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August 30, 2014 10:57 PM
New York immigration activists are calling on President Barack Obama to unilaterally end deportations and allow undocumented immigrants to work legally by the end of the summer. Daniela Schrier has more from New York.
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Video Activists Urge President to Act Alone on Immigration

New York immigration activists are calling on President Barack Obama to unilaterally end deportations and allow undocumented immigrants to work legally by the end of the summer. Daniela Schrier has more from New York.
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Video Survivors Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Nazi Liquidation of Jewish Ghetto

When the German Nazi army occupied the Polish city of Lodz in 1939, it marked the beginning of a long nightmare for the Jewish community that once made up one third of the population. Roughly 200,000 people were forced into the Lodz Ghetto. Less than 7,000 survived. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, some survivors gathered at the Union League Club in Chicago on the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto to remember those who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime.
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Video NATO to Russia: Stop 'Illegal' Ukraine Operations

NATO condemns what it calls Russian efforts to destabilize Ukraine, charges Moscow dismisses as 'conjecture.' VOA's Jeff Custer reports.
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Video Chaotic Afghan Vote Recount Threatens Nation’s Future

Afghanistan’s troubled presidential election continues to be rocked by turmoil as an audit of the ballots drags on. The U.N. says the recount will not be completed before September 10. Observers say repeated disputes and delays are threatening the orderly transfer of power and could have dangerous consequences. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
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Video Coalition to Fight Islamic State Could Reward Assad

The United States along with European and Mideast allies are considering a broader assault against Islamic State fighters who have spread from Syria into Iraq and risk further destabilizing an already troubled region. But as VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, confronting those militants could end up helping the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Video On Patrol with Kurdish Forces in Iraq (VOA On Assignment Aug. 29, 2014)

VOA's Jeffrey Young tells On Assignment about his reporting trip to Iraq, where he spent a day with Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces.
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Florida's citrus fruit industry is facing a serious threat from a bacteria carried by the Asian insect called psyllid. The widespread infestation again highlights the danger of transferring non-native species to American soil. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Three young entrepreneurs are hoping to revolutionize the high-end sock industry by introducing all-American creations of their own. And they’re doing most of it the old-fashioned way. VOA’s Julie Taboh recently caught up with them to learn what goes into making their one-of-a-kind socks.

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FILE - In this 2009 photo, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command members, right, work with South Korean soldiers in searching for U.S. soldiers' remains.

US Advances in Identifying Korean War Vets’ Remains

DNA testing of victims remains and relatives speeds up content analysis of 208 boxes Pyongyang handed over to US in early 1990s More

Africa

FILE - A Nigerian soldier is seen operating a weapon atop a truck.

Heavy Clashes Between Soldiers, Militants in N. Nigeria

Witnesses say hundreds of militants, traveling in trucks and armored vehicles, advanced toward city of Bama, but were intercepted by Nigerian soldiers More

Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, speaks to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, back to a camera, during their meeting in Moscow, Aug. 29, 2014.

Iran Foreign Minister 'Optimistic' About Nuclear Talks

Following talks with EU officials Zarif says he believes dispute over Tehran’s goals can be resolved by November 24 deadline More

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Cuba Enacts New Rules to Restrict Imports

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Science & Technology

Internet, Technology Offer New Tools for Journalists

University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism in Los Angeles is teaching next generation of journalists with help of state-of-the-art newsroom More

Europe

FILE - Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc addresses the Turkish Parliament in Ankara in a 2013 photo.

Turkey Demands US Explanation of Alleged Spying

Deputy PM Arinc says officials have met with highest-ranking US diplomat currently in Turkey over new report in Germany's Der Spiegel More

Health

Researchers use a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart a region of the brain that’s involved in forming memories.

Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders

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Economy & Business

A migrant worker unloads sacks of rice from a barge to a cargo ship on The Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2014.

Labor Shortage Dents Thai Plans to Boost Rice Exports

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