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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks in front of local faith leaders at a news conference regarding the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Maryland, April 24, 2015.

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to mark its 10th anniversary, in McLean, Virginia, April 24, 2015.

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President reiterates his regret for deaths of two hostages in US counterterrorism operation, says news that American, Italian aid workers had been killed was 'hard' for him to absorb More

Darley Company officials say financing by the US Export Import bank helps them sell their products around the world. (Pictures courtesy of Darley Company)

Republicans Spar Over Survival of Export Agency

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Comcast Abandons $45 Billion Time Warner Cable Merger

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Final Phase of Iran Nuclear Talks Beginsi
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Al Pessin
April 24, 2015 2:45 PM
Iranian and international negotiators resumed talks in Vienna this week, trying to finalize an agreement on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by the end of June. They are working from a list of agreed parameters, but important differences remain, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged when he announced the framework accord April 2 in Switzerland. VOA’s Al Pessin reports.
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Video Final Phase of Iran Nuclear Talks Begins

Iranian and international negotiators resumed talks in Vienna this week, trying to finalize an agreement on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by the end of June. They are working from a list of agreed parameters, but important differences remain, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged when he announced the framework accord April 2 in Switzerland. VOA’s Al Pessin reports.
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Video Baltimore Protesters Demand Police Accountability, Justice

Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore, (in the eastern U.S. state of) Maryland Thursday to again demand changes to the justice system following the death of a 25-year-old man taken into police custody last week. Officials arrested two people for disorderly conduct in what was otherwise a loud but peaceful protest as the city awaits more information from authorities about how Freddie Gray died. VOA's Victoria Macchi has more from the rally.
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Video Gains Being Made Against Malaria

The world is winning the fight against malaria, and a potential vaccine is being tested, but the United Nations warns it's no time for complacency. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on the gains that have saved millions of lives and on the threats that could set back the efforts to control or even eradicate the disease.
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Video Cinema That Crosses Borders Showcased at Tribeca Film Festival

Among the nearly 100 feature length films being shown at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City are more than 20 documentaries and features with international appeal, from a film about a Congolese businessman in China, to documentaries shot in Pakistan and diaspora communities in the U.S., to a poetic look at disaffected South African youth. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Video Videos of Shootings Drive Outrage Against Law Enforcement

Several recent, high-profile police shootings across the United States have stoked outrage against law enforcement. While some agencies are concerned about how video recordings of police interactions might change officer behavior, others are welcoming additional scrutiny as a way to reinforce their mission. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.
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Video Abe Visit Hails New Phase in US Japan Relations

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan begins a visit to Washington next week that U.S. officials say signals a new phase in the decades-old trans-Pacific alliance. Talks between Abe and U.S. leaders will focus on trade and defense in the face of China’s rising influence in the region. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Does US Need Free-Trade Deal With Europe?

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would cut tariffs, standardize regulations and give American companies direct access to Europe. Many Democrats and labor activists see the deal as a threat to safety standards and wages, but proponents of liberalized trade with Europe say the U.S. cannot afford to be left behind. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
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Video Obama Offers Apologies for Hostage Deaths

President Barack Obama has offered his deepest apologies for the deaths of two hostages in a January U.S. counterterror operation on an al-Qaida compound along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. VOA's Aru Pande reports.
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Video All Women Drum Troupe Lifts Audience's Spirit

Beat by beat the 80 members of Batala Washington are challenging every notion you have about the drums. The all-female percussion troupe captivates audiences with its dynamic performances in the nation's capital. VOA’s June Soh has more about the unique band.
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Video 'The Power of You' Motivates Teen Girls

It's not uncommon to hear older people talk about how kids these days have it easy. Don't believe it! The list of challenges young people - especially young girls - face is a long one: Bullying, Stress, Drugs, Violence, Depression and Teen Pregnancy. But there is help. A program In New York, is helping young girls between the ages of 13 and 19 to navigate beyond these stresses. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from Harlem.
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Video Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Мilitary Hospital

A Ukrainian Army colonel, badly wounded while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, is now undergoing rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C. As Tetiana Kharchenko reports, Colonel Ihor Hordiychuk is a rare patient there - in more ways than one. Faith Lapidus narrates her report.
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Video Clinton Focus of Republican Presidential Attacks

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in the northeastern U.S. state of New Hampshire this week, her second campaign swing since announcing her candidacy for president earlier this month. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone reports from Washington she is drawing heavy fire from a large group of Republicans also eyeing the White House in 2016.
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Video TIME Magazine Honors Activists, Pioneers Seen as Influential

TIME Magazine has released its list of celebrities, leaders and activists, whom it deems the world’s “most influential” in 2015. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports from New York.
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Video Obama: Climate Change Cannot Be Denied

U.S. President Barack Obama says climate change, which he calls the greatest threat to the planet, can no longer be denied. He highlighted the issue during an Earth Day trip to Everglades National Park in the southern U.S. state of Florida on Wednesday. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from Washington.
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Video Baltimore Residents Demand Answers After Detainee's Death

Six police officers in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland are on paid leave as investigators look into what killed a 25-year-old man in police custody. Residents in the Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested tell VOA's Victoria Macchi they want answers for what they say is a longstanding face-off between police and the black community.
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Video US Lawmakers: Iran Must Grant Inspectors Access to Military Sites

U.S. lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday on whether it would be possible to verify that Tehran is complying with provisions of any deal to curb a weapons capability in Iran's nuclear program. The former nuclear weapons inspectors who testified heard a lot of skepticism about Tehran's intentions. VOA's Cindy Saine reports.
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Video Human Trafficking Plagues Houston

Authorities worldwide are fighting human trafficking rings that exploit migrants and force young women into prostitution. The U.S. Justice Department estimates that one in four women trafficked in the United States passes through Houston, Texas, at some point because it is an international and domestic crossroads and a center of commerce. Most are from Asia or Latin America, but, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, some are U.S. citizens.
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Video US Interest in Korean Culture, Other Factors, Spurs Growth in Language Study

Korean language study is quickly growing in popularity across the United States. The Modern Language Association finds that college enrollments in Korean increased by almost 45 percent between 2009 and 2013. This is happening at a time when total language enrollments have fallen. Correspondent Elizabeth Lee explains the reasons behind this phenomenon.
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Video US Businesses See Cuba as New Frontier

The Obama administration's opening toward Cuba is giving U.S. companies hope they'll be able to do business in Cuba despite the continuation of the U.S. economic embargo against the communist nation. Some American companies have been able to export some products to Cuba, but the recent lifting of Cuba's terrorism designation could relax other restrictions. As VOA's Daniela Schrier reports, corporate heavy hitters are lining up to head across the Florida Straits - though experts urge caution.
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Video Bible Museum Coming to Washington DC

Washington is the center of American political power and also home to some of the nation’s most visited museums. A new one that will showcase the Bible has skeptics questioning the motives of its conservative Christian funders. VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky reports.

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April 24, 2015 4:37 PM
David Patreus fined $100,000 and placed on two years' probation for giving his mistress classified information while she was working on a biography of him
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David Patreus fined $100,000 and placed on two years' probation for giving his mistress classified information while she was working on a biography of him
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President Barack Obama said the White House takes full responsibility and offered condolences for the accidental killing of two hostages during anti-terror operations in January
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President Barack Obama answered questions in a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Tuesday
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Video VOA60 America April 13 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination for President in 2016.
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President Barack Obama is in Panama for the Summit of Americas, where he plans to meet on the sidelines with Cuba's leader Raul Castro