U.S. President Donald Trump has reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah, despite the objections of Native American and other groups who want the land to remain under the federal government protection. In a speech Monday in Salt Lake City, Utah, Trump announced he is returning more than 80 percent of Bears Ears land and close to 50 percent of Grand Stairs-Escalante to the state control. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
The opioid crisis in the U.S. has destroyed the lives of thousands of people, tearing apart families and communities. For addicts, the road to recovery is long and hard and often fraught with many setbacks. It is estimated just three percent of substance abusers manage to stay clean for a lifetime. Jeff Swicord profiles one opioid user who is battling for her sobriety at a residential rehabilitation center in Miami, Florida