FILE - A farmer plants soybeans in a field in Springfield, Neb., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday confirmed private sales to China of 68,000 tonnes of soybeans for the 2019/20 marketing year
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:30
FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Boris Johnson, left, then the British foreign secretary, as they take part in a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York, Sept. 18, 2017.
There are high expectations for the Anglo-American relationship but there are potential snags
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:44
President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a commemorative meeting of the Virginia General Assembly at Jamestown Settlement on the 400th anniversary of the meeting of the original House of Burgess in Jamestown, Va., July 30, 2019.
A look at some of their claims and how they compare with the facts
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:21
The Democratic Debate, July 30, 2019.
In a pair of debates, 20 candidates tried to stand out as the one voters should pick to oppose President Donald Trump in next year’s election
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 05:21
Feud Between Trump, Congressman Shines Spotlight on Baltimore's Blight
A war of words continues between U.S. President Donald Trump and a powerful Democratic lawmaker investigating the Trump White House, Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland. The president has criticized the legislator's Baltimore district in comments that many have denounced as racist. Today, like many urban centers, Baltimore struggles to deal with racial unrest, crime, economic inequality and high unemployment. VOA's Carolyn Presutti visited Baltimore and has this report.
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 03:16
An entire block of vacant row houses in West Baltimore, within the 7th Congressional District of Representative Elijah Cummings. (VOA/C. Presutti)
Residents debate urban decay and presidential politics
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 04:42
 Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Ormond Beach, Florida, on October 7, 2016. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his h
As sea levels rise, homes continue to sprout in US flood zones
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 00:56
This July 17, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet in flight after refueling over the Pacific Ocean near the coast of Brisbane, Australia. The Navy said Wednesday, July 31, that an F/A-18 Super Hornet jet…
The jet was from strike fighter squadron VFA-151 stationed at Lemoore
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 23:53
Democratic presidential hopefuls Former Vice President Joe Biden (R) and US Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker chat during a break in the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at…
At Democratic presidential candidates’ debate, Biden faced tough questions about his long public record and incremental proposals
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 23:05
FILE - A Russian construction worker in Portovaya Bay, some 170 km (106 miles) north-west from St. Petersburg, Russia, during a ceremony marking the start of Nord Stream pipeline construction.
US legislators in both chambers largely oppose development ofNord Stream 2, as does White House
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 23:44
In this image from video released by the CIA Nov. 1, 2017, Hamza bin Laden is seen on an undertermined date at his wedding.
Son of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden is reportedly killed in operation involving US forces
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 22:25
 Jordan's King Abdullah II attends the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia, March 31, 2019.
Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran and senior adviser to the US secretary of state, are along on Jared Kushner's whistle-stop tour to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 21:36
FILE - A$AP Rocky performs "I'm Not the Only One" with Sam Smith, not pictured, during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nov. 23, 2014.
We don't want any more problems, Rocky testified in court
 People watch a TV that shows a file picture of a North Korean missile for a news report on North Korea firing short-range ballistic missiles, in Seoul, South Korea, July 31, 2019.
North Korea objects to the exercises and claims they break a promise Trump made — without mention its missile tests
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 20:42
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wears some Ghanaian beaded jewelry during her visit to Accra, July 31, 2019. (S. Knott/VOA)
Four hundred years after the first ship of enslaved Africans sailed to America, US House speaker condemns 'grave evil' of slavery in speech to Ghana's parliament 
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 19:38