FILE -- Three variations of the AR-15 assault rifle are displayed in Sacramento, California.
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
In interview with MSNBC Democratic presidential candidate says goal is to stop Donald Trump
US president expected to speak with Prime Minister David Cameron 'over the course of the next day' according to official
He had vowed to overhaul country’s 'broken' immigration system, but he and Republican-led Congress still remain at bitter odds on the issue
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
Innovators strive to halt sexual harassment in India, improve rural health in Myanmar, build businesses in Africa
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.
Oil prices fall and value of British currency plunges to three-decade low after unprecedented vote for UK to leave European Union
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.
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
At town hall in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate promises progressive platform at upcoming convention
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
Some evacuation orders are lifted, but red flag warning is issued for mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties
Federal legislation on genetically-modified ingredients could supersede a food-labeling law in Vermont
Democratic lawmakers vow to come back after Independence Day holiday recess to renew fight to bring gun control legislation to US House floor
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