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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 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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Video Obama Hails New Orleans Recovery

President Barack Obama has called New Orleans an example of what Americans can achieve when they work together. In a speech Thursday on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the southern city, he praised efforts to rebuild New Orleans, but said more can be done to help its disadvantaged communities. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video US Student Becomes Yazidi Advocate

The depredations of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq against monuments, archaeological treasures and thousands of innocent people have drawn outrage from around the world. No group has suffered more than the religious minority known as Yazidis, and an American student who spent time with them in Iraq has become a champion of their cause. VOA's Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Iran Nuclear Deal Becomes a US Campaign Issue

A recent opinion poll by Quinnipiac University indicates that voters in three crucial battleground states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania overwhelmingly oppose the Obama administration-backed international nuclear deal with Iran. As VOA’s Cindy Saine reports, the candidates vying to win their parties’ nominations for the 2016 presidential race are taking notice, and staking out their own positions.
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Video Influx of Money and Young People Boosts New Orleans Economy

Ten years after a devastating flood covered much of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the southern port city is spending millions of dollars to upgrade infrastructure to support thriving industries and new entrepreneurial ventures. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, an influx of young, educated people has helped the city’s revival.
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Video Next to Iran, Climate at Forefront of Obama Agenda

President Barack Obama this week announced new initiatives aimed at making it easier for Americans to access renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. Obama is not slowing down when it comes to pushing through climate change measures, an issue he says is the greatest threat to the country’s national security. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House.
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Video Joe Biden Expected to Announce Run for President

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is widely expected to announce his intention to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. His Republican opponents as well as fellow Democrats welcome the seasoned politician into the race, but for now few see him as a serious competitor. On the Republican side, billionaire Donald Trump continues to dictate the political agenda with former Florida governor Jeb Bush making an effort to catch up. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Shipping Containers Provide Experimental Housing

Housing prices around the San Francisco Bay area are out of reach for many people, so some young entrepreneurs, artists and tech industry workers are creating their own houses using converted shipping containers. But as VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports from Oakland, the effort requires ingenuity and dealing with restrictive local laws.
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Video Some Stocks Rebound as China Worries Continue

U.S. stocks rebounded briefly Tuesday following a chaotic day in stock markets around the world. Analysts say worries that China’s economy may be in bigger trouble than first thought led to the recent rout in global stocks. But by Tuesday, bargain-hunting investors were back, and China’s central bank introduced additional steps to boost its weakening economy. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.

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