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FILE - A statue of missionary Junipero Serra, right, is seen in Statuary Hall, also known as the Old Hall of the House, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 2, 2015.

Video Native Americans Debate: Father Serra, Saint or Sinner?

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Syrian refugee Abed Hadi,19, feeds his nephew as he sits with other migrants beside railway tracks, waiting to cross the border from Idomeni, in northern Greece, to southern Macedonia, Sept. 1, 2015.

US Boosts Efforts to Help Syrian Refugees

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FILE - Dylann Roof appears at a court hearing in Charleston, South Carolina, July 16, 2015.

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Planned Parenthood Debate Could Trigger US Government Shutdown

Video Planned Parenthood Debate Could Trigger US Government Shutdown

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Planned Parenthood Debate Could Trigger US Government Shutdowni
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Cindy Saine
September 04, 2015 12:10 AM
Members of Congress have just a few days in which to pass legislation that will keep the federal government funded after a current measure expires October 1. Some Republican lawmakers want to use the spending bill to defund Planned Parenthood, a women's health care organization that also performs abortions. This means another budget showdown could be in the works. VOA's Cindy Saine reports.
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Video Planned Parenthood Debate Could Trigger US Government Shutdown

Members of Congress have just a few days in which to pass legislation that will keep the federal government funded after a current measure expires October 1. Some Republican lawmakers want to use the spending bill to defund Planned Parenthood, a women's health care organization that also performs abortions. This means another budget showdown could be in the works. VOA's Cindy Saine reports.
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Video Native Americans Debate: Father Serra, Saint or Sinner?

Pope Francis will canonize an 18th century missionary to Spanish California during a papal visit to the United States this month.  But some Native Americans have criticized the elevation to sainthood of the missionary priest, Junipero Serra. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan has more from Los Angeles.
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Video Trump-Bush Rivalry Heats Up in 2016 Presidential Race

Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential field in the latest national and state polls. But former Florida governor Jeb Bush is stepping up his criticism of Trump and highlighting his previous support for Democrats. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on the 2016 presidential race from Washington.
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Video US Congress Prepares to Take Up Iran Nuclear Pact

The international nuclear accord with Iran will be center stage in Congress when lawmakers return from a month-long recess next week. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, President Barack Obama has secured enough Democratic support for the deal to sustain a veto of a vote of disapproval from the Republican-led legislature, but not enough to block such a resolution from reaching his desk.
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Video US Men's Soccer Team Eyeing Matches Against Peru, Brazil

The U.S. men's soccer team has been practicing this week in Washington ahead of two important friendly matches against Peru and Brazil that will serve as warm-ups for a key regional playoff game against rival Mexico next month. VOA's Mike Richman went to one of the team practices ahead of a match against Peru.
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Video Obama Hones Climate Change Message With Alaskan Arctic Visit

As the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Alaskan Arctic, Barack Obama continues to highlight the urgent need to act on climate change. White House correspondent Aru Pande has more on the president's Alaskan trip, where he is meeting with locals who say they are feeling the impact of global warming firsthand.
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Video Carter: N. Korea Has 'No Chance' Defeating S. Korea, US

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter had some strong words for North Korea Tuesday in the wake of escalating tensions along what is considered the world’s most dangerous border.
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Video Scientists Predict Wet Winter in Drought-Stricken US West

Much of the western United States is experiencing extreme drought conditions, leading to wildfires and water shortages, but scientists are predicting some weather changes that will affect not only the American West but also parts of Asia, Australia and Africa. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
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Video Global Markets, Oil, Sink on New Worries About China, Fed Rates

Global stocks and commodity prices fell sharply again Tuesday after weak manufacturing data from China stoked more fears about China’s economy and its impact on the rest of the world. But there are other issues beyond China’s economy that have fueled the recent investor uncertainty. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
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Video Sharp Rise in Whale Deaths Being Investigated

Why have 30 dead whales washed ashore on the Gulf of Alaska since May? Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have mobilized a research team to find out, and one possible cause being investigated is toxic algae. VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports.
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Video Girls Learn What It Takes to Become a Police Officer

The recent news of two women passing grueling U.S. Army ranger training for the first time definitely put the 'power' into women's empowerment. It's obvious on a local level, too, as a county police force near Washington, DC, is putting out the word they also want more women in uniform. VOA's June Soh has more in this report narrated by Amy Katz.
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Video State Department: 150 More of Clinton Email Messages 'Upgraded' to Classified

The U.S. State Department has released a new batch of about 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's official email messages sent from her private server while she was secretary of state. About 150 messages of those released Monday were retroactively upgraded to classified status. The leading Democratic presidential hopeful has been losing support as the controversy over her emails deepens. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Stepped Up Efforts Pledged to Fight Arctic Climate Change

Delegations from about 20 countries have gathered in Alaska for an environmental conference focusing on the effects of climate change on the sensitive Arctic region. The U.S. delegation, which includes President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, is hosting a series of meetings with policy makers, scientists and non-governmental organizations to discuss ways to combat issues such as the impact of global warming on the Arctic. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
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Video Will VP Biden Enter US Presidential Fray?

A big question mark remains on the list of U.S. presidential hopefuls – will Vice President Joe Biden enter the race on the Democratic side, joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders? VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the answer could come any day now and put an end to weeks of speculation and intrigue in Washington and beyond.
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Video Rebuilding New Orleans' Music Scene

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans, threatening to wash away its vibrant musical heritage along with its neighborhoods, the beat goes on. As Bronwyn Benito and Faith Lapidus report, a Musicians' Village is preserving the city's unique sound.
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Video Presidential Hopefuls Keep Busy Weekend Schedule

U.S. presidential candidates have scheduled meetings this weekend with groups supporting their respective parties. Democratic hopefuls are in Minnesota to address the Democratic National Committee's annual summer meeting. Republican candidates are taking their campaign messages to supportive groups across the United States. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports from Washington.
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Video Hurricane Katrina Brought Enduring Changes to New Orleans

Nearly a decade has passed since the city of New Orleans and many of its suburbs were devastated by flooding resulting from the failure of levees to hold back Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. Most of the infrastructure and housing has been restored, and trade, commerce and tourism are flourishing. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, Katrina changed the city’s population mix.
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Video Ten Years After Katrina, Tourists Now Flood New Orleans

New Orleans has long been an international tourist attraction, but tourism was disrupted for many months after Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago. Tourism rebounded along with the city’s infrastructure and today, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, it is a major part of a thriving economy.
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Video New Orleans Counts on New Levees to Prevent a Future Flood

New Orleans is marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the low-elevation city. Studies have shown that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to build levees strong enough to withstand the surge of storm water. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, the new levees are much stronger
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Video Immigrant Students Not Worried About Immigration Battle

There is a boisterous debate raging in the U.S. presidential campaign over immigration -- sparked by the leading Republican candidate -- Donald Trump who wants 11 million illegal immigrants deported. But a group of undocumented college students in New York City, who are temporarily protected from deportation, put the issue into a different perspective. VOA's Bernard Shusman reports from New York City.

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