American dentist Walter Palmer has set off a global uproar by killing a well-known lion named Cecil on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. Now support for animal conservation efforts is flooding in, from money to toys that will create even more financial donations. And it appears Cecil's legacy is far from over. VOA's weekly show Hashtag spoke with some of the major players this week. Cal Perry has more.
The United States and Cuba will officially renew diplomatic relations by reopening their embassies in Washington and Havana on July 20. VOA's Cal Perry speaks with a man whose family has had close ties to the Cuban people about the impact of the new relationship with Cuba.
Charleston, South Carolina, residents have been left reeling after a white attacker opened fire at a historic black church, killing nine people. The gunman entered Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a bible study session and began shooting. The attack has raised a number of recurring issues in America, from race, to gun control, to hate crime. VOA's Cal Perry spoke with two political leaders from the state. Andrew Palczewski narrates his report.