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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Nov. 21, 2014.

Biden Denounces Putin's Actions in Ukraine

During Kyiv visit, US vice president urges Russian leader to abide by September peace deal by adhering to a cease-fire, removing military forces from country More



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Hispanics Welcome Obama Immigration Action with Reservationsi
November 21, 2014 12:20 PM
Many Hispanics are welcoming the announcement by President Barack Obama that will shield millions of undocumented residents of the United States from deportation. Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where many immigrants gathered to watch the televised announcement that some are applauding, but about which others have reservations.

Video Hispanics Welcome Obama Immigration Action with Reservations

Many Hispanics are welcoming the announcement by President Barack Obama that will shield millions of undocumented residents of the United States from deportation. Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where many immigrants gathered to watch the televised announcement that some are applauding, but about which others have reservations.

Video Gay Evangelicals Argue That Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

More than 30 U.S. states now recognize same-sex marriages, and an increasing number of mainline American churches are blessing them. But evangelical church members- which account for around 30 percent of the U.S. adult population - believe the Bible unequivocally condemns homosexuality. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender evangelicals are coming out. Backed by a prominent evangelical scholar, they argue that the traditional reading of the bible is wrong.

Video New Skateboard Defies Gravity

A futuristic dream only a couple of decades ago, the hoverboard – a skateboard that floats above the ground - has finally been made possible. While still not ready for mass production, it promises to become a cool mode of transport... at least over some surfaces. VOA’s George Putic reports.

Video Falling Gas Prices Impact US Oil Extraction

With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the decreasing price of petroleum has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.

Video Better Protective Suit Sought for Ebola Caregivers

Since its outbreak in West Africa, Ebola has claimed more than 5,400 lives — including 329 health care workers, according to the World Health Organization. A team from a university in Maryland is working to improve protective equipment for these doctors and nurses. VOA’s June Soh reports.

Video Mexico Protests Escalate Over Disappearances

Protests in Mexico over 43 students missing since September continue to escalate, reflecting growing anger among Mexicans about a political system they view as corrupt, and increasingly tainted by the drug trade. Mounting outrage over the disappearances is now focused on the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto, accused of not doing enough to end insecurity in the country. More from VOA's Victoria Macchi.

Video Ebola Economic Toll Stirs W. Africa Food Security Concerns

The World Bank said Wednesday that it expects the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak on the sub-Saharan economy to cost somewhere betweenf $3 billion to $4 billion - well below a previously-outlined worst-case scenario of $32 billion. Some economists, however, paint a gloomier picture - warning that the disruption to regional markets and trading is considerable. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

Video Ferguson Commission to Address Racial Inequality in Missouri

The governor of the central U.S. state of Missouri has named members of an independent commission that will help chart a path to reconciliation between the white and African-American communities, following the killing of a black teenager by a white policeman in the town of Ferguson. Zlatica Hoke reports.


FILE - Screengrab from a Boko Haram video shows Boko Haram fighters parading on a tank in an unidentified town in Nigeria, Nov. 9, 2014.

Reports: Nigerian Militants Kill 45 in Borno State Village

Rports say Boko Haram militants stormed Azaya Kura village Wednesday and attacked residents, destroyed houses and carted away food, wares and livestock More

Middle East

FILE - People gather at the site of a bombing in the city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 6, 2014.

Militants, Iraqi Forces Battle for Ramadi

Local officials say IS is trying to control provincial capital, one of the last areas in Anbar province still controlled by government More


Protesters shout as they protest during a massive march in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Mexicans Hold Rally for Missing Students

Skirmishes outside Mexico City's National Palace marred a mostly peaceful rally attended by thousands of people More

Science & Technology

Amnesty International Offers Free Software to Remove Computer Spyware

Amnesty International's powerful freeware, Detekt, allows owners of PC-type computers to discover if their machines contain programs through which governments can spy on their activities More

Arts & Entertainment

Jessie J poses for photographers upon arrival at the Mobo Awards, in central London, Oct. 22, 2014.

Audio Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Nov. 22

This week's lineup features the usual suspects including Jessie J, Maroon 5, Meghan Trainor and of course, Taylor Swift More


Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with ambassadors after a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Nov. 19, 2014.

Protest Group: Putin's High Approval Ratings Not Real

Feminist band Pussy Riot says Putin may not be as popular as opinion polls suggest in Russia because the public has only limited access to information, media is tightly controlled More


Video Better Protective Suit Sought for Ebola Caregivers

Current suit is uncomfortable, requires too many steps for removal, increasing chance of deadly contact with virus More

Economy & Business

A building under construction is seen amidst smog on a polluted day in Shenyang, Liaoning province, Nov. 21, 2014.

China Cuts Interest Rates to Spur Growth, Ease Debt Strain

However, central bank, keen to show it was not back-tracking on reforms, twinned move with slight liberalization of rates banks pay to borrowers More

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Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his father, pianist Ellis Marsalis, perform with their quartet at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, Maryland. They also sit down with "Beyond Category" host Eric Felten to talk about their hometown, New Orleans, and the music on their new recording, “The Last Southern Gentleman.”


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