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NY Times: US Deportation of Illegal Immigrants Declines

FILE - A man marches with a sign during a protest in front of a building that houses federal immigration offices.

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April 17, 2014
Obama has come under increasing pressure from immigration advocates who have accused him of moving too slowly on immigration reform More

Video 3 Killed in Clash at Ukrainian Base

Officials say casualties were pro-Russian separatists and that they arrested 10 Russian citizens, all of whom have intelligence backgrounds

NYC Muslim Leaders Cautiously Welcome Disbanding of NYPD Surveillance Unit

A special unit spied on Muslims in their mosques and community gathering places

Developers Expect to Become Wealthy

New study shows majority of them think they will become millionaires and that their jobs are invulnerable to economic downturns

Federal Reserve Chair Stresses Inflation, Employment in First Policy Speech

In her first major policy speech, Janet Yellen says Fed is not likely to raise interest rates until its inflation, unemployment goals are reached

Are US and Russia in New Cold War?

'First' Cold War lasted roughly from end of World War II in 1945 to collapse of Soviet Union in 1991

US: China's Currency 'Significantly Undervalued'

The Treasury acknowledged that China's currency has appreciated, but said the increase is too slow and has not gone far enough

Video Boston Gears Up for First Marathon after 2013 Bombings

Organizers, survivors and participants are determined not to allow painful memories of last year's bloodshed to undermine a tradition that started in 1897

Video Obama to Reassure Asian Allies

China is not on the itinerary, but with its efforts to control parts of the East and South China Sea, Beijing is on the minds of Obama and the allies he is visiting

Video Boston Gears for First Marathon After 2013 Bombings

The northeastern U.S. city of Boston is getting ready for its first marathon after the 2013 race in which terrorist bombs killed three people and wounded 265 others. This year, the annual Boston Marathon takes place April 21, with about 36,000 participants registered -- thousands more than last year. Zlatica Hoke reports that organizers, survivors and participants are determined not to allow painful memories of last year's bloodshed to undermine a tradition that started in 1897.

Video Obama to Reassure Asian Allies

President Barack Obama begins a week-long trip to Asia next Tuesday, in a bid to reassure allies in the region. Obama will travel to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.

Video More Millenials Unplug to Embrace Board Games

A big new trend in the U.S. toy industry has more consumers switching off their high-tech gadgets to play with classic toys, like board games. This is especially true among the so-called millenial generation - those born in the 1980's and 90's. Elizabeth Lee has more from an unusual café in Los Angeles, where the new trend is popular and business is booming.

US Warns China its Currency Still Undervalued

Treasury report calls yuan 'significantly undervalued' and says US watching its value closely

New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

Surveillance program by had come under fire by community activists who accused the NYPD of abusing civil rights

Despite Tough Patch, US Intelligence Chief Says He is Staying

Speaking to an industry conference in Tampa Tuesday, James Clapper says he plans to stay on the job through end of President Barack Obama's term

Video More Millenials Unplug to Embrace Board Games

Many like mentally stimulating games, without interference of phones, or computers

Yellen Says Fed Mulling Stricter Rules for Wall Street

The Fed has been pushing banks to strengthen their balance sheets since the 2007-2009 financial crisis

Video Google Buys Drone Company

With its latest acquisition of Titan Aerospace, Google hopes to use drones and satellites to bring Web access to remote parts of the world

Video Ray Bonneville Sings the Blues and More on New CD

Many of his songs have a blues quality, but he says he picked up all kinds of styles playing small clubs and bars across America

Video Google Buys Drone Company

In its latest purchase of high-tech companies, Google has acquired a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can stay in the air almost indefinitely, relaying broadband Internet connection to remote areas. It is seen as yet another step in the U.S. based Web giant’s bid to bring Internet to the whole world. VOA’s George Putic reports.

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George Putic
April 15, 2014
In its latest purchase of high-tech companies, Google has acquired a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can stay in the air almost indefinitely, relaying broadband Internet connection to remote areas. It is seen as yet another step in the U.S. based Web giant’s bid to bring Internet to the whole world. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Google Buys Drone Company

In its latest purchase of high-tech companies, Google has acquired a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can stay in the air almost indefinitely, relaying broadband Internet connection to remote areas. It is seen as yet another step in the U.S. based Web giant’s bid to bring Internet to the whole world. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Ray Bonneville Sings the Blues and More on New CD

Singer/songwriter Ray Bonneville has released a new CD called “Easy Gone” with music that reflects his musical and personal journey from French-speaking Canada to his current home in Austin,Texas. The eclectic artist’s fan base extends from Texas to various parts of North America and Europe. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin.
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Video Millions Labor in Pakistan's Informal Economy

The World Bank says that in Pakistan, roughly 70 percent work in the so-called informal sector, a part of the economy that is unregulated and untaxed. VOA's Sharon Behn reports from Islamabad on how the informal sector impact's the Pakistani economy.
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Video Passover Celebrates Liberation from Bondage

Jewish people around the world are celebrating Passover, a commemoration of their liberation from slavery in Egypt more than 3,300 years ago. According to scripture, God helped the Jews, led by Moses, escape bondage in Egypt and cross the Red Sea into the desert. Zlatica Hoke reports that the story of the Jewish Exodus resonates with other people trying to escape slave-like conditions.
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Video Police Pursue Hate Crime Charges Against Kansas Shooting Suspect

Prosecutors are sifting through the evidence in the wake of Sunday’s shootings in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri that left three people dead. A suspect in the shootings taken into custody is a white supremacist. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, he was well-known to law enforcement agencies and human rights groups alike.
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Video In Eastern Ukraine, Pro-unity Activists Emerge from Shadows

Amid the pro-Russian uprisings in eastern Ukraine, there is a large body of activists who support Ukrainian unity and reject Russian intervention. Their activities have remained largely underground, but they are preparing to take on their pro-Moscow opponents, as Henry Ridgwell reports from the eastern city of Donetsk.
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Video Basket Maker’s Skills Have World Reach

A prestigious craft show in the U.S. capital offers one-of-a-kind creations by more than 120 artists working in a variety of media. As VOA’s Julie Taboh reports from Washington, one artist lucky enough to be selected says sharing her skills with women overseas is just as significant.
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Video UN Report Urges Speedier Action to Avoid Climate Disaster

A new United Nations report says the world must switch from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources to control the effects of climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the report (Sunday) following a meeting of scientists and government representatives in Berlin. The comprehensive review follows two recent IPCC reports that detail the certainty of climate change, its impacts and in this most recent report what to do about it. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has the details.
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