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President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Obama to Ramp Up Anti-Ebola Efforts in Africai
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Luis Ramirez
September 15, 2014 11:01 PM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday will unveil his plan to ramp up efforts against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Obama to Ramp Up Anti-Ebola Efforts in Africa

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will unveil his plan to ramp up efforts against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video After Ferguson, New Focus on Other Cases of Police Shootings in US

August 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed African American teen in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer has brought new attention to other such cases in the United States, and family members of some victims are demanding answers. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has this report on the issue of police force and racial bias.
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Video World's Top Diplomats Pledge Iraq Support

Nearly 30 countries have promised to coordinate in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq. Their pledge to help the Iraqi government came Monday at a Paris meeting, where U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry worked to build a broad coalition. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns has the story from Paris.
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Video After Ferguson, New Focus on Race and Policing

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Video US Touts Coalition to Fight Islamic State Group

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Video US Muslim Leaders Condemn Islamic State

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Video US Congressional Leaders Back Campaign Against IS

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Video Audio of VOA's Scott Stearn's interview with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, Sept. 22, 2014

Audio of VOA's Scott Stearn's interview with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 11, 2014
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Video Obama's IS Strategy Gets Mixed Reaction

U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed strategy for an expanded U.S. military effort against Islamic state militants in Iraq and Syria has drawn a mixed reaction from congressional lawmakers.VOA's Mike Richman reports
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Video Obama Vows Allied Coalition to Degrade and Destroy Islamic State

President Barack Obama is vowing to go after Islamic State militants wherever they exist, including in Syria. In a speech to the American public Wednesday, the president announced the United States will lead what he says will be a broad coalition to roll back the terrorist threat posed by the extremist group. VOA's Aru Pande has more from Washington.
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Video Teens Help Seniors Bridge High-Tech Generational Gap

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Video Islamic State Foreign Fighters Are Cause for Concern on 9/11 Anniversary

As Americans prepare to observe the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, there are growing concerns that the terrorist group known as Islamic State could carry out attacks in the U.S. and Europe. As VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports, the foreign militants who have joined the Islamic State in its fight in Syria and Iraq are the focus of concern.
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Video US to Broaden Strategy Against Islamic State Militants

President Barack Obama is laying out his plan to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East Wednesday night. VOA Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb shares key elements of the strategy and what experts say is needed for success.
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Video A Hope for a More Deliberate Obama on World Crises

From too cautious to too slow, there has been no shortage of criticism for President Barack Obama's foreign policy decision-making, as world crises from Iraq to Ukraine seemingly ratchet out of control. As the president prepares to lay out his strategy for dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group, VOA's Aru Pande reports that some hope Obama will refocus and take more deliberate action on the world stage.

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VOA60 America- September 15, 2014i
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September 15, 2014 5:31 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Paris, France to meet with foreign ministers and French President Hollande to discuss strategy against Islamic State
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Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Paris, France to meet with foreign ministers and French President Hollande to discuss strategy against Islamic State
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Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara to discuss setting up an alliance to fight Islamic State extremists
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Video VOA60 America- September 11, 2014

President Barack Obama lays out strategy against militants of the Islamic State group
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Video VOA60 America - September 8, 2014

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama said the U.S. military would provide equipment and logistical support in the fight against the Ebola virus
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Video VOA60 America - September 5, 2014

A third U.S. medical missionary is returning home after contracting the Ebola virus while working in West Africa

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