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Images in Museum Exhibit Reflect a Transforming America

Images in Museum Exhibit Reflect a Transforming America

July 03, 2015 5:45 PM
A new exhibit at a Washington museum features a collection of photographs offering a rare look at life in the U.S. during the mid-20th century. The photos help tell the story of a transforming America. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports. More

US Law Enforcement, Cities on Alert for July 4 Holiday

Homeland Security, FBI issue alerts for public to be vigilant during holiday weekend for possible threats following recent terror attacks, calls for violence by Islamic State

UN Calls for Prosecuting Gaza War Crimes

Resolution passes that says Israelis, Palestinians must prosecute alleged crimes; US casts sole dissenting vote

Obama Wins Big, Loses Small in Supreme Court Rulings

President is on winning side in nearly all close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on health care, gay marriage

Hispanic Leaders Warn GOP About Trump

Leaders say businessman's comments about Mexicans hurt Republican party with Hispanic voters and could cost them White House

Obama to Meet Vietnam's Trong

Nguyen Phu Trong, is first Vietnamese Communist leader to visit US, will be arriving shortly after 40th anniversary of end of Vietnam War

Video Grocery Store Tours Emphasize Healthy Choices

Lessons emphasize how to stretch dollars and select foods lower in salt, sugar and fat

Video 'Freedom Frigate' Replica Tours US Ports

A replica of the French warship that brought hope to American colonists battling the British in 1780 is in New York as part of Independence Day celebrations. On Saturday, the Hermione replica joined hundreds of vessels passing the Statue of Liberty for an Independence Day parade. VOA's Deborah Block reports on the ship and its relevance.

Video Grocery Store Tours Emphasize Healthy Choices

People used to buying cheap and unhealthy foods are relearning how to grocery shop by participating in store tours that encourage them to take a healthier approach to buying food, as VOA's Faisa Elmasry reports.

Video Solar Plane Lands in Hawaii

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg has now beaten the previous longest solo piloting record

Video 'Expert Groups' Hammering Out Details of Iran Nuclear Deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry says teams have been working 'very hard and very diligently all day in order to maximize progress', still work to do

US Cancels Burundi Assistance Over Election

The State Department said the government's decision to push ahead with elections 'exacerbated an already dire situation'

Obama: More to Do to Boost US Economy

Most recent Labor Department report shows US had net gain of 223,000 jobs in June

Probe: No Links Among Fires at Black US Churches

Shootings at South Carolina church had stirred fears that fires might have been racially motivated

Experts: US-Cuba Moves Likely to Deepen N Korea’s Isolation

Korea University professor sees US-Cuba normalization as 'quite an ideological eye-opener' for Pyongyang, a longtime Havana ally

Video US Unemployment Falls to Seven-Year Low

June was another good month for job growth, with the U.S. economy adding 223,000 jobs — slightly below expectation but still strong enough to bring unemployment to its lowest level in seven years. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.

Study: Mass Killings, Shootings 'Contagious'

Scientists say media reports of mass killings, school shootings increase incidence of similar events

BP to Pay Nearly $19B in US Oil Spill Damages

Settlement in massive 2010 oil drilling blowout in Gulf of Mexico forsees payments of about $1 billion a year over next 18 years

Video New Recommendations to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

Recommendations include more training so ordinary citizens can deliver CPR and use automated external defibrillator to get the heart started again

Video New US Report Has Recommendations to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

Cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. The majority of people who experience this die, but a U.S. government panel just issued recommendations to improve chances of survival. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.

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July 07, 2015 12:02 PM
If a nuclear deal is reached between Iran and world powers in Vienna, it will be a highly technical road map to be used to monitor nuclear activity in Iran for years to come to ensure Tehran does not make nuclear weapons. Equally as complicated will be dismantling international sanctions that were originally intended to be ironclad. VOA’s Heather Murdock talks to experts about the key challenges any deal will present.
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If a nuclear deal is reached between Iran and world powers in Vienna, it will be a highly technical road map to be used to monitor nuclear activity in Iran for years to come to ensure Tehran does not make nuclear weapons. Equally as complicated will be dismantling international sanctions that were originally intended to be ironclad. VOA’s Heather Murdock talks to experts about the key challenges any deal will present.
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A severe drought in Thailand is limiting the growing season of the country’s important rice crop. Farmers are blaming the government for not doing more to protect a key export. Steve Sandford reports from Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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In 2012, Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka went to make a documentary among civil war refugees in Sudan’s Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains region. What he found surprised him: music was helping to save people from bombing raids by their own government. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
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In her documentary, "From This Day Forward", filmmaker Sharon Shattuck reveals the personal journey of her transgender father, as he told his family that he always felt he was a woman inside and decided to live as one. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video Floodwaters Threaten Iconic American Home

The Farnsworth House in the Midwest State of Illinois is one of the most iconic homes in America. Thousands of tourists visit the site every year. Its location near a river inspired the design of the house, but, as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, that very location is now threatening the existence of this National Historic Landmark.
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Video Olympics Construction Scars Sacred Korean Mountain

Environmentalists in South Korea are protesting a Winter Olympics construction project to build a ski slope through a 500-year-old protected forest. Brian Padden reports that although there is strong national support for hosting the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, there are growing public concerns over the costs and possible ecological damage at the revered mountain.
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As the crowd of journalists covering the Iran talks swells, so too do the opportunities for media coverage.  Hoping to catch the attention of high-level diplomats, the family of American-Iranian marine Amir Hekmati is in Vienna, pleading for his release from an Iranian prison after nearly 4 years.  VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Vienna.
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After pledging a tough response to last Friday’s terror attack in Tunisia, which came just days before the 10th anniversary of the bomb attacks on London’s transport network, British security services are shifting their focus to overseas counter-terror operations. VOA's Henry Ridgwell has more.
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President Barack Obama says the United States will soon reopen its embassy in Cuba for the first time since 1961, ending a half-century of isolation. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Hate groups of various kinds are using the Internet for propaganda and recruitment, and a Jewish human rights organization that monitors these groups, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, says their influence is growing. The messages are different, but the calls to hatred or violence are similar. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports.
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