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US Border Arrests Drop for Second Month

President Barack Obama, Aug. 28, 2014.

August 28, 2014 7:24 PM
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Jihadist Recruitment Tools Raise US Concerns

As many as 100 Americans, 900 Europeans thought to have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join groups like the Islamic State

US Grants Intelsat, Eutelsat New Waivers for Iran Channels

Iranian state broadcasts allowed to air on European satellites for additional six months

Reporters Notebook: Grand Jury, a Civic Duty

Grand juries are among the most mysterious and secretive of US judicial institutions, little understood by most Americans, much less foreigners

JPMorgan Probes Possible Cyber Attack

Financial institution disclosed investigation after FBI said Wednesday it was investigating media reports that several US financial companies have been victims of recent attacks

Video Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Widespread infestation by Asian insect called psyllid again highlights danger of transferring non-native species to American soil officials say

Video Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by the Asian insect called psyllid. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. VOA’s George Putic reports.

US Economy Expanding Rapidly

Commerce Department report says second-quarter growth is faster than previously thought

Iraq to Appeal US Court Decision on Disputed Kurdish Oil

On Monday, a district court ruled against a request by the Iraqi government for US authorities to seize a disputed shipment of Kurdish oil

Angelina Jolie Marries Brad Pitt

Actors wed in small private ceremony Saturday in France

Video Obama: Priority is Rolling Back Islamic State Gains in Iraq

President spoke to reporters at White House Thursday, moments before meeting with his national security team on crises in Iraq and Syria

US Seeks International Coalition to Defeat IS Militants

US aircraft conducted three more strikes Wednesday against IS targets in the vicinity of Irbil and the Mosul Dam

US to Consider Domestic Abuse in Asylum Cases

Asylum applicants must prove that the government in their home country was involved in their persecution, or was unable or unwilling to stop it.

Niger's Parliamentary Head Faces Baby-Trafficking Arrest

Hama Amadou is one of country's leading opposition members

Blackwater Case Goes to Jury

Four defendants allegedly killed 14 Iraqis and wounded 18 at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007

US Coast Guard Fires at Iranian Boat in Gulf

Cmdr. Kevin Stephens says personnel on small boat dispatched from US Coast Guard patrol boat fired single shot when it saw crew on nearby Iranian dhow aiming one of its two .50-caliber machine guns at them

Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor With Uzi in Arizona

Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl Monday at a shooting range in Mohave County, south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger

NASA: New Heavy-Lift Rocket Likely for 2018 Debut

NASA estimates it could spend almost $12 billion developing initial rocket, and potentially billions more to build and fly heavier-lift next-generation boosters

Video Made in America Socks Get Toehold in Online Fashion Market

Three young entrepreneurs are hoping to revolutionize the high-end sock industry by introducing all-American creations of their own. And they’re doing most of it the old-fashioned way. VOA’s Julie Taboh recently caught up with them to learn what goes into making their one-of-a-kind socks.

Video 'Made in America' Socks Get a Toehold in Online Fashion Market

Small company makes luxury American dress socks at knitting mill in North Carolina

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West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015i
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Carol Pearson
August 30, 2014 7:14 PM
A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak is occurring. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
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Video West Africa Ebola Vaccine Trials Possible by Early 2015

A U.S. health agency is speeding up clinical trials of a possible vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that so far has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa. If successful, the next step would be a larger trial in countries where the outbreak is occurring. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
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Video Survivors Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Nazi Liquidation of Jewish Ghetto

When the German Nazi army occupied the Polish city of Lodz in 1939, it marked the beginning of a long nightmare for the Jewish community that once made up one third of the population. Roughly 200,000 people were forced into the Lodz Ghetto. Less than 7,000 survived. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, some survivors gathered at the Union League Club in Chicago on the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto to remember those who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime.
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Video Cost to Raise Child in US Continues to Rise

The cost of raising a child in the United States continues to rise. In its latest annual report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says middle income families with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend more than $240,000 before that child turns 18. And sending that child to college more than doubles that amount. VOA’s Deborah Block visited with a couple with one child in Alexandria, Virginia, to learn if the report reflects their lifestyle.
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Video Chaotic Afghan Vote Recount Threatens Nation’s Future

Afghanistan’s troubled presidential election continues to be rocked by turmoil as an audit of the ballots drags on. The U.N. says the recount will not be completed before September 10. Observers say repeated disputes and delays are threatening the orderly transfer of power and could have dangerous consequences. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
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Video Ukraine Battles Pro-Russia Rebel Assault

After NATO concluded an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the country is struggling to contain heavy fighting near the strategic port of Mariupol, on the Azov Sea. Separatist rebels are trying to capture the city, allegedly with Russian military help, and Ukraine's defense forces are digging in. VOA's Daniel Schearf spoke with analysts about what lies ahead for Ukraine.
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Video Growing Business Offers Paint with a Twist of Wine

Two New Orleans area women started a small business seven years ago with one thing in mind: to help their neighbors relieve the stress of coping with a hurricane's aftermath. Today their business, which pairs painting and a little bit of wine, has become one of the fastest growing franchises across the U.S. VOA’s June Soh met the entrepreneurs at their newest franchise location in the Washington suburbs.
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Video Ebola Vaccine Trials To Begin Next Week

The National Institutes of Health says it is launching early stage trials of a vaccine to prevent the Ebola virus, which has infected or killed thousands of people across West Africa. The World Health Organization says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people across the region by the time the outbreak is over. The epidemic has health experts and governments scrambling to prevent more people from becoming infected. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Asian Bacteria Threatens Florida Orange Trees

Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by the Asian insect called psyllid. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Aging Will Reduce Economic Growth Worldwide in Coming Decades

The world is getting older, fast. And as more people retire each year, fewer working-age people will be there to replace them. Bond rating agency Moody’s says that will lead to a decline in household savings; reducing global investments - which in turn, will lead to slower economic growth around the world. But experts say it’s not too late to mitigate the economic impact of the world’s aging populations. Mil Arcega has more.
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Video Is West Doing Enough to Tackle Islamic State?

U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq to fight militants of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, despite officials in Washington describing the extremist group as the biggest threat the United States has faced in years. Henry Ridgwell reports from London on the growing uncertainty over whether the West’s response to ISIS will be enough to defeat the terrorist threat.
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Video Coalition to Fight Islamic State Could Reward Assad

The United States along with European and Mideast allies are considering a broader assault against Islamic State fighters who have spread from Syria into Iraq and risk further destabilizing an already troubled region. But as VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, confronting those militants could end up helping the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Video Made in America Socks Get Toehold in Online Fashion Market

Three young entrepreneurs are hoping to revolutionize the high-end sock industry by introducing all-American creations of their own. And they’re doing most of it the old-fashioned way. VOA’s Julie Taboh recently caught up with them to learn what goes into making their one-of-a-kind socks.
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Video Americans, Ex-Pats Send Relief Supplies to West Africa

Health organizations from around the world are sending supplies and specialists to the West African countries that are dealing with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. On a smaller scale, ordinary Americans and African expatriates living in the United States are doing the same. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.

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