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At just 13 years old, trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante is already a celebrated jazz musician. VOA's Julie Taboh tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about her profile of Geoff and the words of wisdom he shared.
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Video The Jazz World's Wonder Boy (VOA On Assignment July 11, 2014)

At just 13 years-old, trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante is already a celebrated jazz musician. VOA's Julie Taboh tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about her profile of Geoff and the words of wisdom he shared.
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Thousands of Argentinians have taken to the streets of Rio de Janeiro to show support for their team, which will play for soccer's World Cup title on Sunday against Germany. VOA's Gesell Tobias has a report from Rio.
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Pakistan's military recently took a group of journalists to Miranshah, North Waziristan, the main city in a region that has been stronghold of militant and terrorist groups. Ayaz Gul brings us a first-person view of the trip to a city that is now empty of residents, but full of evidence of the militants who were once based there.
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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the economy, July 9, 2014, at Cheesman Park in Denver.

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Europe

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Health

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