Just days before Donald Trump's inauguration as 45th president of the United States, demonstrations supporting immigrant and minority rights have begun in more than 65 cities nationwide. VOA immigration reporter Aline Barros covered a rally in Washington at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, famous for its civil rights history.
The Obama administration's favorite programs to aid other countries, such as climate-change mitigation and contraception, could be in jeopardy after this week’s inauguration. What appears more certain is all overseas assistance will come under scrutiny from a president and a secretary of state with reputations in business for focusing on the bottom line. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman has details from the State Department.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has urged the incoming U.S. administration to continue supporting the fight against cancer. Brain cancer killed Biden's son Beau, keeping the senior Biden from running in last year's presidential race. The vice president addressed the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Monday, a day before the official opening of the annual conference. Zlatica Hoke reports.
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to bring “big league” change to America, but he will find it far more difficult than expected during his first 100 days in office. As White House correspondent Mary Alice Salinas reports, Trump will quickly run into a towering wall of Washington reality.