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Powered suits that could help paralyzed people walk and others lift and carry heavy loads with ease have been an inventor's dream since late 19th century. Today's advanced materials, motors and power sources bring such devices closer to practical use. VOA's George Putic reports.
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Video Powered Exoskeletons Give Assistance in Walking, Lifting

Powered suits that could help paralyzed people walk and others lift and carry heavy loads with ease have been an inventor's dream since late 19th century. Today's advanced materials, motors and power sources bring such devices closer to practical use. VOA's George Putic reports.
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Video Xenophobia Victims in South Africa Flee Violence, Then Return

Many Malawians fled South Africa early this year after xenophobic attacks on African immigrants. But many quickly found life was no better at home and have returned to South Africa – often illegally and without jobs, and facing the tough task of having to start over. Lameck Masina and Anita Powell file from Johannesburg.
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Video Olympics Construction Scars Sacred Korean Mountain

Environmentalists in South Korea are protesting a Winter Olympics construction project to build a ski slope through a 500-year-old protected forest. Brian Padden reports that although there is strong national support for hosting the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, there are growing public concerns over the costs and possible ecological damage at the revered mountain.
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Video Obama Not First US President to Try to Normalize Ties with Cuba

After the U.S. military’s failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban missile crisis the following year, President John F. Kennedy chose a different tack on U.S.-Cuban relations by engaging in back channel negotiations with Prime Minister Fidel Castro. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky has more.
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Video UK Holds Terror Drill as MPs Mull Tunisia Response

After pledging a tough response to last Friday’s terror attack in Tunisia, which came just days before the 10th anniversary of the bomb attacks on London’s transport network, British security services are shifting their focus to overseas counter-terror operations. VOA's Henry Ridgwell has more.
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Video Hate Groups Spread Influence Via Internet

Hate groups of various kinds are using the Internet for propaganda and recruitment, and a Jewish human rights organization that monitors these groups, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, says their influence is growing. The messages are different, but the calls to hatred or violence are similar. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports.
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Video Texas Defies Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Texas state officials have criticized the US Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide. The attorney general of Texas says last week's decision did not overrule constitutional "rights of religious liberty," and therefore officials performing wedding services can refuse to perform them for same-sex couples if it is against their religious beliefs. Zlatica Hoke reports on the controversy.
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Video New Jersey Governor Christie Enters 2016 Presidential Race

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially joined the 2016 presidential race Tuesday, becoming the 14th Republican candidate in what promises to be a long and hard fought campaign for the party nomination next year. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
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Video US Silica Sand Mining Surge Worries Illinois Residents, Businesses

Increased domestic U.S. oil and gas production, thanks to advances known as “fracking,” has created a boom for other industries supporting that extraction. Demand for silica sand, used in fracking, could triple over the next five years. In the Midwest state of Illinois, people living near the mines are worried about how increased silica sand mining will affect their businesses and their health. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh has more in this first of a series of reports.
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Video Blind Somali Journalist Defies Odds in Mogadishu

Despite improving security in the last few years, Somalia remains one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist – even more so for someone who cannot see. Abdulaziz Billow has the story of journalist Abdifatah Hassan Kalgacal, who has been reporting from the Somali capital for the last decade despite being blind.

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US Law Enforcement, Cities on Alert for July 4 Holiday

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Pakistan, Afghanistan Summon Envoys in Dispute

The two countries exchange complaints over detention of Pakistani official in Afghanistan and this week's deadly cross-border shootout More

Africa

FILE - Cars queue in front of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation headquarters to buy fuel in Abuja, Nigeria May 26, 2015.

Analysts: Nigerian Oil Shake-Up Shows Buhari Serious About Reform

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrates the new president’s plans for managing Nigeria’s biggest industry More

Middle East

File - A  Palestinian man reacts as rescue workers search for victims under the rubble of a house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, July 2014.

UN Calls for Prosecuting Gaza War Crimes

Resolution passes that says Israelis, Palestinians must prosecute alleged crimes; US casts sole dissenting vote More

Americas

Opponents of the government of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa clash with riot policemen during a protest in Quito, three days before the arrival of Pope Francis, July 2, 2015.

Ecuador Is Prime Example at Heart of Pope's Climate Stance

Pope Francis begins his South America tour this weekend in country that is prime example of tensions between politics, business and environment More

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OMI arrives at the Much Music Video Awards, June 21, 2015, in Toronto, Canada.

Audio Top 5 Songs for Week Ending July 4

We've got a brand new song in the lineup this week, thanks to OMI, but does he have enough mojo to unseat Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth? More

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