The census numbers are in: America’s population is becoming older, but also increasingly diverse. Nowhere is that change more evident than in Houston, Texas, which has seen rapid expansion among minority communities and has become the poster child for future demographic changes across the country. Ramon Taylor reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with top Qatari and Kuwaiti officials Tuesday to try to help broker an end to the escalating standoff between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors. Tillerson says he's encouraging dialogue while President Donald Trump sharply criticizes Qatar for funding terrorism. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department.
U.S. military officials say there are indications of activity at a Syrian air base to back up an unusual White House public statement Monday night warning President Bashar al-Assad against launching another chemical weapons attack. Details from VOA White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman.
The U.S. State Department has released its annual report on human trafficking, listing 23 countries as the world's worst offenders, including China, which was downgraded to the same category as North Korea and Syria. VOA State Department Correspondent Nike Ching has the report.
Despite recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, U.S. congressional leaders are looking to lessons learned in Europe to combat the growing threat of extremism in the West. VOA's congressional reporter Katherine Gypson has more on the tough questions Capitol Hill will have to answer as they consider new approaches to counterterrorism.