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Floodwaters Recede in Houston, but Rain Continues

May 27, 2015 11:43 PM
Heavy rains on Monday and early Tuesday caused rivers to swell in eastern and central Texas, washing away homes and killing at least 13 people More

Video Flood Waters Recede in Houston, but Rain Continues

Many parts of Texas are recovering from one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southwestern state. Heavy rains on Monday and early Tuesday caused rivers to swell in eastern and central Texas, washing away homes and killing at least 13 people. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, flood waters are receding slowly in the country's fourth-largest city, and there likely is to be more rain in the coming days.

Carter: US Will Remain Top Security Power in Asia-Pacific

In visit to Hawaii, defense secretary says Asian nations must stop militarizing their dispute over Spratly Islands

Pentagon: Live Anthrax Accidentally Sent to Labs in US, S Korea

Labs were supposed to get dead spores as part of program to develop test to identify biological threats

Hundreds Evacuated in Texas After Storms Leave at Least 15 Dead

Death toll expected to rise, with about a dozen people still missing and new round of thunderstorms pelting already flood-hit cities of Houston and Austin

Justice Department Cites US Interests in FIFA Case

It claims corruption committed on American soil and hurt American interests; probe continues

Video More Arrests Expected in FIFA Corruption Case

Football fans around the world are still in shock over the corruption indictments of top FIFA officials, corporate officials and marketing companies by the United States government. And there is promise of more to come. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from New York.

Few Easy Words to Be Had as US Spelling Bee Begins

Youthful contestants in national competition come from eight countries and all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, US territories and Defense Department schools

Video US Voters Seek Answers From Presidential Candidates on IS Gains

Growth of Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria comes as 2016 US presidential campaign kicks off in Midwest state of Iowa

Video US Voters Seek Answers From Presidential Candidates on IS Gains

The growth of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria comes as the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign kicks off in the Midwest state of Iowa.   As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, voters want to know how the candidates would handle recent militant gains in the Middle East.

Questions Surround June 30 Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal

Saturday's meeting in Geneva comes as some parties in talks raise issue about whether negotiators will meet the deadline for agreement

Multimedia World Reacts to FIFA Indictments

While some applaud corruption charges, Russia calls on 'Washington to stop attempts to make justice far beyond its borders'

Meme, Photobomb, Clickbait Among New Merriam-Webster Words

In all, there are now 1,700 new entries in the publisher's unabridged English-language dictionary

Biden: US Stands With Ukraine to Fight Russian Aggression

Vice president says Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown contempt for sovereignty of his nation's neighbors

Video US, Swiss Authorities Unveil Major FIFA Corruption Cases

Football's world governing body, FIFA, was rocked Wednesday by a massive U.S. federal corruption indictment against current and former top officials and the announcement of a separate investigation by Swiss authorities into allegations connected to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. As she outlined details of the investigation, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says lies, corruption and bribery have plagued FIFA for over two decades. VOA's Jeff Custer reports.

US Officials to Release Hurricane Season Forecast

It officially runs June 1 - Nov. 30, but this season's first storm, Tropical Storm Ana, came ashore in North Carolina earlier this month, bringing much rain to the region

FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges

FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges

Al-Qaida Operative Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

Saddiq al-Abbadi pleads guilty in Brooklyn federal court to conspiracy to murder American troops abroad and to providing material support to a terrorist group

Clinton Returns to South Carolina, Site of Humbling '08 Loss

Hillary Clinton is again favored to win Democratic nomination, but even more so this time, with no formidable challenger on the horizon

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May 27, 2015 9:31 PM
Cars with parts made by 3D printers are already on the road, but engineers are still learning about this new technology. While testing the possibility of printing an entire car, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy recently created an electric-powered replica of an iconic sports roadster. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video 3D Printer Makes Replica of Iconic Sports Car

Cars with parts made by 3D printers are already on the road, but engineers are still learning about this new technology. While testing the possibility of printing an entire car, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy recently created an electric-powered replica of an iconic sports roadster. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video US Voters Seek Answers From Presidential Candidates on IS Gains

The growth of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria comes as the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign kicks off in the Midwest state of Iowa.   As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, voters want to know how the candidates would handle recent militant gains in the Middle East.
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Video A Small Oasis on Kabul's Outskirts Provides Relief From Security Tensions

When people in Kabul want to get away from the city and relax, many choose Qargha Lake, a small resort on the outskirts of Kabul. Ayesha Tanzeem visited and talked with people about the precious oasis.
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Video Film Festival Looks at Indigenous Peoples, Culture Conflict

A recent Los Angeles film festival highlighted the plight of people caught between two cultures. Mike O'Sullivan has more on the the Garifuna International Film Festival, a Los Angeles forum created by a woman from Central America who wants the world to know more about her culture.
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Video Kenyans Lament Losing Sons to al-Shabab

There is agony, fear and lost hope in the Kenyan town of Isiolo, a key target of a new al-Shabab recruitment drive. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf visits Isiolo to speak with families and at least one man who says he was a recruiter.
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Video Scientists Say Plankton More Important Than Previously Thought

Tiny ocean creatures called plankton are mostly thought of as food for whales and other large marine animals, but a four-year global study discovered, among other things, that plankton are a major source of oxygen on our planet. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video US-led Coalition Gives Some Weapons to Iraqi Troops

In a video released Tuesday from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Iraqi forces and U.S.-led coalition troops survey a cache of weapons supplied to help Iraq liberate Mosul from Islamic State group. According to a statement provided with the video, the ministry and the U.S.-led coaltion troops have started ''supplying the 16th army division with medium and light weapons in preparation to liberate Mosul and nearby areas from Da'esh (Arabic acronym for Islamic State group).''
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Human rights group Amnesty International says there is overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes in Ukraine, despite a tentative cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels. Researchers interviewed more than 30 prisoners from both sides of the conflict and all but one said they were tortured. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
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Video Washington Parade Honors Those Killed Serving in US Military

Every year, on the last Monday in the month of May, millions of Americans honor the memories of those killed while serving in the armed forces. Memorial Day is a tradition that dates back to the 19th Century. While many people celebrate the federal holiday with a barbecue and a day off from work, for those who’ve served in the military, it’s a special day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Arash Arabasadi reports for VOA from Washington.
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Video Kenya’s Capital Sees Rise in Shisha Parlors

In Kenya, the smoking of shisha, a type of flavored tobacco, is the latest craze. Patrons are flocking to shisha parlors to smoke and socialize. But the practice can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according to a new review. Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story for VOA from Nairobi, Kenya.
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For many US war veterans, the Memorial Day holiday is an opportunity to look back at a divisive conflict in the nation’s history and to remember those who did not make it home.
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Video Female American Soldiers: Healing Through Filmmaking

According to the United States Defense Department, there are more than 200-thousand women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Like their male counterparts, females have experiences that can be very traumatic.  VOA's Bernard Shusman tells us about a program that is helping some American women in the military heal through filmmaking.

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