Denise Long is enrolled in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union's a tuition-free, five-year apprenticeship program outside Washington, D.C.
In a few months, New York City will make history: The city's 8.5 million residents, along with tourists, will be able to access ultra-fast Wi-Fi anywhere in the city, at zero cost. At 3 meters tall, each Wi-Fi portal — featuring dual 140-centimeter HD digital screens for advertising — is every bit as futuristic as you might imagine. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.
Trying to get more people into the U.S. workforce, the Obama administration last year announced $175 million in grants towards apprenticeship programs. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande went inside one training center outside of Washington that has gained national recognition for helping put people on the path to employment.
One scholar says Obama's visit to Islamic Society of Baltimore continued long tradition of US presidents defending religious freedom
Syrian Kurds are expanding an airbase on farmland in northeast Syria that could be used for military purposes, according to Kurdish and US officials
There is wide disagreement over what steps should be taken to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions
Economy has grown, jobs have been added, wages appear to be headed up — but global economic problems could mean uncertainty for US in 2017
Despite candidates’ claims, neither side has monopoly on economic wisdom, according to study of markets’ ups and downs in Democratic and Republican administrations
US Citizenship and Immigrations Services Director Leon Rodriguez delivers strong defense of Syrian Resettlement program
In recent weeks, the issues of immigration, national security and counterterrorism have seemed to overshadow the U.S. economy as a focus of the 2016 presidential campaign. But tthe country’s economic outlook remains on the minds of many Americans who are concerned about their job prospects and growing income inequality. VOA's Aru Pande reports.
President Barack Obama says an attack on one religious faith is an attack on all faiths. He spoke during his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president Wednesday in Baltimore, Maryland. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on the story.
15 Syrian-Americans at Penn State have formed a chapter of a national Muslim fraternity so that they 'can experience college to the full potential' in a way that aligns with their values
Apprehension figures, said to reflect overall number of attempts to enter country illegally, dropped to 23,767 in January compared to more than 37,000 in December
Billionaire attacks Republican rival’s win as unfair, calls for new election in Iowa; Trump ‘lost Iowa and now nobody is talking about him, so he's popping off on Twitter,’ Cruz spokesman responds
US lawmakers question Ottawa's ability to screen large influx of newcomers on short timetable; porous border with Canada makes migration policies ‘a legitimate concern,’ says one senator
In ‘People’ interview, Democratic presidential candidate denies billionaire’s previous claims of friendship and denounces ‘mean-spiritedness’ in campaign
Loosening of campaign finance laws often obfuscates who's really supporting candidates, what favors could be owed should they get elected
What's it like to go to college if you're deaf? And not only deaf, but in a foreign country — and dealing with not just one, but TWO languages that are not your own? At Washington's Gallaudet University — the only university in the world specifically designed for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing — international students take challenges like that in stride.
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Sen. Rand Paul now faces tough re-election fight in Kentucky to keep Senate seat; vocal conservative Rick Santorum finished 11th of 12 candidates Monday, after winning Iowa caucuses in 2012
Director of Michigan environmental agency concedes that officials should have required Flint to take steps to control corrosion of its water pipes