Storm Reyes grew up in Native American migrant camps in the northwestern part of the U.S. Watch as she tells the story of how books opened up her world and let her leave the migrant camps, eventually leading to a career helping others find and enjoy books.
The U.S. Congress has approved spending bill and two year budget agreement which has been signed by President Donald Trump, ending a brief government shutdown. The deal ended weeks of uncertainty as well as Democratic hopes of linking passage of the budget with a solution for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports on the immigration fight ahead on Capitol Hill.
World champion and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has 19 medals to her name, but there's one accolade that's been out of her reach. Until now. VOA's Tina Trinh met with the all-star gymnast to discuss her next big goal.
U.S. officials say U.S. airstrikes against government-backed troops in eastern Syria late Wednesday and early Thursday were purely defensive. A Pentagon official said Thursday the airstrikes were launched after the Syrian government and its local supporters posed a threat to the Syrian Democratic Forces and their U.S. advisers in eastern Deir el-Zour province. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports renewed fighting on several fronts in Syria gives scant hope for a peaceful solution to the seven-year war.