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    Experts: Very Few Killed in US Gun Violence Are Victims of Mass Shootings

    Experts: Very Few Killed in US Gun Violence Are Victims of Mass Shootings

    June 22, 2016 8:35 PM
    The deadly shooting at a Florida nightclub has reignited the debate in the U.S. over gun control. Although Congress doesn't provide government health agencies funds to study gun violence, public health experts say private research has helped them learn some things about the issue. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.

    US Lawmakers Question Stepped-up Engagement With Venezuela

    US diplomat's Caracas visit is aimed at fostering dialogue that may lead to solutions for Venezuela, State Department spokesman says

    Former Ford, Bush National Security Adviser Scowcroft Endorses Clinton

    Elder statesman joins a number of well-known Republicans defecting due to the prospect of a Trump presidency

    US to Host Pledging Conference for Iraq

    State Department says UN has already been forced to shutter dozens of lifesaving programs under its humanitarian response plan because of lack of funds

    US Envoy Talks With Venezuela President Maduro Amid Crisis

    Meeting was to re-start relations between ideologically opposed governments amid punishing economic crisis in South American nation

    Video Muslim American Mayor Calls for Tolerance

    Syrian-born Mohamed Khairullah describes himself as "an American mayor who happens to be Muslim." As the three-term mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, he believes his town of 6,000 is an example of how ethnicity and religious beliefs should not determine a community's leadership. Ramon Taylor has this report from Prospect Park.

    End of Islamic State Could Be Start of Larger Anti-Terror Fight

    Al-Qaida, other terror groups lurking, ready to fill the void as officials warn global jihadist movement shows no sign of slowing down

    Video Trump Unleashes Broadside Against Clinton to Try to Ease GOP Doubts

    He says 'no secretary of state has been more wrong, more often'; many Republicans, though, say he has work to do to make himself a viable candidate

    House Democrats Launch Sit-in to Demand Gun Reform

    Civil rights icon John Lewis leads protest; surprised Republicans cut off television coverage and microphones, but Democrats used cellphone apps to launch their own broadcasts

    Video Trump Unleashes Broadside Against Clinton to Try to Ease GOP Doubts

    Recent public opinion polls show Republican Donald Trump slipping behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election matchup for November. Trump trails her both in fundraising and campaign organization, but he's intensifying his attacks on the former secretary of state. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports.

    Trump, Clinton Sharpen Attacks During Campaign Rallies

    Real estate mogul says former secretary of state 'most corrupt person' to run for president; Democratic front-runner responds to Trump's 'outlandish lies'

    Must Bound Republican Delegates Vote for Trump?

    Arizona Delegate Talmage Pearce is pledged to Trump — but he says he can't vote for him in 'good conscience'

    Video An American Mayor Who Happens to Be Muslim

    Syrian American Mohamed Khairullah moved to Prospect Park, NJ, when he was a teenager; now he leads the town

    Senate Votes Down FBI Spying Bill

    Bill was Republican response to massacre after push for gun-control measures sponsored by both parties failed

    IMF Cuts US Economic Growth Forecast

    Managing Director Christine Lagarde says world's largest economy 'is in good shape' but cites four forces holding it back from expanding

    Former Presidential Candidate Rubio to Seek Re-election to Senate

    Rubio's decision to run again reverses a promise he made last year that he would retire from the Senate if his run for the presidency was not successful

    Trump to Visit Scotland Golf Properties, Detouring From Campaign

    GOP candidate leaves Thursday for 3 days, despite lagging fundraising and campaign organization

    Controversial Prison Gets Ready for Democratic Convention

    Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be used if necessary to hold protesters who are arrested during convention next month

    Putin Accuses NATO of 'Aggressive Actions' and 'Rhetoric'

    Russian leader Putin urges lawmakers to support country's response to NATO's actions, including strengthening of Russia's defense capacity

    Wildfires Rage Across Western US, but Homes Mostly Spared

    For days, wildfires have raged amid spiking heat across Southern California and much of the West, driving hundreds of people from their homes

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    Brexit Vote Plunges Global Markets Into Uncharted Territoryi
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    June 24, 2016 9:38 PM
    British voters plunged global markets into unknown territory after they voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The results of the Brexit vote, the term coined to describe the referendum, caught many off guard. Analysts say the resulting volatility could last for weeks, perhaps longer. Mil Arcega reports.
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    Video Brexit Vote Plunges Global Markets Into Uncharted Territory

    British voters plunged global markets into unknown territory after they voted Thursday to leave the European Union. The results of the Brexit vote, the term coined to describe the referendum, caught many off guard. Analysts say the resulting volatility could last for weeks, perhaps longer. Mil Arcega reports.
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    Video Orlando Shooting Changes Debate on Gun Control

    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.
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    Video Tunisian Fishing Town Searches for Jobs, Local Development Solutions

    As the European Union tries to come to grips with its migrant crisis, some newcomers are leaving voluntarily. But those returning to their home countries face an uncertain future.  Five years after Tunisia's revolution, the tiny North African country is struggling with unrest, soaring unemployment and plummeting growth. From the southern Tunisian fishing town of Zarzis, Lisa Bryant takes a look for VOA at a search for local solutions.
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    Video 'American Troops' in Russia Despite Tensions

    Historic battle re-enactment is a niche hobby with a fair number of adherents in Russia where past military victories are played-up by the Kremlin as a show of national strength. But, one group of World War II re-enactors in Moscow has the rare distinction of choosing to play western ally troops. VOA's Daniel Schearf explains.
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    Video Experts: Very Few Killed in US Gun Violence Are Victims of Mass Shootings

    The deadly shooting at a Florida nightclub has reignited the debate in the U.S. over gun control. Although Congress doesn't provide government health agencies funds to study gun violence, public health experts say private research has helped them learn some things about the issue. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
    Video

    Video Trump Unleashes Broadside Against Clinton to Try to Ease GOP Doubts

    Recent public opinion polls show Republican Donald Trump slipping behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election matchup for November. Trump trails her both in fundraising and campaign organization, but he's intensifying his attacks on the former secretary of state. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports.
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    Video Muslim American Mayor Calls for Tolerance

    Syrian-born Mohamed Khairullah describes himself as "an American mayor who happens to be Muslim." As the three-term mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, he believes his town of 6,000 is an example of how ethnicity and religious beliefs should not determine a community's leadership. Ramon Taylor has this report from Prospect Park.
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    Video Internal Rifts Over Syria Policy Could Be Headache for Next US President

    With the Obama administration showing little outward enthusiasm for adopting a more robust Syria policy, there is a strong likelihood that the internal discontent expressed by State Department employees will roll over to the next administration. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.
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    Video Senegal to Park Colorful ‘Cars Rapide’ Permanently

    Brightly painted cars rapide are a hallmark of Dakar, offering residents a cheap way to get around the capital city since 1976. But the privately owned minibuses are scheduled to be parked for good in late 2018, as Ricci Shryock reports for VOA.
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    Video Florida Gets $1 Million in Emergency Government Funding for Orlando

    The U.S. government has granted $1 million in emergency funding to the state of Florida to cover the costs linked to the June 12 massacre in Orlando. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the grant Tuesday in Orlando, where she met with survivors of the shooting attack that killed 49 people. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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    Video How to Print Impossible Shapes with Metal

    3-D printing with metals is rapidly becoming more advanced. As printers become more affordable, the industry is partnering with universities to refine processes for manufacturing previously impossible things. A new 3-D printing lab aims to bring the new technology closer to everyday use. VOA's George Putic reports.
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    Video Big Somali Community in Minnesota Observes Muslim Religious Feast

    Ramadan is widely observed in the north central US state of Minnesota, which a large Muslim community calls home. VOA Somali service reporter Mohmud Masadde files this report from Minneapolis, the state's biggest city.

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