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    Trump, Sanders Say They Would Debate Each Other

    FILE - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press, May 23, 2016, in Los Angeles.

    May 26, 2016 2:09 AM
    The official nominees from each party are not scheduled to hold their first of three debates until September 26

    Video Report Criticizes Clinton's Email Practices

    The monster issue that has been plaguing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is rearing its head again: a new government report says the former secretary of state violated department rules by using her private email server for official business. The State Department inspector general is expected to issue a report Thursday saying the practice had security risks. Zlatica Hoke reports.

    Obama: World Leaders Rattled by Possible Trump Presidency

    President says the world is paying close attention to America and are not sure how seriously to take bombastic billionaire's declarations

    Video Film Captures Hope, Peace in Drawings by Hiroshima Children

    US church shares Japanese kids' creative visions of peace from a devastated city

    Video Drawings by Children in Hiroshima Show Hope and Peace

    On Friday, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, the first American president to do so while in office. In August 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city to force Japan's surrender in World War II. Although their city lay in ruins, some Hiroshima schoolchildren drew pictures of hope and peace. The former students and their drawings are now part of a documentary called “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard.” VOA's Deborah Block has the story.

    Can US Push Countries Toward Change?

    Presidential engagement can help spur regimes to change, but it can take decades

    Air Travelers' Delays Being Addressed, Says US Agency Head

    TSA chief Peter Neffenger tells lawmakers that adding screeners, boosting workers' hours and using more bomb-sniffing dogs should ease airport congestion

    11 States Sue US Over Transgender Bathroom Guidelines in Schools

    Lawsuit, led by Texas, says Obama administration running roughshod over commonsense policies

    US Lawmakers Ask: Is White House Catering to Iran?

    Concerns about Iran’s long-term commitment to nuclear deal, US response to matters outside scope of deal among issues raised at House hearing

    New US Voting Laws Could Suppress Turnout, Some Say

    Restrictions in some states on how and when people can vote will be in place for first time in November’s presidential election, and could hit minorities hardest

    Email Criticism Dogs Clinton Campaign

    Congressional Republicans say report critical of her practices shows she's unfit for presidency; Democrats downplay implications for US security, November election

    Video US Elementary School Offers Living Science Lessons

    Students eat, play and learn in eco-friendly, zero-emission school that offers bouncing chairs, solar calendar and indoor slide

    Video US Elementary School Offers Living Science Lessons

    Zero is not a good score on a test at school. But Discovery Elementary is proud of its “net zero” rating. Net zero describes a building in which the amount of energy provided by on-site renewable sources equals the amount of energy the building uses. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, the innovative features in the building turn the school into a teaching tool, where kids can't help but learn about science and sustainability. Faith Lapidus narrates.

    Billionaire Trump Starts Asking Donors for Campaign Cash

    Presumptive Republican nominee has been self-funding, and has loaned his campaign more than $43 million since announcing his candidacy

    Microsoft Retreats in Smartphone Battle, 1,850 Jobs to Go

    The U.S. company said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million from the business. It did not say how many employees currently work on smartphones in the group as a whole

    State Department Report: Clinton Failed to Follow Email Guidelines

    Her spokesman says there was no precedent for her to use government account

    US Millennials Increasingly Live with Parents

    Decline in marriage and continued modest economic growth drive this trend

    Baby Box Offers 'Safe Haven' for Abandoned Newborns

    Special boxes provide alternative to leaving unwanted babies along roadways or in trash cans

    Video Baby Boxes Offer Safe Haven for Unwanted Children

    No one knows exactly how many babies are abandoned worldwide each year. The statistic is a difficult one to determine because it is illegal in most places. Therefore unwanted babies are often hidden and left to die. But as Erika Celeste reports from Woodburn, Indiana, a new program hopes to make surrendering infants safer for everyone.

    Video California Celebration Showcases Local Wines, Balloons

    Annual festival showcases the region's harvested agriculture, fine wines and offers opportunities to experience the gentle breeze in a hot air balloon flight

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    Chinese-Americans Heart Trump, Bucking National Trendi
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    May 27, 2016 5:57 AM
    A new study conducted by three Asian-American organizations shows there are three times as many Democrats as there are Republicans among Asian-American voters, and they favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. But one group, called Chinese-Americans For Trump, is going against the tide and strongly supports the business tycoon. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee caught up with them at a Trump rally and reports from Anaheim, California.
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    Video Chinese-Americans Heart Trump, Bucking National Trend

    A new study conducted by three Asian-American organizations shows there are three times as many Democrats as there are Republicans among Asian-American voters, and they favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. But one group, called Chinese-Americans For Trump, is going against the tide and strongly supports the business tycoon. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee caught up with them at a Trump rally and reports from Anaheim, California.
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    Video Reactions to Trump's Success Polarized Abroad

    What seemed impossible less than a year ago is now almost a certainty. New York real estate mogul Donald Trump has won the number of delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination. The prospect has sparked as much controversy abroad as it has in the United States. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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    Video Drawings by Children in Hiroshima Show Hope and Peace

    On Friday, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, the first American president to do so while in office. In August 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city to force Japan's surrender in World War II. Although their city lay in ruins, some Hiroshima schoolchildren drew pictures of hope and peace. The former students and their drawings are now part of a documentary called “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard.” VOA's Deborah Block has the story.
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    Video Vietnamese Rapper Performs for Obama

    A prominent young Vietnamese artist told President Obama said she faced roadblocks as a woman rapper, and asked the president about government support for the arts. He asked her to rap, and he even offered to provide a base beat for her. Watch what happened.
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    Video Roots Run Deep for Tunisia's Dwindling Jewish Community

    This week, hundreds of Jewish pilgrims are defying terrorist threats to celebrate an ancient religious festival on the Tunisian island of Djerba. The festivities cast a spotlight on North Africa's once-vibrant Jewish population that has all but died out in recent decades. Despite rising threats of militant Islam and the country's battered economy, one of the Arab world's last Jewish communities is staying put and nurturing a new generation. VOA’s Lisa Bryant reports.
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    Video Meet Your New Co-Worker: The Robot

    Increasing numbers of robots are joining the workforce, as companies scale back and more processes become automated. The latest robots are flexible and collaborative, built to work alongside humans as opposed to replacing them. VOA’s Tina Trinh looks at the next generation of automated employees helping out their human colleagues.
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    Video Wheelchair Technology in Tune With Times

    Technologies for the disabled, including wheelchair technology, are advancing just as quickly as everything else in the digital age. Two new advances in wheelchairs offer improved control and a more comfortable fit. VOA's George Putic reports.
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    Video Baby Boxes Offer Safe Haven for Unwanted Children

    No one knows exactly how many babies are abandoned worldwide each year. The statistic is a difficult one to determine because it is illegal in most places. Therefore unwanted babies are often hidden and left to die. But as Erika Celeste reports from Woodburn, Indiana, a new program hopes to make surrendering infants safer for everyone.
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    Video California Celebration Showcases Local Wines, Balloons

    Communities in the U.S. often hold festivals to show what makes them special. In California, for example, farmers near Fresno celebrate their figs and those around Gilmore showcase their garlic. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the wine-producing region of Temecula offers local vintages in an annual festival where rides on hot-air balloons add to the excitement.
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    Video US Elementary School Offers Living Science Lessons

    Zero is not a good score on a test at school. But Discovery Elementary is proud of its “net zero” rating. Net zero describes a building in which the amount of energy provided by on-site renewable sources equals the amount of energy the building uses. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, the innovative features in the building turn the school into a teaching tool, where kids can't help but learn about science and sustainability. Faith Lapidus narrates.

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