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US House Approves Bill to Sue Obama

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Senate Republican leaders, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meet with reporters, at the Capitol in Washington, July 29, 2014.

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FILE - A man walks by the Department of Veteran Affairs building in Washington, May 23, 2014.

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In this July 17, 2014 photo, construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill.

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Mil Arcega
July 30, 2014 11:38 PM
The U.S. economy grew at rapid pace from April to June, rebounding at an annualized pace of four percent after a dismal winter that saw the nation’s gross domestic output shrink more than two percent. An upbeat President Obama says that’s no surprise. But others are taking a wait and see approach. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.
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Video US Economy Rebounds Strongly in 2nd Quarter of 2014

The U.S. economy grew at rapid pace from April to June, rebounding at an annualized pace of four percent after a dismal winter that saw the nation’s gross domestic output shrink more than two percent. An upbeat President Obama says that’s no surprise. But others are taking a wait and see approach. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.
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Video Immigrant Influx on Texas Border Heats Up Political Debate

Immigrants from Central America continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas, seeking asylum in the United States, as officials grapple with ways to deal with the problem and provide shelter for thousands of minors among the illegal border crossers. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the issue is complicated by internal U.S. politics and U.S. relations with the troubled nations that immigrants are fleeing.
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Video Study: Latino Students Most Segregated in California

Even though legal school segregation ended in the United States 60 years ago, one study finds segregation still occurs in the U.S. based on income and race. The University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights Project finds that students in California are more segregated by race than ever before, especially Latinos. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.
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Video Scientists Double Up After AIDS Virus Rebounds in 'Cured' Baby

A baby in the United States who was seemingly cured of HIV - after receiving powerful drugs at birth four years ago - recently tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. But as VOA's Chris Simkins reports - despite the latest setback, U.S. researchers are redoubling efforts to put the virus into remission at birth.
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Video Trade, Investment, Growth Are Key Issues at US-Africa Summit

Business leaders from African nations are visiting key U.S. energy and transportation facilities, seeking ideas and contacts to solve problems that slow economic development. It is an effort to boost U.S. investment in Africa and increase economic growth and employment on both sides of the Atlantic. Trade and investment issues are an important part of a summit between President Barack Obama and many African leaders that will take place early in August in Washington. VOA’s Jim Randle reports.
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Video Young African Leaders Network With Private-Sector Representatives

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says his agency will commit nearly $38 million to help set up four regional leadership centers in Africa to make sure there is continuity in the Young African Leaders Summit taking place this week in Washington. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports from Washington
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Video New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine

The United States and European Union are imposing tougher new sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Tuesday's sanctions announcement came as Ukraine's foreign minister accused Russia of continuing to send fighters and weapons across the border. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports.
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Video A Summer Camp for All the World

VIDEO: During workshops and social gatherings, the Global Youth Village summer camp encourages young people to cooperate and embrace their differences, while learning to communicate with people from other countries. VOA's Deborah Block has more.
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Video Historical Mill Makes Grist and History for Centuries

There are many famous historical sites in the Washington area that attract tourists. But one of the lesser-known attractions is a 19th century grist mill just outside the nation’s capital. Still operating the same way it did 200 years ago, the mill draws some visitors and offers fresh grits and flour for local residents and restaurants. VOA’s June Soh takes us to Colvin Run Mill, where the 19th century meets the 21st.
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Video US Envoy: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border

The United States says it expects to pass another round of tough sanctions against Russia for its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In an interview with Voice of America, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Russian President Vladimir Putin must take steps to de-escalate the crisis. He spoke to Henry Ridgwell at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
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Video What Determines Who is Really a Refugee?

The flood of unaccompanied Central American children into the United States has given rise to a debate over whether or not they can stay, and that will largely depend on whether they are classified as refugees. But what exactly determines refugee status? VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer asks the experts.
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Video Young Migrants From Central America Risk Life and Limb to Get to US

For the tens of thousands of young people from Central America trying to enter the U.S. illegally, the trip north is fraught with hardship and danger. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from Honduras on the case of one migrant who suffered serious injuries and another who went missing.
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Video Jews and Arabs Campaign for Peace on Facebook, Twitter

Abraham Gutman, an Israeli Jew, and Dania Darwish, a Syrian-American Muslim, met in a global politics class at Hunter College in New York, and became friends, despite their political differences. As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalated in July, they were disturbed by the fury they saw on social media. Carolyn Weaver reports.
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Video Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting with Aspiring Young Africans

U.S. President Barack Obama says the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Obama made the comment Monday to a group of 500 young people attending the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the aspiring young African leaders have just finished a six-week program of academic study at 20 institutions across the United States.
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Video US: Respecting Religious Freedoms Safeguards Stability

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says countries that undermine religious freedoms ultimately threaten their own security. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports on the annual U.S. report on international religious freedom.
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Video In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges

False rumors in Central America are fueling the current surge of undocumented young people being apprehended at the U.S. border. The inaccurate claims suggest the U.S. will give amnesty to young migrants from the region. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Honduras, these rumors trace back to President Obama's 2012 executive order to halt deportations for some young undocumented immigrants already living in the United States.
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Video Clock Ticking for Congress to Act on US Border Crisis

This week is Congress’ last chance to respond to a surge of undocumented children arriving at America’s southern border before U.S. lawmakers leave town for a five-week recess. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, at issue is how much money to appropriate to house and process the juveniles, and whether to alter a 2008 law that entitles non-Mexican arrivals to an immigration hearing.
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Video Students in Business for Themselves

They're only high school students, but they are making accessories for shoes, fabricating backpacks and doing product photography - all through their own businesses. It's the result of a partnership between a non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and their schools. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan and Deyane Moses met the budding entrepreneurs near Los Angeles.
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Video President Asks Central American Leaders to Help Stop Migrants

President Barack Obama met with leaders of three Central American nations Friday to ask for their help in stemming the flow of thousands of unaccompanied minors to the southern U.S. border. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.

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Supporters of both Israel and the Palestinians hold opposing rallies in Chicago, Illinois
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Supporters of both Israel and the Palestinians hold opposing rallies in Chicago, Illinois
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The president of Honduras is linking Central America’s migration crisis to a policy divide in Washington
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Convicted murderer Joseph Woods is the latest inmate to suffer a botched execution as witnesses say it took nearly two hours to kill him.
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Texas Governor Ricky Perry to deploy 1000 National Guard troops to US-Mexico border.
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