbooks, those thick, often boring tomes students must slog through every school year. Their bulk and format can disguise the fact that there's often a lot of great stuff between the covers. To make sure students are getting the great stuff, a former reporter is putting some zing into history and science. From Denver, Shelley Schlender reports.
Defying the stereotype, Dave Makings says he'd give up his assault rifle for a comprehensive program to reduce gun violence
It’s been nearly two weeks since the largest mass shooting ever in the United States. Despite public calls for tighter gun control laws, Congress is at an impasse. Democratic lawmakers resorted to a 1960s civil rights tactic to portray their frustration. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti explains how the Orlando, Florida shooting is changing the debate.
Police say they’ve uncovered massive drug operation in Brooklyn during inspection
Presumptive Republican nominee describes British Prime Minister David Cameron as 'a good man' who was wrong on Brexit issue