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    Obama Decries Discrimination Against Muslim Americans

    July 21, 2016 10:23 PM
    President hosts Muslim dignitaries for Eid dinner at White House

    Video Obama Makes Remarks at Eid Celebration at White House

    President Barack Obama lauded Muslim Americans as patriots and heroes, and decried discrimination and violence against Muslims in the U.S.

    Video Wall Already Runs Along Parts of US-Mexico Border

    Large metal barrier that separates Nogales, Arizona, from Nogales, Sonora, isn't that popular with those who live near it

    NBA Pulls 2017 All-Star Game Out of North Carolina Over Bathroom Bill

    Many say law discriminates against transgender people; league decision will cost state millions of dollars that basketball fans spend every year at the game

    Trump Comments on Withdrawing US Forces from Asia Raise Alarm

    'It’s clear that Trump has not studied and is thus ignorant about American interests ... in that part of the world,' former VP Walter Mondale says

    White House Walks Fine Line in Wake of Turkey Coup Attempt

    US expresses support for Turkey's democratically-elected government, but also concern about Ankara's crackdown

    How Did Trump Get Here?

    Nothing about Trump - his background, his flamboyant personality - said presidential candidate, but here we are

    Video Wall Already Runs Along Parts of US-Mexico Border

    The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, gained the support of many voters by saying he would build a wall to keep undocumented immigrants and drugs from coming across the border from Mexico. Critics have called his idea impractical and offensive to Mexico, while supporters say such a bold approach is needed to control the border. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from the border town of Nogales, Arizona.

    Fox News Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Charges

    Gretchen Carlson, former ‘Fox & Friends’ host who filed lawsuit against Roger Ailes, among a number of female employees making allegations

    Russian Agent Sentenced for Illegally Exporting US High-tech Gear

    Alexander Fishenko draws 10-year prison term for shipping $50M worth of electronic components to be used in radar, guidance systems, bomb detonators

    Ivanka Trump: Model, Businesswoman, Daughter to Republican Nominee

    In effort to increase campaign’s appeal to women, Ivanka Trump to introduce her father before his nomination speech

    Video Activists Take Messages to Communities, Far From US Political Conventions

    Causes range from immigrant rights to the Black Lives Matter movement to voter empowerment

    Kerry: IS Losing Money and Fighters, But Still a Terror Threat

    US secretary of state praises coalition action to sap Islamic State's strength, but also warns more fighting will be necessary, urges allies to cooperate more closely

    Young Cambodians Look Forward to Quizzing Obama — Again

    US president has tried to connect with youths via Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative, and he'll be present at next summit in Laos in September

    LIVE BLOG: Donald Trump Vows Action, Law-and-order in Convention Speech

    Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention, painting America as a country in dire straits, under attack both at home and abroad. He says he is the only candidate capable of making America safe and vows to take the actions necessary to protect Americans who feel unsafe.

    Study: Higher Mortality Among Black Voters Skews Election Results

    The biggest difference in mortality falls between the ages of 40 and 65 -- when voting activity peaks

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy

    Concerns arise over how proposal for providing ‘lethal defensive weapons’ was altered

    Police Shoot Unarmed African-American Man With Arms Raised

    Florida police chief offers no explanation, but promises thorough investigation of incident, which was recorded on cellphone

    Two Early Front-runners Emerge in Race for UN Chief

    Portuguese ex-PM Guterres and Slovenia’s former president Turk both garnered strong support from Security Council’s 15 members in first informal ballots

    Video Trump Snub Cracks Party Unity, Positions Cruz for 2020

    Texas senator draws party ire — and chorus of boos — for refusing to endorse nominee Donald Trump

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    In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movementi
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    July 22, 2016 11:49 AM
    The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.
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    Video In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movement

    The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.
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    Video Scientists in Poland Race to Save Honeybees

    Honeybees are in danger worldwide. Causes of what's known as colony collapse disorder range from pesticides and loss of habitat to infections. But scientists in Poland say they are on track to finding a cure for one of the diseases. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Wall Already Runs Along Parts of US-Mexico Border

    The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, gained the support of many voters by saying he would build a wall to keep undocumented immigrants and drugs from coming across the border from Mexico. Critics have called his idea impractical and offensive to Mexico, while supporters say such a bold approach is needed to control the border. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from the border town of Nogales, Arizona.
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    Video New HIV Tests Emphasize Rapid Results

    As the global fight against AIDS intensifies, activists have placed increasing importance on getting people to know their HIV status. Some companies are developing new HIV testing methods designed to be quick, easy and accurate. Thuso Khumalo looks at the latest methods, presented at the International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.
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    Video African Youth with HIV Urge More Support

    HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is the top killer of teens in sub-Saharan Africa. But many youths say their experience with the virus is unique and needs to be addressed differently than the adult epidemic. VOA South African Correspondent Anita Powell reports.
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    Video Poor Residents in Cleveland Not Feeling High Hopes of Republican Convention

    With the Republican Party's National Convention underway in Cleveland, Ohio, delegates and visitors are gathered in the host city's downtown - waiting to hear from the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But a few kilometers from the convention's venue, Cleveland's poorest residents are not convinced Trump or his policies will make a difference in their lives. VOA's Ramon Taylor spoke with some of these residents as well as some of the Republican delegates and filed this report.
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    Video Pop-Up Art Comes to Your Living Room, Backyard and Elsewhere

    Around the world, independent artists and musicians wrestle with a common problem: where to exhibit or perform? Traditional spaces such as museums and galleries are reserved for bigger names, and renting a space is not feasible for many. Enter ArtsUp, which connects artists with venue owners. Whether it’s a living room, restaurant, office or even a boat, pop-up events are bringing music and art to unexpected places. Tina Trinh has more.
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    Video With Yosemite as Backdrop, Obama Praises National Parks

    Last month, President Barack Obama and his family visited some of the most beautiful national parks in the U.S. Using the majestic backdrop of a towering waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park, Obama praised the national park system which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. He talked about the importance of America’s “national treasures” and the need to protect them from climate change and other threats. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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    Video Counter-Islamic State Coalition Plots Next Steps

    As momentum shifts against Islamic State in Iraq, discussions are taking place about the next steps for driving the terrorist group from its final strongholds. Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting a counter-IS meeting at the State Department, a day after defense ministers from more than 30 countries reviewed and agreed upon a course of action. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports.
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    Video Russia's Participation at Brazil Olympic Games Still In Question

    The International Olympic Committee has delayed a decision on whether to ban all Russian teams from competing in next month's Olympic Games in Brazil over allegations of an elaborate doping scheme. The World Anti-Doping Agency recently released an independent report alleging widespread doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. So far, only Russian track and field athletes have been barred from the Summer Games in Brazil. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
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    Video Scotland’s Booming Whisky Industry Fears Brexit Hangover

    After Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government wants to break away from the United Kingdom – fearing the nation’s exports are at risk. Among the biggest of these is whisky. Henry Ridgwell reports on a time of turmoil for those involved in the ancient art of distilling Scotland’s most famous product.
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    Video Millennials Could Determine Who Wins Race to White House

    With only four months to go until Americans elect a new president, one group of voters is getting a lot more attention these days: those ages 18 to 35, a generation known as millennials. It’s a demographic that some analysts say could have the power to decide the 2016 election. But a lot depends on whether they actually turn out to vote. VOA’s Alexa Lamanna reports.

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