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China at Forefront of US-Japan Summit
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Leaders affirm ‘ironclad support’ for US-Japanese alliance and shared security
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 12:46 AM
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan step off a plane at Tbilisi International Airport in Tbilisi, Georgia,…
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They asked staffers to run personal errands and perform non-official work such as making restaurant reservations, shopping and caring for their dog
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:11 PM
Caption: US Senator and former US Ambassador to Japan William (Bill) Hagerty of Tennessee in an interview with VOA on Capital Hill on April 14th, 2021.
William Hagerty, US ambassador in Tokyo until 2019, now views the relationship as an American senator
Natalie Liu
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 09:24 PM
Politicians Turn to Hollywood Talent Agents to Boost Their Image
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Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the celebrities who jumped from acting to politics
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 03:55 AM
US Ambassador to Haiti, Michele Sison
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Michele Sison, a career diplomat, has served as US Ambassador to Haiti since 2018
VOA web editor Sandra Lemaire at her desk in the newsroom
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:50 PM
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden…
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Mike Pence, 61, had previously been diagnosed with a heart condition
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:06 PM
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 15, 2021…
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Action taken by the Biden administration includes expelling 10 Russian suspected spies  
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 06:49 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, during a courtesy call…
Japanese PM will be the first foreign leader to meet Biden at White House
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 05:22 AM
Biden Announces End to 'America's Longest War'
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US will pull out 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, months later than the May 1st deadline for a full withdrawal set by the Trump administration
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:15 PM
U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in to testify via video feed during a virtual hearing of the U.S. Senate
Announcement comes after US Postal Service in March outlined a proposed 10-year strategic plan that would slow current first-class delivery standards and raise some prices to stem $160 billion in forecasted red ink over the next decade
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 11:07 PM
The Supreme Court is seen at sundown on the eve of Election Day, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. President Donald Trump…
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It promises to draw fierce opposition from Republicans
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:52 PM
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, right, speaks during a hearing about reparation for the descendants of slaves before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday,…
Bill says that in the decades following slavery, the government helped create 'persistent systemic structures of discrimination on living African Americans'
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:50 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, voters wait in line to cast their ballots in Georgia's Senate runoff election in…
Historically symbiotic relationship between party and business interests is tested by public anger at restrictive voting laws
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 06:34 PM
FILE - U.S. President Joe Biden holds first Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, April 1, 2021.
Speech will come as president hits 100 days in office
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:04 PM
Abigail Evans, 7, Logan Evans, 9, the children of the late U.S. Capitol Police officer William "Billy" Evans, sit with their mother Shannon Terranova, left, during a memorial service as Evans lies in honor in the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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William Evans, who died April 2, lies in honor in the Capitol rotunda, one of the highest honors Congress has for a civilian
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 03:40 PM