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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates his 509th career touchdown pass with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Peyton Manning Sets NFL Career Touchdown Passing Record

Manning's short pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was his 509th career touchdown pass More

FILE - Police officers are seen patrolling at a security gate inside the main terminal of Frankfurt Airport.

3 Missing US Girls Detained in Germany

Two ethnic Somalis, one girl from Sudan living in Denver had gone missing last Friday; not clear where they were heading when apprehended in Frankfurt More

Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

Video Miami Woman Serves as Guardian to Children of Immigrants

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A woman uses her mobile phone at the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, June 25, 2014.

Supreme Court Upholds Use of Strict Voter ID Law in Texas Polls

Court ruling, released early Saturday, was unsigned and contained no reasoning More


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Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparednessi
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October 19, 2014 7:41 PM
People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real earthquake strikes.
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Video Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparedness

People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real earthquake strikes.
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Video US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, spoke one day after President Barack Obama warned against mass-panic over the disease.
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Video Exclusive: American Joins Kurds' Anti-IS Fight

The United States and other Western nations have expressed alarm about their citizens joining Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq. In a rare counterpoint to the phenomenon, an American has taken up arms with the militants' Syrian Kurdish opponents. Elizabeth Arrott has more in this exclusive profile by VOA Kurdish reporter Zana Omer in Ras al Ayn, Syria.
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Video North Carolina Emerges as Key Election Battleground

U.S. congressional midterm elections will be held on November 4th and most political analysts give Republicans an excellent chance to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, which Democrats now control. So what are the issues driving voters in this congressional election year? VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone traveled to North Carolina, one of the most politically competitive states in the country, to find out.
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Video Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the Pew Research Center, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And a little more than half of new converts are female. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti travelled to Miami, Florida -- where two out of every three residents is Hispanic -- to learn more.
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Video Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

Last year, the Obama administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants who didn’t have a criminal record. That’s up more than 20,000 from 2012, according to Pew Research. Many of those deported left behind children who are U.S. citizens because they were born here. So who takes in these children? VOA's Carolyn Presutti introduces us to one Florida woman who is taking charge of hundreds.
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Video US Fear Of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus

Two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola have contracted the disease. Both were moved from the Dallas hospital where they caught the virus and are now being treated at special biohazard treatment centers in Maryland and Georgia. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on precautions, concerns and fears about Ebola in the U.S.
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Video Plunging Oil Prices Have Unpredictable Impact on Politics, Economics

Global oil prices are falling drastically, and a new World Bank study says they may remain low for a year or more. Lower energy costs can often help boost economic growth. But experts tell VOA’s Jim Randle, low prices might also increase political tensions and hurt investments in key energy sectors.
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Video Obama Fights Ebola’s Political Fallout

The fear of Ebola has become a political factor in the United States, where President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is fighting to retain control of the Senate in congressional elections next month. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports the one fatality from Ebola on U.S. soil and two additional cases are posing a political challenge for Obama.
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Video Comanche People Maintain Pride in Their Heritage

The Comanche (Indian nation) once were called the “Lords of the Plains,” with an empire that included half the land area of current day Texas, large parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado.The fierceness and battle prowess of these warriors on horseback delayed the settlement of most of West Texas for four decades. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Lawton, Oklahoma, that while their warrior days are over, the 15,000 members of the Comanche Nation remain a proud people.
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Video Drum Circle Kept Mystic Tradition for Half A Century

A mystic tradition has been kept in a relatively little known park in Washington for decades. Every Sunday afternoon, except during the cold winter months, drummers have been bringing vibrant rhythms there for half a century. Hundreds of people surround the beat of the drums and many dance to the sounds. As VOA’s June Soh learned, the Sunday Drum Circle reflects a storied history of drumming in the African-American community. She takes us to Meridian Hill Park in the nation’s capital.
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Video US Political Parties Eye Asian American Vote

Asians are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, and political scientists say they are starting to have an impact on U.S. politics, VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
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Video Courts Overcrowded with 'Rocket Docket' Migrant Kids

The huge number of cases of undocumented children who entered the U.S. illegally is straining immigration courts around the country, especially in Miami, Florida, which has 13,000 cases pending. The Obama administration has ordered that children’s cases be pushed through first, before those of undocumented adults. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti gives us a rare look at the inner workings of federal immigration court.
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Video US, Turkey at Odds Over Strategy Against Islamic State

Turkey is part of the U.S.-led international coalition that is confronting the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, but Ankara so far has refused to participate militarily. A major reason for Turkey's reluctance, analysts say, is that Washington's priority is Iraq, while Turkey's main goal is the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. VOA's Mike Richman reports.
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Video Republicans, Democrats Face Off in Crucial Southern State

To gain a majority in the U.S. Senate this fall, Republicans will need to defeat a handful of Democratic candidates in several close races. One such race is in the U.S. state of Georgia, where Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, and David Purdue, the son of former Governor Sonny Purdue, are battling for each vote. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, Georgia’s growing minority voters could play a key role in the election, or a subsequent run-off.
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Video Obama Reassures Americans as Ebola Fears Grow

Fears of Ebola are growing in the United States, where a second nurse in Dallas, Texas has contracted the disease - a case that top U.S. health officials say is “very concerning.” In Washington, President Barack Obama canceled a political campaign trip to reassure the American public that the dangers of a serious outbreak are low. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House.
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Video Syrian Defector Leaks Shocking Photos of Torture Victims

Shocking photographs purporting to show Syrian torture victims are on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. The museum says the graphic images are among thousands of photographs recently smuggled out of Syria by a military policeman-turned-defector. As VOA reporter Julie Taboh reports, the museum says the photos provide further evidence of atrocities committed by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against its own people.
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Video US Stocks Drop Sharply Amid Global Growth Concerns

Key Wall Street indexes fell sharply on Wednesday as new economic data from the U.S. added to concerns about the health of the global economy. Although benchmark indexes later recovered from their session lows, the losses threatened to wipe out most of the gains made this year. As VOA’s Mil Arcega reports, the volatility is a normal part of a healthy market - but experts say the market is overdue for a major correction.
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Video Drought-Stricken California Considers Upgrading Water System

A three-year drought in California is causing a water shortage that is being felt on farms and cities throughout the state. As VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports, water experts, consumers and farmers say California needs to make changes to cope with an uncertain future.
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Video NYC Hospital Boosts Ebola Readiness

A New York hospital near one of the city's major airports says it's ready to handle any Ebola patients that might come its way - even though New York so far has not had any cases of the disease. VOA's Rong Shi has more on the story, in this report narrated by Colin Lovett.

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VOA60 America - October 7, 2014i
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October 07, 2014 4:43 PM
The Supreme Court decided Monday to reject appeals against same-sex marriage in five states
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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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The head of the United States Secret Service Julia Pierson faces tough questioning before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a rock star reception at Madison Square Garden in New York City

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Supreme Court Upholds Use of Strict Voter ID Law in Texas Polls

Court ruling, released early Saturday, was unsigned and contained no reasoning
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State Dept: US, China Hold 'Unprecedented' Informal Talks

Secretary of State hosts Chinese official at his home in Boston, trying to warm US-China relations ahead of next month's summit in Beijing
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Video Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

Researcher says converting Latinas see Islam as positive; 'Koran becomes this guidebook that tells you exactly what to wear, what to eat, how to wash, how to behave, when to pray”
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Video US Ebola Fears Spread Faster Than Virus

Once three cases of Ebola were diagnosed in the US - a Liberian man died of the disease, two of his caregivers contracted the disease -- fears reached a crescendo
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Video Key US Midterm Battleground: N. Carolina

Preeminent swing state in recent elections could decide which party controls the Senate
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Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans

Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show US income, opportunity gap is approaching its widest point in nearly a century
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Photogallery Analysts: Islamic State Will Be Hard to Defeat

Group is believed to have up to 35,000 fighters, significant local Sunni tribal support, and experienced military leaders - including top officers from Iraq’s former Baathist army
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Kerry Hosts Top Chinese Diplomat at Boston Home

Chinese, US officials say talks with State Councilor Yang Jiechi will cover broad range of issues, are aimed at warming Sino-US ties ahead of bilateral summit next month
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