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    Some US Gun Owners Support Gun Control

    FILE -- Three variations of the AR-15 assault rifle are displayed in Sacramento, California.

    June 24, 2016 1:53 PM
    Defying the stereotype, Dave Makings says he'd give up his assault rifle for a comprehensive program to reduce gun violence

    Video Orlando Shooting Changes Debate on Gun Control

    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.

    Heroin Mill Found in New York Candy Shop

    Police say they’ve uncovered massive drug operation in Brooklyn during inspection

    Trump, in Scotland, Links Brexit Vote to His Campaign

    Presumptive Republican nominee describes British Prime Minister David Cameron as 'a good man' who was wrong on Brexit issue

    Sanders Says He Will Vote for Clinton

    In interview with MSNBC Democratic presidential candidate says goal is to stop Donald Trump

    White House Official Says Obama Briefed on UK Vote to Bolt EU

    US president expected to speak with Prime Minister David Cameron 'over the course of the next day' according to official

    Hopes for Obama Immigration Legacy Dashed as Presidency Wanes

    He had vowed to overhaul country’s 'broken' immigration system, but he and Republican-led Congress still remain at bitter odds on the issue

    Interview: Top US Labor Official Talks Job Creation, TPP

    In midst of presidential campaign season where sustained economic recovery, job creation and trade have returned to the fore, Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu talked with VOA's Adrianna Zhang

    Video Entrepreneurs at Global Summit Tackle Range of Challenges

    Innovators strive to halt sexual harassment in India, improve rural health in Myanmar, build businesses in Africa

    Video Worldwide Entrepreneurs Share Ideas at Global Summit in California

    Entrepreneurs from around the world are attending a global summit, sharing ideas on ways to improve education, increase infrastructure, and alleviate poverty. President Barack Obama leads the U.S. delegation at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in California's Silicon Valley. The two-day meeting aims to build connections among investors, educators, business representatives and government officials. VOA’s Deborah Block has more.

    Video Brexit Prompts Market Turmoil; Stocks Plunge Around Globe

    Oil prices fall and value of British currency plunges to three-decade low after unprecedented vote for UK to leave European Union

    Video Obama Blames Republicans for Status Quo on Immigration

    President Barack Obama and some Democrats in Congress have blamed Republicans for Thursday's tied vote in the Supreme Court on Obama's immigration plan. The Republican dominated Senate has refused to vote in a new justice, keeping the country's top court short one member. The eight justices were evenly divided on Obama's executive amnesty for undocumented immigrants. That deadlock leaves in place a lower court ruling that struck down Obama's plan on halting deportations. Zlatica Hoke reports.

    Peaceful Protest, Minority Dissent Aren't New to US Congress

    One analyst notes that the right of minority party members to throw sand in the gears of the majority rests firmly in American political tradition

    Sanders: Elections Come and Go, Revolutions Continue

    At town hall in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate promises progressive platform at upcoming convention

    Marines: Man in Iconic Iwo Jima Flag-raising Photo Misidentified

    Investigative panel finds that Private First Class Harold Schultz of Detroit was in widely known photo and that Navy Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John Bradley was not; Schultz died in 1995

    California Makes Progress on Wildfires, but Danger Remains

    Some evacuation orders are lifted, but red flag warning is issued for mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties

    US Senate Reaches Deal on GMO Labels

    Federal legislation on genetically-modified ingredients could supersede a food-labeling law in Vermont

    Video Singing, Chanting, Vows for Change as Gun Sit-in Ends

    Democratic lawmakers vow to come back after Independence Day holiday recess to renew fight to bring gun control legislation to US House floor

    Immigrants, Advocates React Tearfully to High Court Split

    Opponents of Obama's plan to extend deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants 'will see the answer in November,' a woman says outside court

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    Brexit Vote Plunges Global Markets Into Uncharted Territoryi
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    June 24, 2016 9:38 PM
    British voters plunged global markets into unknown territory after they voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The results of the Brexit vote, the term coined to describe the referendum, caught many off guard. Analysts say the resulting volatility could last for weeks, perhaps longer. Mil Arcega reports.
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    Video Brexit Vote Plunges Global Markets Into Uncharted Territory

    British voters plunged global markets into unknown territory after they voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The results of the Brexit vote, the term coined to describe the referendum, caught many off guard. Analysts say the resulting volatility could last for weeks, perhaps longer. Mil Arcega reports.
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    Video Orlando Shooting Changes Debate on Gun Control

    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.
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    Video Tunisian Fishing Town Searches for Jobs, Local Development Solutions

    As the European Union tries to come to grips with its migrant crisis, some newcomers are leaving voluntarily. But those returning to their home countries face an uncertain future.  Five years after Tunisia's revolution, the tiny North African country is struggling with unrest, soaring unemployment and plummeting growth. From the southern Tunisian fishing town of Zarzis, Lisa Bryant takes a look for VOA at a search for local solutions.
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    Video 'American Troops' in Russia Despite Tensions

    Historic battle re-enactment is a niche hobby with a fair number of adherents in Russia where past military victories are played-up by the Kremlin as a show of national strength. But, one group of World War II re-enactors in Moscow has the rare distinction of choosing to play western ally troops. VOA's Daniel Schearf explains.
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    Video Experts: Very Few Killed in US Gun Violence Are Victims of Mass Shootings

    The deadly shooting at a Florida nightclub has reignited the debate in the U.S. over gun control. Although Congress doesn't provide government health agencies funds to study gun violence, public health experts say private research has helped them learn some things about the issue. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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    Video Trump Unleashes Broadside Against Clinton to Try to Ease GOP Doubts

    Recent public opinion polls show Republican Donald Trump slipping behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election matchup for November. Trump trails her both in fundraising and campaign organization, but he's intensifying his attacks on the former secretary of state. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports.
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    Video Muslim American Mayor Calls for Tolerance

    Syrian-born Mohamed Khairullah describes himself as "an American mayor who happens to be Muslim." As the three-term mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, he believes his town of 6,000 is an example of how ethnicity and religious beliefs should not determine a community's leadership. Ramon Taylor has this report from Prospect Park.
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    Video Internal Rifts Over Syria Policy Could Be Headache for Next US President

    With the Obama administration showing little outward enthusiasm for adopting a more robust Syria policy, there is a strong likelihood that the internal discontent expressed by State Department employees will roll over to the next administration. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.
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    Video Senegal to Park Colorful ‘Cars Rapide’ Permanently

    Brightly painted cars rapide are a hallmark of Dakar, offering residents a cheap way to get around the capital city since 1976. But the privately owned minibuses are scheduled to be parked for good in late 2018, as Ricci Shryock reports for VOA.
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    Video Florida Gets $1 Million in Emergency Government Funding for Orlando

    The U.S. government has granted $1 million in emergency funding to the state of Florida to cover the costs linked to the June 12 massacre in Orlando. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the grant Tuesday in Orlando, where she met with survivors of the shooting attack that killed 49 people. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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    Video How to Print Impossible Shapes with Metal

    3-D printing with metals is rapidly becoming more advanced. As printers become more affordable, the industry is partnering with universities to refine processes for manufacturing previously impossible things. A new 3-D printing lab aims to bring the new technology closer to everyday use. VOA's George Putic reports.
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    Video Big Somali Community in Minnesota Observes Muslim Religious Feast

    Ramadan is widely observed in the north central US state of Minnesota, which a large Muslim community calls home. VOA Somali service reporter Mohmud Masadde files this report from Minneapolis, the state's biggest city.

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