On the 50th anniversary of former president Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have vowed to keep up the fight - with different approaches. Republican Senator Marco Rubio says the federal government has failed in its effort to end poverty, and he is proposing a new way forward. Democrats disagree. VOA’s Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill.
Cambodia has banned anti-government demonstrators from holding protests after last week’s deadly clashes with police that left four people dead. But as striking garment workers vow to continue their vigil, and the political opposition keeps up its campaign against the government, many worry more conflict is likely. Rick Valenzuela reports on the political situation in the Cambodia capital.