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Virginia Tavern Takes Patrons Back to Medieval Timesi
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Yang Lin, Helen Wu
March 27, 2015 9:19 PM
European martial arts are not widely practiced and are unknown by most people. A tavern in Old Town Alexandria, outside Washington, wants to change this by promoting these fighting techniques from medieval times. Through combining visual arts, martial arts and culinary arts, this tavern brings medieval history back to life. VOA's Yang Lin and Helen Wu report.
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Video Virginia Tavern Takes Patrons Back to Medieval Times

European martial arts are not widely practiced and are unknown by most people. A tavern in Old Town Alexandria, outside Washington, wants to change this by promoting these fighting techniques from medieval times. Through combining visual arts, martial arts and culinary arts, this tavern brings medieval history back to life. VOA's Yang Lin and Helen Wu report.
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Video Accord Within Reach at Iran Talks

((INTRO)) Negotiators from six countries, including the U.S. Secretary of State and Iran’s foreign minister, are working against a midnight Tuesday deadline to reach the framework of a deal to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb and to end international sanctions against the country. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video DOJ: Illinois National Guard Soldier Tried to Join ISIS

U.S. federal law enforcement agents arrested two suburban Chicago men accused of trying to join ISIS overseas, while also plotting attacks in the United States. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from the Midwest state of Illinois, one of those arrested is a soldier of the Illinois National Guard.
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Video Asians' Musical Mix Applauded at Texas Festival

At the annual South by Southwest music festival last week in Austin, Texas, Asian groups were well-represented, playing rock, pop and hip hop. Some of these groups used traditional instruments and a mix of modern and ancient sounds. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Unprecedented Numbers of Starving California Sea Lion Pups Found on Beaches

Since the beginning of the year, unusually large numbers of California sea lion pups have been found on the beaches of Southern and Central California. The animals are starving and stranded on the beaches. As scientists investigate this phenomenon, rescue workers along the coast are working to save these pups. Elizabeth Lee reports from one rescue operation in San Diego, California.
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Video Study: American Muslims Rarely Commit Terrorism

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, authorities have worried that Muslims living in the United States might become radicalized and engage in terrorism on home soil. Recently, the group known as the "Islamic State" urged sympathizers to kill people it named on a hit list of U.S. military personnel. But a study by several universities in North Carolina found that American Muslims on the whole have been unmoved by such appeals. VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports from Raleigh,
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Video US, South Korea Conduct Joint Military Exercises

The Eighth U.S. Army Division and the Eighth Republic of Korea Mechanized Infantry Division put on a well orchestrated show of force for the media this week during their joint military training exercises in South Korea. VOA’s Seoul correspondent Brian Padden was there and reports the soldiers were well disciplined both in conducting a complex live fire exercise and in staying on message with the press.
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Video Space Program Status Disappoints 'Last Man on the Moon'

One of the films that drew big crowds last week at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tells the story of the last human being to stand on the moon, U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan. It has been 42 years since Cernan returned from the moon and he laments that no one else has gone there since. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Drop in Prices Delays Midwest Shale Oil Production

With the legislative and regulatory framework in place to move forward with hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," of shale formations in three U.S. Midwestern states, oil companies are now in a race against the clock. They need oil prices to rebound in time to make their already considerable investments in shale exploration in the region pay off. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.
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Video Afghan Leader Maps Path Forward to US Lawmakers

One day after President Barack Obama announced a delay in the drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani mapped out a hopeful vision for his country in an address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, Ghani expressed deep gratitude for U.S. sacrifices made in Afghanistan, and said his nation is eager to build a prosperous, secure, and self-reliant future.
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Video South Asia Analysts See Positives From Afghan Leaders' US Visit

The U.S. visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is being closely monitored in South Asia. Analysts say there have been some positive results from the trip, but some offer caveats. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports.
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Video Young Filmmakers Shine Spotlight on Giving Back

A group of student filmmakers from across the United States joined President Barack Obama at the White House this month for the second annual White House Student Film Festival. Fifteen short films were officially selected from more than 1,500 entries by students aged 6 through 18. The filmmakers and their families then joined the president and a group of celebrities for a screening of their films. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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Video Americans Continue to Resist Dollar Coin

With America's national debt continuing to climb, Congress is constantly debating ways to save. The Dollar Coin Alliance, a lobbying group, says billions could be saved if dollar coins were used instead of paper bills. The U.S. government tried to push them again, in recent years, but then suspended almost all production of dollar coins in 2011. VOA’s Deborah Block in Washington looks at the effort to revive the dollar coin.
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Video Obama Won't Draw Down US Troops in Afghanistan in 2015

President Barack Obama has announced he will slow the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and will keep just under 10,000 in the country through this year. That’s almost double the number of troops originally scheduled to remain there at year’s end. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video At SXSW, Paraguayan Children Make Music From Trash

At this year's South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, a group of teenage musicians from a slum in Paraguay made music and touched hearts with instruments made of trash. Their story is told in a documentary film, Landfill Harmonic, which also played at the film festival and won an audience response award. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more in this report from Austin.
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Video US, Afghanistan Herald 'New Era of Cooperation'

U.S. and Afghan leaders are heralding a "new era of cooperation" following talks Monday at the historic presidential retreat at Camp David near Washington, DC. Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, met with the top U.S. diplomat and defense and treasury chiefs to discuss the path forward for Afghanistan. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas reports from the State Department.
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Video Obama Announces New Funds to Expand Science Education

President Barack Obama has announced nearly a quarter-billion dollars in new pledges to support the study of science, technology, engineering and math, a group of fields jointly called STEM. At the White House Science Fair Monday, the president stressed the importance of private sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue science studies. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Republican Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Campaign.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas became the first official candidate for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, announcing in a speech Monday he will run for president. Cruz will be part of what is expected to be a large field of Republican White House contenders, in contrast to the Democratic Party which is focused on the still-unnanounced candidacy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
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Video Cambodians Hopeful Obama Visit Will Boost Education for Girls

Cambodians say they are hopeful the visit of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will make a positive difference in the educational future of their girls. Colin Lovett narrates this report from VOA's Say Mony in Siem Reap.
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Video Washington Watches Countdown on Iran Talks Deadline

The coming week could determine whether years of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program bear fruit - or not. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, parties to the international talks are speaking out as an end-of-month deadline nears for a framework accord, while wary U.S. lawmakers plot Congress’s next move if a deal is reached.

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Foreign ministers from six world powers and their Iranian counterpart continue working to beat a deadline on a long-sought deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
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Foreign ministers from six world powers and their Iranian counterpart continue working to beat a deadline on a long-sought deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint session of Congress as part of his visit to the U.S.
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Police in Virginia have concluded they had “no substantive basis” to support a Rolling Stone magazine article that depicted a horrible gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house.
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President Barack Obama sent greetings to Iranians for Persian New Year
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First Lady Michelle Obama travels to Japan to promote women and girls' education initiatives