A display from the “Giving in America” which showcases the role of philanthropy in shaping American civic culture, including museums, libraries, orchestras, universities and hospitalsin seen in Washington, Nov. 23, 2015.
Attorneys say Supreme Court ruling earlier this year puts series of convictions in case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in jeopardy
A week after Turkey shot down Russian fighter jet, US president calls for de-escalation of tensions between two countries and a unified front on Syrian conflict
The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado is being held without bond on charges of first degree murder. Robert Lewis Dear appeared in court Monday where he was advised of multiple charges against him, including murder and attempted murder. Three people were killed and nine others were wounded in the gun attack Friday at the Colorado Springs clinic that provides services to low-income women. Zlatica Hoke reports.
While Rosa Parks became a symbol of the US civil rights movement, anniversary of her arrest also highlights lesser-known pioneers
Gayle Smith, a long-time White House adviser on development issues, confirmed by vote of 79-7 with strong support from both Democrats and Republicans
U.S. President Barack Obama Monday urged world leaders to “rise to this moment” in the fight against climate change, as he addressed the opening of the United Nations climate summit in Paris. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande has more from the French capital, which is still reeling from the Nov. 13 terrorist attack.
Latest 7,800 pages means two-thirds of emails now public; remaining documents to be released by end of January
Lori Berenson returning to New York, two decades after being found guilty of aiding leftist rebels in Peru
Virginia student's love of computer science inspires non-profit, which hosts coding workshops for elementary-age kids
In the US, computer science jobs are some of the fastest growing and highest paying, but a majority of students have no access to computer science classes before high school or college. A high school student, who became fascinated with the intricacies of coding, wants to inspire children to do coding and perhaps consider careers in computer science. VOA's June Soh has more on Swetha Prabakaran, who was recently recognized by the White House for her effort. Carol Pearson narrates.
According to a recent study, 34 percent of Maryland's 3rd graders are reading below grade level. Holly Gray has spent years mentoring young people in Baltimore, Maryland's largest city. Her latest effort to change that statistic is helping the community get more access to books. For VOA, Michelle Chavez reports.
New measures to allow Homeland Security to immediately collect more information from travelers about past visits to countries the US consider to be a ' terrorist safe haven'
Robert Lewis Dear, 57, wore bulletproof vest as judge told him he faces first-degree murder charges and possibly more
Research group comScore predicts that e-commerce will hit $70 billion for holiday season that ends in late December
President also voices regret to Kremlin leader over shootdown on sidelines of UN climate summit in Paris as two leaders discuss in detail Syrian war, need for political settlement
William Porter, who is black, one of six police charged in death of Gray, who died in back of a police van of a severe spinal cord injury after his arrest
Meeting on sidelines of Paris climate summit, US and Chinese leaders reaffirm last year’s pledges, saying talks present 'crucial opportunity to enhance action’
Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it will rack up over $3 billion in sales
Many of the religious leaders invited to Republican candidate’s meet-and-greet were surprised that gathering was being touted by his campaign as endorsement