Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, Oct. 4, 2013. Twitter, Google and Facebook all went public without a woman on the board, but are now more diverse.
Government says employers added 203,000 workers to their payrolls in November, more than economists predicted
The peacekeeping force is tasked with protecting the populace and restoring humanitarian groups' access to embattled civilians
Biden arrived in Seoul from Beijing, where he said China's ADIZ has created 'significant apprehension' in the region
President Obama referred to himself as one of the 'countless millions' to be inspired by S. African anti-apartheid icon
Debate over Obamacare continues as White House says improvements to website have boosted enrollment; in some places, trained counselors are helping people navigate website
The debate over the Affordable Care Act continues. But the White House says improvements to the website have dramatically boosted enrollment. In some places, trained counselors are helping people navigate the website and they also help enrollees understand how such insurance works.
President says he is 'one of the countless millions' who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life
Upon his death, South African icon is revered in US, as he was most everywhere else, though it was not always that way
As early as next week the U.S. Congress could approve tough new sanctions on Iran, a move the White House warns may undermine diplomatic efforts to curb the country’s controversial nuclear program. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
White House warns move may undermine diplomatic efforts to curb the country’s controversial nuclear program
The proposed bilateral security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan will determine the scope and size of the U.S. military presence there after 2014. It's a significant issue between Washington and Kabul, but also is important for regional security. VOA’s Kokab Farshori explains what the U.S. troop presence, or lack of it, would mean for the region, especially for neighboring Pakistan.
US troop presence - or lack of it - would have significant ramifications, especially for neighboring Pakistan
Investigators say Moscow officials with UN mission lied about their incomes to get $1.5 million in benefits from Medicaid
No one has yet claimed responsibility for Ronnie Smith's killing, but suspicion is likely to fall on Islamist militants active in the city
Highlights from the Royce-Darden Collection heading for Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture
The southern U.S. state of Louisiana has the world's highest incarceration rate. With about one in 90 adults in the prison system, the state is looking for ways to keep the facilities from overcrowding and incarceration costs from overburdening the budget. One solution is sending low-risk inmates to cheaper private correctional centers. Zlatica Hoke reports that solution has strong opponents.
To celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the U.S. Treasury has released its newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection, designed as gifts for the new year. As Yi-Hua Lee reports in this story narrated by Colin Lovett and produced in collaboration with VOA's Mandarin service, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving has printed a collectable for the 2014 Year of the Horse.
The Washington Post says revelation comes from massive cache of documents disclosed this year by former national security contractor Edward Snowden
Replenishment meeting shows strong support