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    A Pokemon Go player consults his phone while walking through the Boston Common outside the Massachusetts Statehouse. The game has introduced players to some aspects of history they otherwise might have missed.

    'Pokemon Go' Players Stumble on Hidden History

    Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques 

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    2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain celebrates on the podium after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday, July 24, 2016.

    Britain's Chris Froome Repeats as Tour De France Champion

    Kenyan-born cyclist successfully defended his Tour de France title on Sunday, and has now won the multi-stage race three times in the past four years 

    FILE - The Russian and the Olympic flags wave during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, 7, 2014.

    Video IOC Won't Ban All Russian Athletes from Rio Olympics

    Committee says it is up to individual sports federations to determine whether to clear Russian athletes for Summer Games 

    Somaliland foreign minister Sa'ad Ali Shire speaks at the opening of the Somaliland book festival.

    Somaliland Book Festival Aims to Promote Culture, Preserve Language

    Organizers hope Hargeisa International Book Fair will help diminish the effect that strife in region had on cultural centers 


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    July 23, 2016 12:00 PM
    Progressive trance group Above & Beyond stopped by VOA to discuss their sold out acoustic tour with Sama Dizayee.
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    Progressive trance group Above & Beyond stopped by VOA to discuss their sold out acoustic tour with Sama Dizayee.
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    William Shatner talks to VOA's Penelope Poulou about the "residual popularity" of Star Trek, and his friendship with Leonard Nimoy
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    Video Pop-Up Art Comes to Your Living Room, Backyard and Elsewhere

    Around the world, independent artists and musicians wrestle with a common problem: where to exhibit or perform? Traditional spaces such as museums and galleries are reserved for bigger names, and renting a space is not feasible for many. Enter ArtsUp, which connects artists with venue owners. Whether it’s a living room, restaurant, office or even a boat, pop-up events are bringing music and art to unexpected places. Tina Trinh has more.
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    The Pokemon Go phenomenon has hit North America and Europe and may soon spread to other countries.  The augmented reality Pokemon mobile game has been named by SurveyMonkey Intelligence as the biggest game of 2016, based on the number of daily active users.   VOA’s Elizabeth Lee went hunting for some gamers in Los Angeles, to see what this phenomenon is all about.
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    Video Anti-Drug Student Film Contest Encourages Kids to Take a Stand

    When Frederick County Council member Billy Shreve watched films made by students at a Maryland Film Festival last year, he was surprised at the talent and creativity of young filmmakers. The event inspired him to harness that creativity to fight drug use through a film program called Classmates4Life. The contest is open to students of all levels - elementary, middle and high schools. Faiza Elmasry tells us more about the contest and its first three winners. Faith Lapidus narrates.



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    Take It From The Top: Stanley Jordani
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    Jazz fusion artist, Stanley Jordan is known for his touch technique which allows him to play melodies and chords simultaneously. He can also play two different guitars or a guitar and piano at the same time.

    Jazz fusion artist, Stanley Jordan is known for his touch technique which allows him to play melodies and chords simultaneously.  He can also play two different guitars or a guitar and piano at the same time.

     

     

     

     

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