U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  reacts after signing  the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 in Washington, Aug. 1, 2019.
Democratic House Speaker reacting to Trump's bitter comments about her hometown of Baltimore, where Kushner owns property 
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 22:12
This Feb. 2, 2014, file photo shows Iraqi Security forces preparing to attack al-Qaida positions in Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq.
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Caution from top diplomats in Washington comes amid reports one of the terror group's rising stars, son of al-Qaida's founder, Osama bin Laden, is dead
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 21:14
FILE - The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France, Feb. 20, 2017.
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper is reviewing accusations of unfairness
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:29
FILE - Lee Elbaz arrives at federal court for jury selection in her trial in Greenbelt, Md., July 16, 2019. Elbaz is charged with orchestrating a scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors out of tens of millions of dollars.
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An Israeli woman is charged with orchestrating a scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors out of tens of millions of dollars
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FILE - An F/A-18D Hornet flies out of what is known as Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley National Park, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017. On July 31, 2019, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jet crashed in the California desert, killing the pilot.
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The identity of the pilot will be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next-of-kin in accordance with Defense Department policy
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 18:49
FILE - A firearms training unit detective holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used in the Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing on gun laws in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 28, 2013.
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Remington Outdoor Co asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that allowed families of the victims to sue the company over its marketing practices
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 18:31
FILE - An Iraqi soldier inspects a former train tunnel displaying the the Islamic State group flag, in western Mosul, Iraq, March 1, 2017. The tunnel once served as a training camp for IS fighters.
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Omer Kuzu of Texas is the sixth US citizen or permanent resident to be brought back from Syria or Iraq
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 18:15
President Donald Trump talks to reporters before departing for a campaign rally in Cincinnati, on the South Lawn of the White House, Aug. 1, 2019.
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President Trump tells VOA he is hopeful a new nuclear missile treaty can be negotiated with Russia
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 17:51
Computer security expert James Glenn won a rare payout in a whistleblower lawsuit he filed against Cisco Systems Inc. almost a decade ago, after he reported critical security flaws in Cisco video surveillance software.
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A computer security expert has won a trailblazing payout in a whistleblower lawsuit over critical security flaws he found in October 2008 in Cisco Systems Inc. video surveillance software
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 16:43
Fraidy Reiss, left, and backers of her “Unchained at Last” group celebrate passage of laws barring child marriage in Delaware and New Jersey.  Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, in the blue dress, sponsored the bill in New Jersey. (C. Presutti/VOA)
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US laws on underage marriage differ from state to state; 48 states still permit it, though they vary in their restrictions
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 16:11
FILE - An employee works in a clothing shop in Beijing, China.
President says the trade talks are continuing, but that the additional tariffs will start on Sept.1, during the talks
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:08
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., smiles after vote on a hard-won budget deal that would permit the government to resume borrowing to pay all of its obligations and would remove the prospect of a government shutdown in October, at the…
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A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate on Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon and domestic agencies
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:24
In this April 27, 2019, photo, Andy Proctor peers through the window at his new home in Vineyard, Utah. For some millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. Andy and his wife, Stacie made a successful offer on a three-bedroom house for $438,000. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Young adults in their 20s and 30s are first to feel the full impact of rising economic inequality
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 14:12
 Protesters demanding the resignation of Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez hold a banner featuring resigned Gov. Ricardo Rossello(C)and other politicians that reads in Spanish 'The 12 disciples of evil. Them too', San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 29, 2019.
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Puerto Rico's governing party is in full-blown crisis as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Rossello heads to an uncertain confirmation vote in the US territory's legislature
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FILE - Soldiers patrol the streets in Harare, Zimbabwe, following demonstrations by opposition party supporters, Aug. 1, 2018.
US sanctions former Zimbabwean general over post-election killings in Harare a year ago
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