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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a news conference following her visit to the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Accra, Ghana, Oct. 29, 2014.

US Envoy to Push for Greater Ebola Response in EU Speech

WHO warns that transmission of Ebola 'remains intense' in capitals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone More

San Francisco Giants players celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

San Francisco Giants Win Baseball World Series

The championship is the third for the Giants in the past five years More

Havana, Cuba

US Coast Guard Rescues 33 Cubans at Sea

Because the overloaded boat did not make landfall, those rescued will be returned to Cuba More

The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in Washington Oct. 28, 2014.

Video Fed Ends Bond-buying Program, Keeps Rates Low

Federal Reserve experts say improving economy no longer needs stimulus that cost US Treasury billions of dollars per month More

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks about the government's Ebola response from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Oct. 29, 2014.

Obama: US Can’t Seal Itself Off From Ebola

President says that as America continues to help stem outbreak at its source, it cannot expect to remain immune to cases of disease at home More


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Comanche People Give New Life to Ancestors' Languagei
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October 30, 2014 2:13 AM
Although their life based on hunting buffalo in the vast American plains came to an end in 1875, the Comanche Indians adapted to modern life and today are relatively prosperous and proud of their heritage. They mingle with people of other tribes and races every day, while trying to maintain cultural traditions and a language that underscore their identity. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Lawton, Oklahoma.
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Video Comanche People Give New Life to Ancestors' Language

Although their life based on hunting buffalo in the vast American plains came to an end in 1875, the Comanche Indians adapted to modern life and today are relatively prosperous and proud of their heritage. They mingle with people of other tribes and races every day, while trying to maintain cultural traditions and a language that underscore their identity. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Lawton, Oklahoma.
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Video US Fed Ends Bond Buying Program, Keeps Interest Rates Low

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it is ending its bond buying program this week but assured investors that short-term interest rates will remain near zero for some time. The announcement comes amid growing worries about the global economy and recent market volatility. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.
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Video Thai Muslims Create Thriving California Mosque

A mosque in suburban Los Angeles that began as a center for Muslim immigrants from Thailand now serves Muslims of many backgrounds. As Mike O'Sullivan reports from Azusa, California, the thriving religious center is a labor of love for one Thai immigrant and his family.
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Video Texas Voter ID Law Discourages Some Voters

The US Supreme Court recently upheld the Texas voter identification law - which requires voters to show an approved form of picture ID in order to vote at a poll. Critics of the law say it puts an undue burden on poor people, minorities, the elderly and disabled. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston.
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Video US Seeks More Tourists from China

Tourists make more than one billion international visits annually, and the United Nations says their spending gives a boost to the global economy. As VOA's Jim Randle reports, the United States, which had 1.8 million Chinese visitors last year, is stepping up efforts to attract even more.
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Video Amish Country Bristles at American TV Portrayal

Reality television has become enormously popular in America, with its celebration of scandal featuring non-actors who don’t follow scripts. And among the most successful shows are those that purport to be about the Amish, a minority religion that avoids the modern world. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky went to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and reports on allegations that the Amish are being defamed and exploited for commercial gain.
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Video Voter Enthusiasm, Turn-Out Key in US Elections

In U.S. elections next Tuesday, voters will decide which party controls each house of Congress for President Barack Obama’s final two years in office. Until then, both major political parties are fiercely competing to energize supporters and boost turnout at the polls. VOA's Michael Bowman visits Fairfax County, Virginia, near the nation's capital, for an on-the-ground look at efforts to mobilize voters.
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Video Republicans Make Obama Central Issue in Midterm Elections

President Barack Obama has a lot at stake in congressional midterm elections next Tuesday, November 4. Republicans are trying to make the president and his record a central issue in the campaign to gain control of the Senate. If they succeed, Obama could face a new set of political challenges in his final two years in office. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Washington.
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Video Maryland Troops Join the Ebola Fight in Liberia

The U.S. military has already provided hundreds of troops to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, and this week another 22 are leaving their families and friends in Maryland to join that fight. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb attended their departure ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, and she found a young group eager to make a difference.
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Video US Ambassador Hails Ukraine's Election as Watershed Event

The United States has hailed Ukraine's parliamentary election as an important step in the country's development. Exit polls and partial counts from the Sunday vote show an overwhelming support for pro-Western parties, giving President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to steer the country away from Russia and toward mainstream Europe. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Audio Tapes Open Window to Muhammad Ali's Private Life

'I Am Ali,' a new documentary by Clare Lewins, offers an intimate portrait of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, through anecdotal audio tapes he recorded with family and friends by the end of his career. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video Haunted House Attraction in Virginia Brings Out Screams

October 31 is Halloween - a day when the souls of the dead are said to walk the earth. Festive activities include costumed children going door to door trick or treating for candy, costume parties and haunted house attractions, like a mansion in Leesburg, Virginia.
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Video Comanche Chief Quanah Parker’s Century-Old House Falling Apart

One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until 1875 when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and took on a new, peaceful life. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Cache, Oklahoma, Quanah’s image remains strong among his people, but part of his heritage is in danger of disappearing.
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Video US Health Official Criticizes Ebola Quarantine Protocols in NY, NJ

Divisions have emerged between top U.S. health officials and two state governors who imposed rigorous quarantine protocols for American medical professionals returning from Ebola-stricken African nations. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that New York and neighboring New Jersey took steps on their own after New York registered its first Ebola case - that of a Doctors Without Borders physician who had worked in the West African nation of Guinea.
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Video Despite Gains, Obama Still Facing Ebola Criticism

The release of recovering Ebola patient Nina Pham from a Washington area hospital on Friday was a boost for the Obama administration, which has come under intense criticism for its handling of the Ebola cases that have so far appeared on U.S. soil. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, that scrutiny continued Friday on Capitol Hill.
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Video Americans Anxious Over Ebola

A recent survey shows more than four in 10 Americans are worried they or a relative might catch the Ebola virus, even though so far there has only been three confirmed Ebola cases in the United States. VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports.
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Video One US Ebola Patient Cured, Another Stricken

A U.S. nurse who earlier this month contracted Ebola from a patient in Texas has been pronounced free of the disease, while at the same time, New York City authorities have announced the discovery of their first Ebola case. VOA's George Putic has more.
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Video Farmers Diversify Businesses to Attract Tourists

Fun on the farm is in full swing across the United States, as many farms host festivals and other activities to attract tourists. Whether visitors go to pick their own apples, take a wagon ride, or wander through a corn maze, they all want to have a unique experience. This trend, called agricultural tourism, has become a fast growing sector in the U.S.
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Video US Forms Rapid Response Teams for Ebola

The United States is forming medical teams that will rush to any part of the country where a new Ebola case is suspected. The Centers for Disease Control Ebola Response Teams, or CERTs for short, are made up of experts who are specially trained to diagnose and treat Ebola. Preparatory teams called Facility Assessment and Support Teams, or FASTs, will check hospitals that have volunteered to treat Ebola patients to make sure they can handle an Ebola case. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video US, S Korea Delay Transfer of Wartime Forces Control

The United States has agreed to an indefinite delay in handing over wartime control of troops on the Korean peninsula to South Korea. The US has held wartime authority over South Korean troops since the Korean War in the early 1950s. A transfer of authority had been scheduled for next year. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has details.

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VOA60 America October 29, 2014i
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October 29, 2014 5:03 PM
Rocket to take supplies to ISS explodes at launch; President Obama pledged continued support and aid to West African countries affected by Ebola
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Rocket to take supplies to ISS explodes at launch; President Obama pledged continued support and aid to West African countries affected by Ebola
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Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to advance toward homes directly in its path; Ebola patient Amber Vinson released from hospital
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The Supreme Court decided Monday to reject appeals against same-sex marriage in five states
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The United States has partially lifted a decades-long embargo on lethal weapons for Vietnam
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A man in Texas has been confirmed to be the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States

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Pentagon Orders 21-Day Isolation for All Troops Returning from W. Africa

Defense officials call decision a safety measure sought by military members' families
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Cross-Time Photos From Fire Lookouts Reveal Big Changes

National Park Service commissioned panoramic images from fire lookout stations to compare against historic images of the same landscape almost 80 years ago
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US Airlines Point to Additional Problems of any Ebola Travel Ban

Airline officials note that even under travel ban, they may not be able to determine where passenger set out from, as there are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone
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Photogallery Hawaii Lava Threatens Town Center

Residents in projected path have been urged to evacuate
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Video Russia Launches ISS Cargo After US Craft Explodes

Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket bursts into fiery fragments just seconds after Tuesday lift-off
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Former Baseball Star Canseco Hospitalized in Gun Mishap

Canseco was reportedly cleaning his gun at his Las Vegas home when it fired
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Video Texas Voter ID Law Discourages Some Voters

Critics of the law say it puts an undue burden on poor people, minorities, the elderly and the disabled
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Suspicious Activity Detected on White House Computer Network

Officials say situation was addressed quickly, give no details about possible suspects
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