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    Report Criticizes Clinton's Email Practices

    Report Criticizes Clinton's Email Practices

    May 26, 2016 12:06 AM
    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.

    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

    Clinton Campaign Challenged by Email Criticism

    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 Faults Clinton, Other Ex-secretaries Over Emails

    Clinton’s use of private email for personal business was 'not an appropriate method,' according to the inspector general’s 78-page analysis

    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

    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.

    Obama Gets Personal in Exchange with Vietnamese Youth

    Asked for advice about how to become a great leader, president tells members of Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Network he 'fooled around a lot' and 'wasn't all that serious'

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    Vietnamese-American Youth Optimistic About Obama's Visit to Vietnami
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    Elizabeth Lee
    May 22, 2016 6:04 AM
    U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Vietnam later this month comes at a time when Vietnam is seeking stronger ties with the United States. Many Vietnamese Americans, especially the younger generation, are optimistic Obama’s trip will help further reconciliation between the two former foes. Elizabeth Lee has more from the community called "Little Saigon" located south of Los Angeles.
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    Video Vietnamese-American Youth Optimistic About Obama's Visit to Vietnam

    U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Vietnam later this month comes at a time when Vietnam is seeking stronger ties with the United States. Many Vietnamese Americans, especially the younger generation, are optimistic Obama’s trip will help further reconciliation between the two former foes. Elizabeth Lee has more from the community called "Little Saigon" located south of Los Angeles.
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    Video First-generation, Afghan-American Student Sets Sights on Basketball Glory

    Their parents are immigrants to the United States. They are kids who live between two worlds -- their parents' homeland and the U.S. For many of them, they feel most "American" at school. It can be tricky balancing both worlds. In this report, produced by Beth Mendelson, Arash Arabasadi tells us about one Afghan-American student who seems to be coping -- one shot at a time.
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    Video Newest US Citizens, Writing the Next Great Chapter

    While universities across the United States honor their newest graduates this Friday, many immigrants in downtown Manhattan are celebrating, too. One hundred of them, representing 31 countries across four continents, graduated as U.S. citizens, joining the ranks of 680,000 others every year in New York and cities around the country.
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    Video Vietnam Sees Strong Economic Growth Despite Incomplete Reforms

    Vietnam has transformed its communist economy to become one of the world's fastest-growing nations. While the reforms are incomplete, multinational corporations see a profitable future in Vietnam and have made major investments -- as VOA's Jim Randle reports.
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    Video Qatar Denies World Cup Corruption

    The head of Qatar’s organizing committee for the 2022 World Cup insists his country's bid to host the soccer tournament was completely clean, despite the corruption scandals that have rocked the sport’s governing body, FIFA. Hassan Al-Thawadi also said new laws would offer protection to migrants working on World Cup construction projects. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports.
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    Video Infrastructure Funding Puts Cambodia on Front Line of International Politics

    When leaders of the world’s seven most developed economies meet in Japan next week, demands for infrastructure investment world wide will be high on the agenda. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push for “quality infrastructure investment” throughout Asia has been widely viewed as a counter to the rise of Chinese investment flooding into region.
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    Video Democrats Fear Party Unity a Casualty in Clinton-Sanders Battle

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton claimed a narrow victory in Tuesday's Kentucky primary even as rival Bernie Sanders won in Oregon. Tensions between the two campaigns are rising, prompting fears that the party will have a difficult time unifying to face the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
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    Video Portrait of a Transgender Marriage: Husband and Wife Navigate New Roles

    As controversy continues in North Carolina over the use of public bathrooms by transgender individuals, personal struggles with gender identity that were once secret are now coming to light. VOA’s Tina Trinh explored the ramifications for one couple as part of trans.formation, a series of stories on transgender issues.
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    Video Amerikan Hero Flips Stereotype of Middle Eastern Character

    An Iranian American comedian is hoping to connect with American audiences through a film that inverts some of Hollywood's stereotypes about Middle Eastern characters. Sama Dizayee reports.
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    Video Budding Young Inventors Tackle City's Problems with 3-D Printing

    Every city has problems, and local officials and politicians are often frustrated by their inability to solve them. But surprising solutions can come from unexpected places. Students in Baltimore. Maryland, took up the challenge to solve problems they identified in their city, and came up with projects and products to make a difference. VOA's June Soh has more on a digital fabrication competition primarily focused on 3-D design and printing. Carol Pearson narrates.

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