American legal scholar Alan Morrison discusses modern history of US political investigations, filled with touchy issues that can inflame public opinion; in these turbulent, tweet-filled times, he says, the first important task is to find out what the facts are
Fires were burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that fire conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska, as powerful thunderstorms moved through nation's midsection overnight
A new U.S. executive order, temporarily halting the issuance of new visas for travelers from six countries, is to go into effect March 16, replacing an earlier controversial order in which visitors from the same countries and a seventh one -- Iraq -- were barred from entry to the U.S. VOA White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman reports.
Rights groups say the new executive order U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Monday is no improvement over the original one issued in January and say they will move to block it. The new version removes the indefinite ban on Syrian refugees and drops Iraq from the list of seven majority-Muslim countries affected by the previous order. But it reinstates a temporary blanket ban on all refugees. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports that reactions to the new order are mixed.
In cities across the United States, local communities are hosting dinners for refugees. It is a part of an initiative called “Refugees Welcome.” The goal is to break barriers by breaking bread together. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee attended a dinner in Los Angeles where Syrian refugees shared their experience of settling in the U.S.
The Oklahoma City bombing 22 years ago was an act of domestic terror by Gulf War veteran Timothy McVeigh and his accomplice, Terry Nichols. The bombing destroyed one third of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring 680 others. In his documentary, “Oklahoma City,” filmmaker Barak Goodman revisits the bombing as the first major domestic terrorist attack in the US on April 19, 1995. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
Fifteen years ago, Glenn Spencer moved to the southern border in pursuit of an obsession: to “secure the border.” The California-native says he has caught and reported numerous border crossers using advanced drone technology, and shows no remorse for those whose lives he has singlehandedly upended. VOA’s Ramon Taylor takes you to his ranch in Cochise County, Arizona.