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US Remembers Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later

Speakers, including former President Bill Clinton, fourth from left, stand at the opening of ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 19, 2015.

April 19, 2015 10:26 AM
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Republican Hopefuls Target Middle-Class Insecurity

18 Republican White House hopefuls, who gathered in key early primary state of New Hampshire, face challenge of arguing country needs new economic stewardship

Poland to Summon US Ambassador Over FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

James Comey comment in Washington Post about Poland's alleged responsibility for Holocaust during World War II, prompted outcry, condemnation

UN: Record Amount of E-Waste Generated

Report says in 2014, 41.8 million tons of e-waste - mostly cell phones, refrigerators, washing machines, other domestic appliances - were dumped around the globe

FBI Examiners Gave 'Flawed Testimony'

Reviewed cases before 2000 include defendants sentenced to death

Photogallery US Remembers Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later

Attorney General Eric Holder says 'through the resilience of the American people,' nation recommitted itself to fundamental values 'that make this country a beacon of freedom'

Investigators: Hackers Hit Diplomatic Targets Via Software Flaws

Reported Russian spying effort used holes in Adobe's Flash, Microsoft's Windows, company says

Replica Retraces Lafayette's Voyage to America

Marquis crossed the Atlantic on original Hermione in 1780 to report that France was sending military aid to colonists in their war of independence

Earth Day Concert, Rally Draws Thousands in Washington

President Obama also took up the issue Saturday in his weekly address, saying there 'no greater threat to our planet than climate change'

US Urges Greece to Work Out Details

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says Greece must go through 'every line' in its budget to draft a reform plan to satisfy its international creditors

Video Fast Track Trade Bill Opens Economic, Political Divisions

U.S. lawmakers agreed on draft legislation this week to give the White House “fast track” authority to negotiate a free trade deal with Pacific nations. If approved, the bill gives lawmakers the authority to set trade objectives, but limits their ability to make changes once agreement is reached. Trade officials say the bill would help President Barack Obama realize his so called “Asia pivot,” but as Mil Arcega reports, it also sets the stage for economic and political divisions at home.

Video Family Waits to Hear Charges Against Reporter Jailed in Iran

Reports in Iran say Jason Rezaian has been charged with espionage, but brother tells VOA indictment has not been made public

Pentagon: Sunni Tribesmen ‘Important’ in Anbar Strategy

Days after Islamic State group captured three villages on Ramadi's eastern outskirts, area remains strongly contested by militants and Iraqi Security Forces

Video Teen Business Owner Creates Recipe for Success

Like many people, Bree Britt dreamed of starting her own business. But unlike many people, the 16-year-old didn’t wait till she grew up to become an entrepreneur. She’s already launched her own business. Bree may not have the experience, but as Faiza Elmasry tells us, she has more than enough enthusiasm and support. Faith Lapidus narrates.

Iran Stepping Up Its Hacking Activities Against US, Study Says

Efforts include probing US power grids for vulnerabilities, marking a significant escalation in hack attacks

Video Obama: 'US Cannot Be in Isolation'

US president made comment during joint press conference at the White House with visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

US Immigration Fight Heads to Federal Appeals Court

Move seen as key test for Obama administration program aiming to shield 4.7 million undocumented immigrants from deportation

Obama to Host Mideast Leaders at White House, Camp David

White House says gathering will be an opportunity for leaders to discuss ways to enhance their partnership and deepen security cooperation

Parents of Marathon Victim Want Death Penalty Off Table

Bill and Denise Richard, whose son was killed in attack, say sentencing appeals will only extend their agony

Report: Chinese DJI Drones Flying High Among US Firms

Shenzhen-based DJI estimates that it already has about 70 percent of the commercial market worldwide and federal records suggest it is also expanding quickly in the US

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Thailand's appetite for more electricity has led to the construction of new dams along the Mekong River to the north and new coal plants near the country's famous beaches in the south. A proposed coal plant in a so-called "green zone" has touched off a debate. VOA's Steve Sandford reports.
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Video Are Energy Needs Putting Thailand's Natural Beauty at Risk?

Thailand's appetite for more electricity has led to the construction of new dams along the Mekong River to the north and new coal plants near the country's famous beaches in the south. A proposed coal plant in a so-called "green zone" has touched off a debate. VOA's Steve Sandford reports.
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Video Overwhelmed by Migrants, Italy Mulls Military Action to Stabilize Libya

Thousands more migrants have arrived on the southern shores of Italy from North Africa in the past two days. Authorities say they expect the total number of arrivals this year to far exceed previous levels, and the government has said military action in Libya might be necessary to stem the flow. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports.
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Video Putin Accuses Kyiv of ‘Cutting Off’ Eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual televised call-in program, again denied there were any Russian troops fighting in Ukraine. He also said the West was trying to ‘contain’ Russia with sanctions. Henry Ridgwell reports on reactions to the president’s four-hour TV appearance.
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Video Eye Contact Secures Dog's Place in Human Heart

Dogs serve in the military, work with police and assist the disabled, and have been by our side for thousands of years serving as companions and loyal friends. We love them. They love us in return. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports on a new study that looks at the bio-chemical bond that cements that human-canine connection.
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Video Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic - to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. Adam Bailes traveled with the team and has this report.
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Video Xenophobic Violence Sweeps South Africa

South Africa, long a haven for African immigrants, has been experiencing the worst xenophobic violence in years, with at least five people killed and hundreds displaced in recent weeks. From Johannesburg, VOA’s Anita Powell brings us this report.
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Video Sierra Leone President Koroma Bemoans Ebola Impact on Economy

In an interview with VOA's Shaka Ssali on Wednesday, President Ernest Koroma said the outbreak undermined his government’s efforts to boost and restructure the economy after years of civil war.
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Video Protester Lands Gyrocopter on Capitol Lawn

A 61-year-old mailman from Florida landed a small aircraft on the Capitol lawn in Washington to bring attention to campaign finance reform and what he says is government corruption. Wednesday's incident was one in a string of security breaches on U.S. government property. Zlatica Hoke reports the gyrocopter landing violated a no-fly zone.
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Video Apollo 13, NASA's 'Successful Failure,' Remembered

The Apollo 13 mission in 1970 was supposed to be NASA's third manned trip to the moon, but it became much more. On the flight's 45th anniversary, astronauts and flight directors gathered at Chicago's Adler Planetarium to talk about how the aborted mission changed manned spaceflight and continues to influence space exploration today. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.
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Video Badly Burned Ukrainian Boy Bravely Fights Back

A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy has returned to his native country after intensive treatment in the United States for life-threatening burns. Volodia Bubela, burned in a house fire almost a year ago, battled back at a Boston hospital, impressing doctors with his bravery. Faith Lapidus narrates this report from VOA's Tetiana Kharchenko.
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Video US Maternity Leave Benefits Much Less Than Many Countries

It was almost 20 years ago that representatives of 189 countries met at a UN conference in Beijing and adopted a plan of action to achieve gender equality around the world. Now, two decades later, the University of California Los Angeles World Policy Analysis Center has issued a report examining what the Beijing Platform for Action has achieved. From Los Angeles, Elizabeth Lee has more.
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Video Endangered Hawaiian Birds Get Second Chance

Of the world's nearly 9,900 bird species, 13 percent are threatened with extinction, according to BirdLife International. Among them are two Hawaiian honeycreepers - tiny birds that live in the forest canopy, and, as the name implies, survive on nectar from tropical flowers. Scientists at the San Diego Zoo report they have managed to hatch half a dozen of their chicks in captivity, raising hopes that the birds will flutter back from the brink of extinction. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Exhibit Brings Renaissance Master Out of the Shadows

The National Gallery of Art in Washington has raised the curtain on one of the most intriguing painters of the High Renaissance. Mostly ignored after his death in the early 1500s, Italian master Piero di Cosimo is now claiming his place alongside the best-known artists of the period. VOA’s Ardita Dunellari reports.
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Video Sidemen to Famous Blues Artists Record Their Own CD

Legendary blues singer BB King was briefly hospitalized last week and the 87-year-old “King of the Blues” may not be touring much anymore. But some of the musicians who have played with him and other blues legends have now released their own CD in an attempt to pass the torch to younger fans... and put their own talents out front as well. VOA’s Greg Flakus has followed this project over the past year and filed this report from Houston.
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Video Iran-Saudi Rivalry Is Stoking Conflict in Yemen

Iran has proposed a peace plan to end the conflict in Yemen, but the idea has received little support from regional rivals like Saudi Arabia. They accuse Tehran of backing the Houthi rebels, who have forced Yemen’s president to flee to Riyadh, and have taken over swaths of Yemen. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA, analysts say the conflict is being fueled by the Sunni-Shia rivalry between the two regional powers.

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