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    Mother of US Envoy Killed in Libya Asks Trump Campaign to Stop Using His Name

    FILE - Ambassador Christopher Stevens is pictured at his residence in Tripoli, Libya, June 28, 2012.

    July 23, 2016 10:07 PM
    In letter to New York Times, Mary F. Commanday calls for 'immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use' of her son's name

    US Military Pushes for Closer Ties With Chinese Military

    Some officials say military-to-military relations could sour if Beijing conducts irrevocable acts in South China Sea

    Top Democrats' Leaked Emails Appear to Paint Them as Clinton Partisans

    Manager of Bernie Sanders' campaign says WikiLeaks disclosures could affect party unity at next week's convention

    Miserably Hot Weather Continues to Plague Much of US

    Excessive-heat warning covers much of the nation, from North Dakota to the Mid-Atlantic states and into the South — and no relief is expected in the near future

    At Convention, Democrats Look to Counter GOP With Upbeat Message

    A Muslim American delegate says the party's theme of inclusivity will be front and center when Democrats gather to nominate Hillary Clinton for president.

    Muslim American Voters Could Swing Battleground States

    Campaign to register a million voters could work to the advantage of the Democratic Party

    Video US Police Face New Challenges After Targeted Officer Shootings

    Police officers acknowledge dangers but remain determined to serve their communities

    Video US Police Face New Challenges After Targeted Officer Shootings

    Police departments across the United States have updated tactics and procedures following targeted attacks on police officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana that killed eight police officers. VOA's Chris Simkins reports despite the recent tragedies, officers are drawing strength from each other and the communities they're sworn to protect.

    Video Democrats Clinton, Kaine Offer 'Very Different Vision' Than Trump

    In a jab at Trump, Clinton says her team wants to 'build bridges, not walls'; Obama Hails Kaine's record; Trump calls Kaine a 'job-killer'

    Harder vs. Softer, the Republican and Democratic Foreign Policy Platforms

    Donald Trump's foreign policy vision marks a sharp departure from that of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton

    US Markets Bounce Back at Week's End

    Dow Jones industrial average is now up 8 percent from its post-Brexit lows in late June, as economic news in the US continues to improve

    Video Clinton Taps Virginia's Kaine as Her Running Mate

    Clinton calls the moderate Kaine a world-class mayor, governor and highly respected senator

    Obama: US Not Involved in Turkey Coup Attempt

    President also says Turkey must prove cleric Fethullah Gulen's involvement in the coup before he could be extradited from US

    Kerry to Meet With Lavrov on Sideline of ASEAN Meetings

    Earlier this week, Kerry said US and Russia had planned 'concrete steps' for the direction they will take in Syria

    Top US Official Expected to Urge Beijing to Avoid Escalation in S. China Sea

    Susan Rice’s trip to China comes ahead of President Obama’s visit for G-20 meeting in September

    US Joins Case over Facebook Data Transfers from EU

    The case, which aims to determine whether personal privacy is properly protected from U.S. government surveillance, is expected to be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) following a request by Irish data protection authorities in May

    Southwest Airlines Struggles to Recover From Outage

    After massive computer outage Wednesday, US firm's flight delays and cancellations continue

    In Vienna, Kerry Talks Dangers of Climate Change

    Efforts to phase down greenhouse gases, US secretary of state says, could 'literally save life on the planet itself'

    Police Union Upset Victims, Not Cops' Widows, Have Voice at DNC

    John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5, said the union is insulted by the decision to exclude families of officers killed in the line of duty

    Director Says Movie Studios’ Boards Blocked ‘Snowden’

    Oliver Stone, speaking at Comic-Con gathering, complains of censorship by corporate leadership

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    In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movementi
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    July 22, 2016 11:49 AM
    The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.
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    Video In State of Emergency, Turkey’s Erdogan Focuses on Spiritual Movement

    The state of emergency that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared is giving him even more power to expand a purge that has seen an estimated 60,000 people either arrested or suspended from their jobs. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from Istanbul.
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    Video Scientists in Poland Race to Save Honeybees

    Honeybees are in danger worldwide. Causes of what's known as colony collapse disorder range from pesticides and loss of habitat to infections. But scientists in Poland say they are on track to finding a cure for one of the diseases. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Wall Already Runs Along Parts of US-Mexico Border

    The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, gained the support of many voters by saying he would build a wall to keep undocumented immigrants and drugs from coming across the border from Mexico. Critics have called his idea impractical and offensive to Mexico, while supporters say such a bold approach is needed to control the border. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from the border town of Nogales, Arizona.
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    Video New HIV Tests Emphasize Rapid Results

    As the global fight against AIDS intensifies, activists have placed increasing importance on getting people to know their HIV status. Some companies are developing new HIV testing methods designed to be quick, easy and accurate. Thuso Khumalo looks at the latest methods, presented at the International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.
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    Video African Youth with HIV Urge More Support

    HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is the top killer of teens in sub-Saharan Africa. But many youths say their experience with the virus is unique and needs to be addressed differently than the adult epidemic. VOA South African Correspondent Anita Powell reports.
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    Video Poor Residents in Cleveland Not Feeling High Hopes of Republican Convention

    With the Republican Party's National Convention underway in Cleveland, Ohio, delegates and visitors are gathered in the host city's downtown - waiting to hear from the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But a few kilometers from the convention's venue, Cleveland's poorest residents are not convinced Trump or his policies will make a difference in their lives. VOA's Ramon Taylor spoke with some of these residents as well as some of the Republican delegates and filed this report.
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    Video Pop-Up Art Comes to Your Living Room, Backyard and Elsewhere

    Around the world, independent artists and musicians wrestle with a common problem: where to exhibit or perform? Traditional spaces such as museums and galleries are reserved for bigger names, and renting a space is not feasible for many. Enter ArtsUp, which connects artists with venue owners. Whether it’s a living room, restaurant, office or even a boat, pop-up events are bringing music and art to unexpected places. Tina Trinh has more.
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    Video With Yosemite as Backdrop, Obama Praises National Parks

    Last month, President Barack Obama and his family visited some of the most beautiful national parks in the U.S. Using the majestic backdrop of a towering waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park, Obama praised the national park system which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. He talked about the importance of America’s “national treasures” and the need to protect them from climate change and other threats. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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    Video Counter-Islamic State Coalition Plots Next Steps

    As momentum shifts against Islamic State in Iraq, discussions are taking place about the next steps for driving the terrorist group from its final strongholds. Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting a counter-IS meeting at the State Department, a day after defense ministers from more than 30 countries reviewed and agreed upon a course of action. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports.
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    Video Russia's Participation at Brazil Olympic Games Still In Question

    The International Olympic Committee has delayed a decision on whether to ban all Russian teams from competing in next month's Olympic Games in Brazil over allegations of an elaborate doping scheme. The World Anti-Doping Agency recently released an independent report alleging widespread doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. So far, only Russian track and field athletes have been barred from the Summer Games in Brazil. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
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    Video Scotland’s Booming Whisky Industry Fears Brexit Hangover

    After Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government wants to break away from the United Kingdom – fearing the nation’s exports are at risk. Among the biggest of these is whisky. Henry Ridgwell reports on a time of turmoil for those involved in the ancient art of distilling Scotland’s most famous product.
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    Video Millennials Could Determine Who Wins Race to White House

    With only four months to go until Americans elect a new president, one group of voters is getting a lot more attention these days: those ages 18 to 35, a generation known as millennials. It’s a demographic that some analysts say could have the power to decide the 2016 election. But a lot depends on whether they actually turn out to vote. VOA’s Alexa Lamanna reports.

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