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    Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump gives thumbs up to supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

    Multimedia Trump, Sanders Win New Hampshire Primary

    Results are in line with recent opinion polls, which showed Sanders, a Vermont senator, and Trump, a New York real estate mogul, with large leads 

    FILE - Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant. The Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday saying new guidelines on carbon emissions must be suspended until legal challenges are resolved.

    US Supreme Court Suspends Obama's Carbon Emissions Cuts

    Obama announced the regulations in August as a way to fight climate change, but a group of 27 states said the EPA was overstepping its authority and sued 

    FILE - A security guard talks to a visitor at the entrance to the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

    ASEAN-US Summit Viewed as More Symbolic Than Substantive

    Obama administration officials see ASEAN as a key pillar in America's geo-strategic rebalancing to Asia and the Pacific 

    FILE - A Syrian Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani, Jan. 30, 2015.

    Video Syria Emerging as Crucible for Key US Threats

    Plagued by civil war and humanitarian crisis, Syria at center of ‘litany of doom’ facing US as IS, al-Qaida, Iran and Russia all separately seek to impose their will on beleaguered country 

    A pump jack stands idle in Dewitt County, Texas, Jan. 13, 2016.   Across oil fields from Texas to North Dakota fears are growing that the sharp drop in oil prices could drive many shale producers out of business.

    Obama Proposes Controversial New Tax on Oil

    President says revenue would accelerate 'transition toward a cleaner energy economy' by improving transportation, boosting research and investment in 'energy sources of tomorrow' 



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    Nuclear Arms, Terrorism, Cyberespionage Challenge US Security in 2016i
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    February 10, 2016 5:28 AM
    U.S. intelligence officials say nuclear arms programs, terrorism and cyber espionage are among the top national security challenges facing the United States this year. U.S. national intelligence chief James Clapper and the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, James Stewart, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday the array of challenges and crises that confront the United States is more diverse than ever. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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    Video Nuclear Arms, Terrorism, Cyberespionage Challenge US Security in 2016

    U.S. intelligence officials say nuclear arms programs, terrorism and cyber espionage are among the top national security challenges facing the United States this year. U.S. national intelligence chief James Clapper and the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, James Stewart, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday the array of challenges and crises that confront the United States is more diverse than ever. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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    Video Remarks from Top Contenders After NH Primary

    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and John Kasich all made comments after results became clear in the 2016 election cycle's first primary.
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    Video US, World Powers Seek Change in Russian Behavior

    On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference this week, world powers will convene the first full meeting of the International Syria Support Group since talks on a political transition in Syria bogged down. A focal point for the group will be Russia’s stepped-up aerial bombings in Syria, a move many say is hampering progress on the political front. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.
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    Video New Hampshire Voters Kick Off Presidential Primaries

    Voting began in the northeastern U.S. state of New Hampshire shortly after midnight Tuesday - as residents of three small towns cast their votes, marking the start of the state's presidential primary election.
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    Video Foreign Policy Weighs Heavy for Some US Voters

    VOA talks to protesters in Manchester, New Hampshire who sound off on foreign policy issues such as the Guantanamo Bay Prison, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East Affairs and national security.
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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 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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    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