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    Resident Nancy Holmes (R), 77, hands her ballot to town moderator Leslie Schoof as she votes in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary at the town hall in Hart's Location, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016.

    Video Tiny Towns Kick Off New Hampshire Presidential Primary

    Among latest opinion polls, Democrat Bernie Sanders' lead is shrinking, but he still holds double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton; Donald Trump holds large lead over rest of Republican field 

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich answers Debbie Repson's question at a town hall event in New Hampshire, Feb. 8, 2016. (K. Gypson/VOA)

    Voters Weigh Choices in Final Hours

    According to polls, up to 50 percent of New Hampshire voters were still making up their minds in days before Tuesday's primary election 

    A technician of the Fiocruz institue stores Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to be used in research, in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.

    Video White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Combat Zika

    Obama administration says funding would 'support essential strategies to combat the virus' such as rapidly expanding mosquito control programs, accelerating vaccine research 

    FILE - This undated handout file photo obtained Feb. 6, 2015, courtesy of the Mueller family and the office of U.S. Senator John McCain shows 26-year-old Kayla Jean Mueller.

    Wife of IS Leader Charged in Death of US Hostage

    Suspect allegedly admitted to being responsible for American aid worker Kayla Mueller, who officials say was sexually abused and ‘owned’ by one IS member 

    Bhutanese refugee and new U.S. citizen Anjali Bhandari prepares Nepalese curries with co-workers at her parents’ Café Momo in Manchester, New Hampshire, Feb. 6, 2016. (A. Pande/VOA)

    Video Bhutanese Refugees in New Hampshire Closely Watching Primary Election

    Each year for nearly a decade, US State Department has resettled hundreds of Bhutanese refugees in an unlikely place – the northeastern state of New Hampshire 



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    Candidates Make Final Push for Tuesday's New Hampshire Primaryi
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    February 09, 2016 2:16 AM
    U.S. presidential contenders have made a furious last-minute push for votes in New Hampshire, site of the nation's first presidential primary on Tuesday. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders lead in the latest polls from the state. But there is an intense battle among several Republicans for second place in Tuesday's primary, and the order of finish could lead to some contenders leaving the race. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Manchester, New Hampshire.
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    Video Candidates Make Final Push for Tuesday's New Hampshire Primary

    U.S. presidential contenders have made a furious last-minute push for votes in New Hampshire, site of the nation's first presidential primary on Tuesday. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders lead in the latest polls from the state. But there is an intense battle among several Republicans for second place in Tuesday's primary, and the order of finish could lead to some contenders leaving the race. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Manchester, New Hampshire.
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    Video Chocolate Lovers Get a Sweet History Lesson

    Observed in many countries around the world, Valentine’s Day is sometimes celebrated with chocolate festivals. But at a festival near Washington, the visitors experience a bit more than a sugar rush. They go on a sweet journey through history. VOA’s June Soh takes us to the festival.
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    Video Bhutanese Refugees in New Hampshire Closely Watching Primary Election

    They fled their country and lived in refugee camps in neighboring Nepal for decades before being resettled in the northeastern U.S. state of New Hampshire -- now the focus of the U.S. presidential contest. VOA correspondent Aru Pande spoke with members of the Bhutanese community, including new American citizens, about the campaign and the strong anti-immigrant rhetoric of some of the candidates.
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    Video Sanders, Clinton Battle for Young Democratic Vote

    Despite a narrow loss to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in last week's Iowa Democratic caucuses, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders secured more than 80 percent of the vote among those between the ages of 18 and 29. VOA correspondent Aru Pande talks to Democrats in New Hampshire about who they are leaning towards and why in this week's primary.
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    Video World Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

    The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's Sunday rocket launch. In a statement issued hours after the launch, the 15-member body said it would quickly follow up with a sanctions resolution in response to Pyongyang's "dangerous and serious violations." The statement was adopted during an emergency meeting after North Korea announced that it had put a satellite into orbit with a rocket launch.
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    Video New Hampshire Voters Are Independent, Mindful of History

    Once every four years, the northeastern state of New Hampshire becomes the center of the U.S. political universe with its first-in-the-nation presidential primary. What's unusual about New Hampshire is how seriously the voters take their role and the responsibility of being among the first to weigh in on the candidates.
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    Video Rocket Launch Boosts Push for New US Sanctions on North Korea

    North Korea’s rocket launch adds to Washington’s concerns about Pyongyang’s nuclear program and military ambitions. Congressional passage of tougher sanctions on North Korea could be expedited this week on Capitol Hill
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    Video UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said North Korea is going to face serious consequences for its action.
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    Video Researchers Use 3-D Printer to Produce Transplantable Body Parts

    Human organ transplants have become fairly common around the world in the past few decades. Researchers at various universities are coordinating their efforts to find solutions -- including teams at the University of Pennsylvania and Rice University in Houston that are experimenting with a 3-D printer -- to make blood vessels and other structures for implant. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, they are also using these artificial body parts to seek ways of defeating cancerous tumors.
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    Video Young Voters at Debate Party Enthusiastic About Election

    Students attending a debate watching party at St. Anselm in Manchester, NH, the scene of Saturday's GOP debate, talk about why they're excited for the 2016 US presidential election.
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    Video Rubio Looks to Surge in New Hampshire

    The outcome of Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire could define the rest of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Florida Senator Marco Rubio has momentum after a strong third-place showing in Iowa behind Texas Senator Ted Cruz and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump. VOA's Jim Malone reports.
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    Video What Does the Super Bowl Mean to You?

    American football fans from around the country arrived in San Francisco ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl 50. VOA asked a number of them just what the big game means to them.
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    Video Campaign Tradition: The Diner Stop

    VOA stops by a New Hampshire diner to ask voters there what issues are most important to them
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    Video Mixed Jobs Report Shows US Added Just 151K Jobs, But Rate Falls Below 5%

    The U.S. economy created fewer jobs than expected in January – just 151,000, well below the 190,000 economists were expecting. But it was enough to bring down the nation’s unemployment rate to 4.9 percent, the lowest level in nearly eight years. So why are U.S. stock prices falling? Analysts say it depends on how you read the tea leaves. Mil Arcega has more.
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    Video Former Drug CEO Martin Shkreli Angers US Lawmakers

    A former U.S. pharmaceutical business executive has angered lawmakers by refusing to explain why he raised the price of a life-saving pill by 5,000 percent. Martin Shkreli was removed from a congressional hearing on Thursday after citing his Fifth Amendment right to stay silent. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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    Video NIAID Director: Massive Zika Outbreak in US Unlikely

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells VOA that while the US will likely see small clusters of people infected with the Zika virus, a massive outbreak isn't likely
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    Video Obama Cites Importance of Faith at National Prayer Breakfast

    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about how religious faith can help people overcome their fears and how it has helped him in his job as president. VOA'S Jeff Custer reports the president spoke Thursday at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
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    Video 12 Pacific Rim Countries Sign TPP Trade Deal, But Roadblocks Remain

    Twelve Pacific Rim countries have set the stage for what may become the world’s largest trading bloc. After more than five years of negotiations, ministers from those countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement Thursday. But as Mil Arcega reports, the landmark free trade deal faces more roadblocks before it becomes a done deal.
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    Video Stunning Artworks Attract Record Crowds, Thanks to Social Media

    A new exhibit at the oldest art museum in America is shattering attendance records. Thousands of visitors are lining up to see nine giant works of art that have gotten a much-deserved shot of viral marketing. The 150-year-old Smithsonian American Art Museum has never had a response quite like this. VOA's Julie Taboh reports.
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    Video NYC Gets 'Ultrafast’ Public Wi-Fi

    In a few months, New York City will make history: The city's 8.5 million residents, along with tourists, will be able to access ultra-fast Wi-Fi anywhere in the city, at zero cost. At 3 meters tall, each Wi-Fi portal — featuring dual 140-centimeter HD digital screens for advertising — is every bit as futuristic as you might imagine. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.

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    VOA60 Elections - Donald Trump has surged to a larger lead in the first three battleground statesi
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    January 28, 2016 8:04 PM
    Donald Trump has surged to a larger lead in the first three battleground states