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United States forward Abby Wambach (20) and United States defender Christie Rampone (3) hoist the trophy after defeating Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium, July 5, 2015.

US Dominates Japan, Wins Women's World Cup

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Soccer fans Laura Neff of California (left) and Kayli Westling of Wyoming celebrate the U.S. women’s national team World Cup final victory with the American Outlaws outside the White House, July 5.

Multimedia Elated US Soccer Fans March to White House

Spontaneous celebration erupts in Washington, DC after US women's team steamrolls Japan to win World Cup final in Canada More

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley addresses a full church during a prayer vigil held at Morris Brown AME Church for the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, June 18, 2015.

S. Carolina Lawmakers to Debate Removal of Confederate Flag

Debate follows appeal by Governor Nikki Haley to remove it after young white gunman killed nine African-Americans inside Charleston church last month More

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets a spectator at a Fourth of July parade in Gorham, N.H., July 4, 2015.

Clinton Accuses China of Information Theft

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June Soh
July 06, 2015 12:49 PM
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington, with more than 5 million visitors each year. The museum has just opened a new exhibition (on July 1) that traces America’s development from a dependent agriculture nation to one of the world’s most vibrant and trend-setting economies. VOA’s June Soh takes us to the “American Enterprise” exhibit that celebrates entrepreneurial spirit.
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Video New Exhibit Explores American History through Business History

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington, with more than 5 million visitors each year. The museum has just opened a new exhibition (on July 1) that traces America’s development from a dependent agriculture nation to one of the world’s most vibrant and trend-setting economies. VOA’s June Soh takes us to the “American Enterprise” exhibit that celebrates entrepreneurial spirit.
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Video Floodwaters Threaten Iconic American Home

The Farnsworth House in the Midwest State of Illinois is one of the most iconic homes in America. Thousands of tourists visit the site every year. Its location near a river inspired the design of the house, but, as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, that very location is now threatening the existence of this National Historic Landmark.
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Video Kerry: Iran Nuclear Talks 'Could Go Either Way'

After marathon meetings by experts this weekend, some progress is being reported, but much work lies ahead for ministers as they return to the negotiating table. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has the latest from Vienna.
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Video Washington Awaits Outcome of Iran Nuclear Talks

Suspense surrounding extended international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program is keenly felt in Washington, where any deal would face tough votes in both houses of the Republican-led Congress. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, some lawmakers already are positioning themselves in opposition to whatever pact may emerge by Tuesday’s deadline.
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Video Statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that over the past few days genuine progress has been in Vienna made toward a nuclear deal with Iran, but that negotiators are not yet where they need to be on several important issues.
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Video Solar Plane Lands After Record-Breaking Pacific Crossing

Andre Borschberg, pilot of Solar Impulse, an airplane powered only by the sun, safely touches down in Hawaii after completing record-setting flight halfway across the Pacific from Japan, covering more than 8,000 kilometers and spending nearly 120 hours in the air. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Images in Museum Exhibit Reflect a Transforming America

A new exhibit at a Washington museum features a collection of photographs offering a rare look at life in the U.S. during the mid-20th century. The photos help tell the story of a transforming America. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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Video 'Freedom Frigate' Replica Tours US Ports

A replica of the French warship that brought hope to American colonists battling the British in 1780 is in New York as part of Independence Day celebrations. On Saturday, the Hermione replica joined hundreds of vessels passing the Statue of Liberty for an Independence Day parade. VOA's Deborah Block reports on the ship and its relevance.
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Video Grocery Store Tours Emphasize Healthy Choices

People used to buying cheap and unhealthy foods are relearning how to grocery shop by participating in store tours that encourage them to take a healthier approach to buying food, as VOA's Faisa Elmasry reports.
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Video New US Report Has Recommendations to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

Cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. The majority of people who experience this die, but a U.S. government panel just issued recommendations to improve chances of survival. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
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Video Obama on Cuba: This is What Change Looks Like

President Barack Obama says the United States will soon reopen its embassy in Cuba for the first time since 1961, ending a half-century of isolation. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Family of American Marine Calls for Release From Iranian Prison

As the crowd of journalists covering the Iran talks swells, so too do the opportunities for media coverage.  Hoping to catch the attention of high-level diplomats, the family of American-Iranian marine Amir Hekmati is in Vienna, pleading for his release from an Iranian prison after nearly 4 years.  VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Vienna.
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Video President Obama Announces Reestablishment of US-Cuba Relations

Saying ‘we don't have to be imprisoned by the past,’ President Obama announced the two countries will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this summer.
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Video Obama: Greek Crisis Primarily of Concern to Europe

President Barack Obama says Americans do not have to worry about Greece's financial crisis having a major impact on world markets. Obama addressed the Greek debt at a joint news conference with visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. He expressed confidence that European leaders and the Greek government will find a way to keep the country in the 19-nation common currency zone. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video New Jersey Governor Christie Enters 2016 Presidential Race

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially joined the 2016 presidential race Tuesday, becoming the 14th Republican candidate in what promises to be a long and hard fought campaign for the party nomination next year. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
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Video US Silica Sand Mining Surge Worries Illinois Residents, Businesses

Increased domestic U.S. oil and gas production, thanks to advances known as “fracking,” has created a boom for other industries supporting that extraction. Demand for silica sand, used in fracking, could triple over the next five years. In the Midwest state of Illinois, people living near the mines are worried about how increased silica sand mining will affect their businesses and their health. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh has more in this first of a series of reports.
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Video Hate Groups Spread Influence Via Internet

Hate groups of various kinds are using the Internet for propaganda and recruitment, and a Jewish human rights organization that monitors these groups, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, says their influence is growing. The messages are different, but the calls to hatred or violence are similar. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports.
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Video Nuclear Talks Deadline Passes With No Deal

After months of intense negotiations, Iran and world powers have missed their self-imposed June 30 deadline for a final deal that restricts Tehran's ability to produce nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief. As VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports from Vienna, analysts have mixed views on the impact of extending the talks.
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Video Texas Defies Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Texas state officials have criticized the US Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide. The attorney general of Texas says last week's decision did not overrule constitutional "rights of religious liberty," and therefore officials performing wedding services can refuse to perform them for same-sex couples if it is against their religious beliefs. Zlatica Hoke reports on the controversy.
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Video In Food Desert, Gleaners Provide Oasis for Needy

More than 23 million Americans live in what are called 'food deserts' - areas lacking easy access to fresh produce. In Washington, D.C., one organization is hoping the ancient practice of “gleaning” can help build a much-needed oasis for people living in those deserts. Janet Weinstein has this report.

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Former Senator Jim Webb has added his name to a large list of presidential candidates, this time to a growing list of Democratic contenders
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Former Senator Jim Webb has added his name to a large list of presidential candidates, this time to a growing list of Democratic contenders
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joins an already crowded Republican field of candidates vying for the White House today
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The hunt for the two escaped convicts from New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility is finally over
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Video VOA60 America- June 25, 2015

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upholds the nationwide tax subsidies outlined in the Affordable Care Act
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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, called for removal of the confederate flag from statehouse grounds after nine people were gunned down at AME Church last week in Charleston