It's been 45 years since the break-in at the Watergate Office Complex in June of 1972. Initially it was viewed as just another attempted burglary. But it grew into a scandal involving high-profile figures close to the White House. Consequently, Richard Nixon was forced to resign. VOA Russian's Rafael Saakov visited the Watergate hotel and the Washington Post whose journalists played key roles in the investigation.
How to respond to North Korea's development of weapons of mass destruction was the top agenda item when President Donald Trump hosted his South Korean counterpart. VOA White House Bureau Chief Correspondent Steve Herman reports that the trade relationship between Washington and Seoul was also discussed.
One of the themes of this year's Smithsonian Folk Life Festival is immigration. As part of the festival events, a group of 25 children were sworn in as U.S. Citizens, just ahead of America's Independence Day holiday. VOA's Elizabeth Cherneff reports.