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    LIVE BLOG: Clinton Becomes First Woman Nominated for President

    Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears on a large monitor to thank delegates during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016.

    July 26, 2016 3:41 PM
    Following roll-call vote, Tuesday's speakers will include former President Bill Clinton, plus mothers of young black victims of violence

    US to Address Illegal Immigration From Central America

    Costa Rica will aid in screening, and Obama administration will expand Central American Minors program to provide safer, more orderly entries of qualified youths

    US: 'Revolution' of Cyber Attacks Prompts New Protection Efforts

    White House sets threat levels to determine appropriate government response

    Video Clinton Running Mate Tim Kaine Brings Unusual Resume to Campaign

    He speaks Spanish. He’s been a Catholic missionary and got his law degree from Harvard University. Now he can add to his resume: Hillary Clinton’s running mate for the 2016 presidential election.” A look at Virginia's Democratic Party Senator and Vice Presidential hopeful, Tim Kaine.

    Hillary Clinton's Nomination Makes History

    She becomes first woman chosen as a major party’s presidential candidate, a feat less surprising for some younger voters who’ve seen advances throughout their lifetimes

    US Democrats Feature First Transgender Speaker at Party Convention

    But Sarah McBride’s appearance in Philadelphia won't be only milestone for LGBT community in this year’s election cycle

    Video US Democrats Set to Nominate Hillary Clinton as Their Presidential Candidate

    Former secretary of state to become first US woman to be major political party's standard bearer

    Democratic Issues Platform Reflects Obama, Clinton

    Foreign policy section of platform in part reads like list of highlights from past eight years of Obama White House

    Pyongyang: US Would Pay 'Terrifying Price' for Destabilizing Korean Peninsula

    Warning comes after US Secretary of State Kerry blasts North Korea over its nuclear and missile tests

    Video First Time Delegate’s First Day Frustrations

    With thousands of people filling the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh narrowed in on one delegate as she made her first trip to a national party convention. It was a day that was anything but routine for this United States military veteran.

    Democrats Seek Unity in Convention Backing Clinton

    Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Warren energize crowd, seek to soothe disappointment on first day of party's convention

    Commerce Thrives on US-Mexico Border

    Locals say there are many entangled issues at the border that require clearheaded examination, not heated rhetoric

    Democrats Link Russia, Email Leaks ... and Trump

    Top Clinton officials accuse Russian hackers of trying to interfere in US election, and help Republican candidate win presidency

    Video Commerce Thrives on US-Mexico Border

    At the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia this week, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, is expected to attack proposals made by her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Last Friday, President Barack Obama hosted his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto, to underscore the good relations between the two countries. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Tucson.

    Multimedia Sanders Urges Supporters to Back Clinton as Democratic Convention Opens

    Many Sanders supporters are angry about leaked emails from Democratic Party leaders that seemed to show a bias in favor of Hillary Clinton during the primaries

    Kerry: US Encouraged by Support for Rule of Law in South China Sea

    Kerry praises candid and constructive discussions about a ‘path forward’ following a tribunal decision against China

    Video Sanders Urges Supporters to Back Clinton as Democratic Convention Opens

    U.S. Democrats opened their national convention in Philadelphia Monday amid renewed tension between backers of nominee-in-waiting Hillary Clinton and former rival Bernie Sanders. Supporters of the insurgent candidacy are angry about leaked emails from Democratic Party officials that seem to show they preferred Clinton over Sanders in the primaries. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Philadelphia.

    Multimedia With Unique View as Candidate's Spouse, Bill Clinton Set to Address Democratic Convention

    Former president follows big first night speeches from Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders

    Democrats' Day One Tension Over Sanders Ends on High Note

    Delegates who booed the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency earlier in the day seemed to accept Sanders’ plea to support her against Donald Trump

    'Pokemon Go' Players Stumble on Hidden History

    Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques

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    Philadelphia Uses DNC Spotlight to Profile Historic Role in Founding of United Statesi
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    July 28, 2016 2:16 AM
    The slogan of the Democratic National Convention now underway in Philadelphia is “Let’s Make History Again” which recognizes the role the city played in the foundation of the United States in the 18th century. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, local institutions are opening their doors in an effort to capitalize on the convention spotlight to draw visitors, and to offer more than just a history lesson.
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    Video Philadelphia Uses DNC Spotlight to Profile Historic Role in Founding of United States

    The slogan of the Democratic National Convention now underway in Philadelphia is “Let’s Make History Again” which recognizes the role the city played in the foundation of the United States in the 18th century. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, local institutions are opening their doors in an effort to capitalize on the convention spotlight to draw visitors, and to offer more than just a history lesson.
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    Video Uganda Unveils its First Solar-powered Bus

    A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa has made its public debut. Kiira Motors' electric bus, Kayoola, displayed recently at a stadium in Uganda's capital. From Kampala, Maurice Magorane filed this report narrated by Salem Solomon.
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    Video Silicon Valley: More Than A Place, It's a Culture

    Silicon Valley is a technology powerhouse and a place that companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple call home. It is a region in northern California that stretches from San Francisco to San Jose. But, more than that, it's known for its startup culture. VOA's Elizabeth Lee went inside one company to find out what it's like to work in a startup.
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    Video Immigrant Delegate Marvels at Democratic Process

    It’s been a bitter and divisive election season – but first time Indian-American delegate Dr. Shashi Gupta headed to the Democratic National Convention with a sense of hope. VOA’s Katherine Gypson followed this immigrant with the love of U.S. politics all the way to Philadelphia.
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    Video A Life of Fighting Back: Hillary Clinton Shatters Glass Ceiling

    Hillary Clinton made history Thursday, overcoming personal and political setbacks to become the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party. If she wins in November, she will go from “first lady” to U.S. Senator from New York, to Secretary of State, to “Madam President.” Polls show Clinton is both beloved and despised. White House Correspondent Cindy Saine takes a look at the life of the woman both supporters and detractors agree is a fighter for the ages.
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    Video Dutch Entrepreneurs Turn Rainwater Into Beer

    June has been recorded as one of the wettest months in more than a century in many parts of Europe. To a group of entrepreneurs in Amsterdam the rain came as a blessing, as they used the extra water to brew beer. Serginho Roosblad has more to the story.
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    Video First Time Delegate’s First Day Frustrations

    With thousands of people filling the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh narrowed in on one delegate as she made her first trip to a national party convention. It was a day that was anything but routine for this United States military veteran.
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    Video Commerce Thrives on US-Mexico Border

    At the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia this week, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, is expected to attack proposals made by her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Last Friday, President Barack Obama hosted his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto, to underscore the good relations between the two countries. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Tucson.
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    Video Film Helps Save Ethiopian Children Thought to be Cursed

    'Omo Child' looks at effort of African man to stop killings of ‘mingi’ children
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    Video London’s Financial Crown at Risk as Rivals Eye Brexit Opportunities

    By most measures, London rivals New York as the only true global financial center. But Britain’s vote to leave the European Union – so-called ‘Brexit’ – means the city could lose its right to sell services tariff-free across the bloc, risking its position as Europe’s financial headquarters. Already some banks have said they may shift operations to the mainland. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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    Video Recycling Lifeline for Lebanon’s Last Glassblowers

    In a small Lebanese coastal town, one family is preserving a craft that stretches back millennia. The art of glass blowing was developed by Phoenicians in the region, and the Khalifehs say they are the only ones keeping the skill alive in Lebanon. But despite teaming up with an eco-entrepreneur and receiving an unexpected boost from the country’s recent trash crisis the future remains uncertain. John Owens reports from Sarafand.
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    Video Migrants Continue to Risk Lives Crossing US Border from Mexico

    In his speech Thursday before the Republican National Convention, the party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, reiterated his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if elected. Polls show a large percentage of Americans support better control of the nation's southwestern border, but as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from the border town of Nogales in the Mexican state of Sonora, the situation faced by people trying to cross the border is already daunting.

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