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Protesters march Thursday in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 21, 2014.

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Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican,  Aug. 20, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, August 21, 2014.

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August 22, 2014 9:34 AM
Calls for justice are growing louder in the embattled St. Louis suburb of Ferguson as violent protests give way to peaceful demonstrations. The unrest began after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager August 9 after a confrontation on a neighborhood street. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has the latest from Ferguson.
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Video Calls for Justice Grow as Ferguson Violence Fades

Calls for justice are growing louder in the embattled St. Louis suburb of Ferguson as violent protests give way to peaceful demonstrations. The unrest began after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager August 9 after a confrontation on a neighborhood street. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has the latest from Ferguson.
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Video US Defense Officials Plan For Long-Term Strategy To Contain Islamic State

U.S. defense officials say American air strikes in Iraq have helped deter Islamic State militants for the time being, but that a broad international effort is needed to defeat the extremists permanently. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Thursday that the group formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, is better organized, and financially and militarily stronger than any other known terrorist group. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Analysts Warn United Iraqi Effort Needed Against Islamic State Militants

While terrorism experts around the globe knew of the Islamic State militants in Syria -- also known as "ISIL" or "ISIS" -- they were taken aback at its rapid success in Iraq in recent months. ISIL used savvy messaging and political deal brokering to gain partners and take over a large territory. As VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports, regional security analysts say unified efforts are needed to counter the militants' message and stop their momentum.
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Video Native Bees May Help Save Crops

U.S. President Barack Obama has called for a federal strategy to promote the health of bees that have been declining. The honeybee has been waning due to parasites, disease and pesticides. Wild bees may be used to take over their role as crop pollinators. Scientists first need to learn a lot more about wild bees, says biologist Sam Droege, who is pioneering the first national inventory on native bees. VOA’s Deborah Block went to his research laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, to bring you more.
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Video US Business Leaders Argue for Immigration Reform

U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed comprehensive immigration reform remains stalled in a politically divided Congress, but business leaders around the country say immigration reform is needed to keep the economy growing. The situation was the focus of a recent business forum in Houston, where VOA’s Greg Flakus filed this report.
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Video National Guard, America's Part-time Military, Helps Out in Times of Crisis

The governor of Missouri is pulling out National Guard troops who are assisting state and local police in Ferguson, Missouri, as protests continue there, following last week's killing of an unarmed African-American by a white police officer. VOAs Carolyn Presutti explains the difference between the National Guard and the US military, through this visit to a National Guard base in Pennsylvania. First, we must warn you that the beginning pictures are graphic.
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Video Holder Vows Fair, Thorough Probe in Ferguson Shooting Case

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a fair and thorough federal investigation into the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Holder spoke about his visit to Ferguson in unusually personal terms to reporters upon his return to Washington, and VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more.
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Video Embattled Ferguson Unites in Call for Justice, Peace

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met with leaders of the embattled community of Ferguson, a predominantly African American suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Ferguson has endured violent protests since the August 9 shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by a white police officer. But as VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas reports, the community is determined to end the unrest and seek justice.
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Video Obama Condemns Journalist Killing, Vows Justice

President Barack Obama has condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley and warned the United States will see that justice is done. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Beheading Of US Journalist Breeds Outrage

U.S. and British authorities have launched an investigation into an Islamic State video showing the beheading of kidnapped American journalist James Foley by a militant with a British accent. The extremist group, which posted the video on the Internet Tuesday, said the murder was revenge for U.S. airstrikes on militant positions in Iraq - and has threatened to execute another American journalist it is holding. Henry Ridgwell has more from London.
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Video Ferguson Calls for Justice as Anger, Violence Grips Community

Violence, anger and frustration continue to grip the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Protests broke out after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager on August 9. The case has sparked outrage around the nation and prompted the White House to send U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to the small community of just over 20,000 people. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has more from Ferguson.
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Video Debilitating Disease Gets Windfall Support Through Social Media

A social media stunt sweeping the United States is drawing attention and money to combat the deadly neurological disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. In the U.S. alone, there are roughly 15 new cases of ALS diagnosed each day and the disease is well-known for claiming the life of famed American baseball player, Lou Gehrig, nearly 80 years ago. Arash Arabasadi reports from Washington on the social media campaign to find a cure for ALS.
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Video New York Buskers Getting Arrested Despite MTA Law

The arrests of public performers, or buskers, in New York City have increased drastically from just a year ago. This is a result of new city police commissioner William Bratton’s “broken windows” policing strategy that assumes targeting low-level crimes will deter more serious crimes. VOA Persian reporter Tala Hadavi met with a couple of buskers to find out more.
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Video Conflicting Accounts Cloud Investigation Into Fatal Police Shooting

A grand jury in the state of Missouri will hear evidence in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the town of Ferguson. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on the investigation into the August 9th shooting which has sparked days of violent protests in Ferguson, a Saint Louis suburb.
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Video Clinton-Obama Relationship Could Impact 2016 Election

President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have a long and complicated relationship. That relationship took another turn recently when Clinton criticized the president’s foreign policy. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone reports there is renewed attention on the Clinton-Obama relationship as Hillary Clinton considers running for
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Video For Obama, Racial Violence is Personal Issue

The racial violence in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is presenting U.S. President Barack Obama with an issue to which he has a deep personal connection. To many Americans, Obama's election as America's first black president marked a turning point in race relations in the United States, and Obama has made ending the violence a policy priority. On Monday he issued a new call for calm and understanding. Luis Ramirez reports from the White House.
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Video Concept of ‘Free Legal Help’ Gains Ground in US

Lawyers who offer free legal help for their clients are commonly called "pro bono" lawyers. In recent years, there has been a growing number of law firms that do pro bono work. Elizabeth Lee explains the growing trend for VOA from Los Angeles.
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Video Oil Wealth Attracts Businesses to North Dakota

The state of North Dakota has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, thanks to a glut of jobs created by the oil boom in the western part of the state, which rests on one of the largest shale oil deposits in the country. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from Williston, North Dakota, the job market keeps growing as more businesses relocate to North Dakota, attracted by the promise of profits -- but not without challenges.
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Video EU Approves Arming of Kurds; US Says Air Strikes Will Continue

European Union Foreign Ministers have approved sending arms to Kurdish Peshmerga forces who are battling extremist Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. The United States says its air strikes against Islamic State positions have relieved the humanitarian emergency facing ethnic minorities sheltering on Sinjar mountain. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA, however, the West is determined not to get sucked in to another conflict in Iraq.

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VOA60 America August 8, 2014i
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August 20, 2014 5:09 PM
American officials look to confirm authenticity of Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of an American photojournalist
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American officials look to confirm authenticity of Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of an American photojournalist
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Clashes continue in Ferguson, Missouri; President Barack Obama tells Attorney General Eric Holder to travel there
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Video VOA60 America August 18, 2014

The governor of Missouri has ordered the National Guard to the town of Ferguson after a week of sometimes violent protests sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer
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Police in Ferguson, Missouri release the name of the officer that shot and killed Michael Brown last week
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Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up an eight-day around-the-world diplomatic trip in Hawaii

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