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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, July 23, 2016.

    Video Democrats Clinton, Kaine Offer 'Very Different Vision' Than Trump

    In a jab at Trump, Clinton says her team wants to 'build bridges, not walls'; Obama Hails Kaine's record; Trump calls Kaine a 'job-killer' 

    The stage stands ready for the start of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, July 22, 2016. The convention is scheduled to convene on Monday.

    At Convention, Democrats Look to Counter GOP With Upbeat Message

    A Muslim American delegate says the party's theme of inclusivity will be front and center when Democrats gather to nominate Hillary Clinton for president. 

    FILE - American Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in a community center in northern Virginia, Aug. 8, 2013. Muslims are relatively few in number in the U.S. but tend to live in swing states that can have an impact on election outcomes. (M. Elshinnawi/VOA)

    Muslim American Voters Could Swing Battleground States

    Campaign to register a million voters could work to the advantage of the Democratic Party 

    US Police Face New Challenges After Targeted Officer Shootings

    Video US Police Face New Challenges After Targeted Officer Shootings

    Police officers acknowledge dangers but remain determined to serve their communities 

    A man enjoys a cooling spray from a fountain during a heat wave in Manhattan, New York, July 23, 2016.

    Miserably Hot Weather Continues to Plague Much of US

    Excessive-heat warning covers much of the nation, from North Dakota to the Mid-Atlantic states and into the South — and no relief is expected in the near future 


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    Four Brother Goats Arrive in Brooklyn on a Missioni
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    July 24, 2016 12:10 PM
    While it's unusual to see farm animals in cities, it's become familiar for residents of Brooklyn, New York, to see a little herd of goats. Unlike gas-powered mowing equipment, goats remove invasive weeds quietly and without adding more pollution to the air. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, this is a pilot program and if it proves to be successful, the goat gardener program will be extended to other areas of New York. Faith Lapidus narrates.
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    Video Four Brother Goats Arrive in Brooklyn on a Mission

    While it's unusual to see farm animals in cities, it's become familiar for residents of Brooklyn, New York, to see a little herd of goats. Unlike gas-powered mowing equipment, goats remove invasive weeds quietly and without adding more pollution to the air. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, this is a pilot program and if it proves to be successful, the goat gardener program will be extended to other areas of New York. Faith Lapidus narrates.
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    Video US Police Face New Challenges After Targeted Officer Shootings

    Police departments across the United States have updated tactics and procedures following targeted attacks on police officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana that killed eight police officers. VOA's Chris Simkins reports despite the recent tragedies, officers are drawing strength from each other and the communities they're sworn to protect.
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    Video Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Lays Out 'Law and Order' Platform

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the blunt outsider who defied the odds and defeated a large field in this year's primaries, formally accepted his party's presidential nomination Thursday. Trump promised to bring sweeping political change, to create wealth and to make America safe again in a speech that excited delegates on the fourth and final day of their national convention in Cleveland. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on Trump's big night from Cleveland.
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    Video Meet the Frontrunners for Next UN Secretary-General

    In all, a dozen declared candidates are in the race to become the ninth U.N. secretary-general. For the first time, half of them are women.
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    Video Republican Convention Wraps Up

    Four days in Cleveland saw speeches, protests and much more, finishing with Donald Trump accepting the Republican nomination for president.
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    Video Obama Makes Remarks at Eid Celebration at White House

    President Barack Obama lauded Muslim Americans as patriots and heroes, and decried discrimination and violence against Muslims in the U.S.
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    Video Wall Already Runs Along Parts of US-Mexico Border

    The Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, gained the support of many voters by saying he would build a wall to keep undocumented immigrants and drugs from coming across the border from Mexico. Critics have called his idea impractical and offensive to Mexico, while supporters say such a bold approach is needed to control the border. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from the border town of Nogales, Arizona.
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    Video Mike Pence Accepts Nomination as Republican Vice Presidential Candidate

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence made his debut Wednesday as the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee, delivering his formal acceptance speech on the third day of the party's national convention in Cleveland. Protests continued outside the hall as well, as we hear from VOA National correspondent Jim Malone in Cleveland.
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    Video With Yosemite as Backdrop, Obama Praises National Parks

    Last month, President Barack Obama and his family visited some of the most beautiful national parks in the U.S. Using the majestic backdrop of a towering waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park, Obama praised the national park system which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. He talked about the importance of America’s “national treasures” and the need to protect them from climate change and other threats. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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    Video Poor Residents in Cleveland Not Feeling High Hopes of Republican Convention

    With the Republican Party's National Convention underway in Cleveland, Ohio, delegates and visitors are gathered in the host city's downtown - waiting to hear from the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But a few kilometers from the convention's venue, Cleveland's poorest residents are not convinced Trump or his policies will make a difference in their lives. VOA's Ramon Taylor spoke with some of these residents as well as some of the Republican delegates and filed this report.
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    Video Obama: World Has Never Been Less Violent, Healthier, Better Educated

    President Barack Obama says we have never lived in a world that's more peaceful, prosperous and connected than today. His reminder comes as news stories about terrorism, death, destruction and human suffering give the impression that we live in an increasingly harsh and violent world. Obama reminded an international audience in Washington on Wednesday that it is the opposite. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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    Video Counter-Islamic State Coalition Plots Next Steps

    As momentum shifts against Islamic State in Iraq, discussions are taking place about the next steps for driving the terrorist group from its final strongholds. Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting a counter-IS meeting at the State Department, a day after defense ministers from more than 30 countries reviewed and agreed upon a course of action. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports.
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    Video Republican VP Nominee to Address Party Convention Wednesday

    At the Republican Party Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday, delegates are preparing to hear speeches from party luminaries - including conservative Senator Ted Cruz, who lost a bitter primary fight to nominee Donald Trump - and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. The Indiana governor, who was picked by Trump on Saturday to be his running mate, will address the conference Wednesday night and make the case for the Republican ticket.
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    Video Muslims for Trump at the Republican Convention

    They're the unlikeliest supporters of a once unlikely candidate - American Muslim voters who say Trump is revealing harsh truths about immigration and terrorism and speaking to their community in a way no one else can. VOA's Katherine Gypson has more from the floor of the Republican Convention on how the Muslim-American vote could help or hurt - Donald Trump.
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    Video Voter Drive in California Underway

    Activists have launched a drive to get minorities and students signed up to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
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    Video Trump Secures Nomination, Moves to Heal Republican Party

    Republicans officially nominated Donald Trump to be their presidential candidate Tuesday on the second day of their national convention in Cleveland. Former Trump rivals and Republican leaders rallied behind the New York billionaire as the party moves to close ranks and take on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has a wrap-up from Cleveland.
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    Video VOA Speaks With Major Republican Figures at Convention

    As the Republican National Convention continues in Cleveland, VOA spoke with Newt Gingrich, Ben Carson, Michael Flynn, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Sen. David Perdue and Amb. John Bolton about their thoughts on the campaign and candidates.
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    Video Protests on Day Two of the Republican Convention

    Demonstrators - ranging from anti-police to pro-Shrek (the cartoon character) were outside the Republican convention in Cleveland Tuesday, chanting, waving signs and shouting into bullhorns
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    Video Millennials Could Determine Who Wins Race to White House

    With only four months to go until Americans elect a new president, one group of voters is getting a lot more attention these days: those ages 18 to 35, a generation known as millennials. It’s a demographic that some analysts say could have the power to decide the 2016 election. But a lot depends on whether they actually turn out to vote. VOA’s Alexa Lamanna reports.
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    Video Trump, Wife Speak at Convention, Which Saw Chaos Inside and Out

    Republicans opened their national convention in chaotic fashion Monday, with protests outside the convention hall and delegate upheaval inside, mostly directed at their nominee-in-waiting, Donald Trump. The New York developer and his wife, Melania, both spoke on the opening night in hopes of uniting the party in the coming campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Cleveland.

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    VOA60 Elections - NBC News: In his acceptance speech Trump took viewers down a darker version of his core messagei
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    July 22, 2016 4:19 PM
    NBC News covers Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention saying he took viewers down a darker version of his core message
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    Video VOA60 Elections - NBC News: In his acceptance speech Trump took viewers down a darker version of his core message

    NBC News covers Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention saying he took viewers down a darker version of his core message
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    Video VOA60 Elections- Donald Trump officially claims the GOP presidential nomination

    The second night at the GOP convention was showcased by speeches from Trump’s son Donald Jr., his daughter Tiffany and Gov. Chris Christie. House Speaker Paul Ryan also spoke and warned of a third Obama term with Hillary Clinton
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    Video VOA60 Elections- Melania Trump's speech sparks plagiarism claims

    ABC News reports Melania Trump’s headline speech at the Republican National Convention has striking similarities with first lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech. Trump’s campaign denied all allegations of plagiarism and said “writers took notes of her life’s aspirations”
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    Video VOA60 Elections- Hillary Clinton to launch effort to register more than 3 million voters after speech to the NAACP

    Also, The Guardian describes Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s first joint interview with CBS’s 60 minutes describing it as an “awkward marriage” and “painful train wreck”
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    Video VOA60 Elections- Trump postpones announcement of running mate due to France attack but announces on twitter anyway

    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump announced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, despite delaying the official public announcement due to the terror attack in France