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President Barack Obama speaks about lack of action in Congress, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.

Obama: Hamas to Blame for Cease-fire Collapse

President condemns reported Hamas attack on Israeli soldiers in Gaza as a violation of newly reached humanitarian cease-fire, calls for release of Israeli soldier allegedly held hostage More

Immigrant and longtime resident in the United States Rosalva Mireles, left, is photographed and processed for her permanent driver's license at a Department of Motor Vehicles office, in Denver, Aug. 1, 2014.

Colorado Issues Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Colorado is one of 11 states, plus Washington DC, to pass such legislation More

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 1, 2014, after a closed-door meeting of House Republicans to discuss the border crisis.

House to Vote on Revised Border Security Bill

Some GOP representatives optimistic party has votes needed to pass bill More

John Tefft of Va., who is to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Russia, arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 29, 2014.

US Senate Confirms John Tefft as Envoy to Russia

Tefft has served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to Ukraine and former President George W. Bush's ambassador to Georgia, Lithuania More

In this July 17, 2014 photo, construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill.

US Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

Data surprises economists who predicted a steady unemployment rate More



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People Rush to Testify on Climate Issuesi
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August 01, 2014 8:32 PM
Proposed rules to cut pollution from the nation’s 600 coal-fired power plants are generating a heated debate in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, charged with writing and implementing the plan, has already received 300,000 written comments. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, another 1,600 people are lining up this week at EPA headquarters and at satellite offices around the country to give their testimony in person.
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Video People Rush to Testify on Climate Issues

Proposed rules to cut pollution from the nation’s 600 coal-fired power plants are generating a heated debate in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, charged with writing and implementing the plan, has already received 300,000 written comments. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, another 1,600 people are lining up this week at EPA headquarters and at satellite offices around the country to give their testimony in person.
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Video Public Raises its Voice on Power Plant Pollution

In the United States, proposed rules to cut pollution from the nation’s 600 coal-fired power plants are generating a heated debate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, charged with writing and implementing the plan, has already received 300,000 written comments. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, another 1,600 people are lining up this week at EPA headquarters and at satellite offices around the country to give their testimony in person.
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Video West Africa Ebola Deaths Top 725, US Issues Travel Warning

The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola deaths in four West African countries now tops 725. The United States is warning travelers to avoid any non-essential trips to hardest-hit countries, as health officials race to contain the virus. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas has the latest from Washington.
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Video Philadelphia Laundry Succeeds by Being Green

When Gabriel Mandujano opened Wash Cycle Laundry in Philadelphia four years ago, the 26-year-old social innovator had three goals in mind: making a profit, developing community and staying green. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, four years later, he has not only succeeded in achieving these goals, but he is expanding the business as well.
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Video US-Funded Program Offers Honduran Children Alternative to Illegal Immigration

President Obama and Central American leaders recently agreed to come up with a plan to address poverty and crime in the region that is fueling the surge of young migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. VOA’s Brian Padden looks at one such program in Honduras - funded in part by the United States - which gives street kids not only food and safety but a chance for a better life without, crossing the border.
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Video Virginia Man Proclaims New Nation to Make his Daughter a Princess

Jeremiah Heaton traveled from his Virginia home to an “unclaimed” piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, planted a flag there and named it the Kingdom of North Sudan. And he insists that his young daughter Emily is now a princess. VOA’s Laurel Bowman has more.
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Video Michelle Obama: Young Africans Need to Embrace Women's Rights

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama urged some of Africa's best and brightest to advocate for women's rights in their home countries. As VOA's Pam Dockins explains, Obama spoke to some 500 participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a six-week U.S.-based training and development program.
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Video US Economy Rebounds Strongly in 2nd Quarter of 2014

The U.S. economy grew at rapid pace from April to June, rebounding at an annualized pace of four percent after a dismal winter that saw the nation’s gross domestic output shrink more than two percent. An upbeat President Obama says that’s no surprise. But others are taking a wait and see approach. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.
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Video Immigrant Influx on Texas Border Heats Up Political Debate

Immigrants from Central America continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas, seeking asylum in the United States, as officials grapple with ways to deal with the problem and provide shelter for thousands of minors among the illegal border crossers. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the issue is complicated by internal U.S. politics and U.S. relations with the troubled nations that immigrants are fleeing.
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Video Study: Latino Students Most Segregated in California

Even though legal school segregation ended in the United States 60 years ago, one study finds segregation still occurs in the U.S. based on income and race. The University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights Project finds that students in California are more segregated by race than ever before, especially Latinos. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.
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Video Scientists Double Up After AIDS Virus Rebounds in 'Cured' Baby

A baby in the United States who was seemingly cured of HIV - after receiving powerful drugs at birth four years ago - recently tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. But as VOA's Chris Simkins reports - despite the latest setback, U.S. researchers are redoubling efforts to put the virus into remission at birth.
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Video Trade, Investment, Growth Are Key Issues at US-Africa Summit

Business leaders from African nations are visiting key U.S. energy and transportation facilities, seeking ideas and contacts to solve problems that slow economic development. It is an effort to boost U.S. investment in Africa and increase economic growth and employment on both sides of the Atlantic. Trade and investment issues are an important part of a summit between President Barack Obama and many African leaders that will take place early in August in Washington. VOA’s Jim Randle reports.
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Video Young African Leaders Network With Private-Sector Representatives

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says his agency will commit nearly $38 million to help set up four regional leadership centers in Africa to make sure there is continuity in the Young African Leaders Summit taking place this week in Washington. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports from Washington
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Video New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine

The United States and European Union are imposing tougher new sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Tuesday's sanctions announcement came as Ukraine's foreign minister accused Russia of continuing to send fighters and weapons across the border. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports.
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Video A Summer Camp for All the World

During workshops and social gatherings, the Global Youth Village summer camp encourages young people to cooperate and embrace their differences, while learning to communicate with people from other countries. VOA's Deborah Block has more.
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Video Historical Mill Makes Grist and History for Centuries

There are many famous historical sites in the Washington area that attract tourists. But one of the lesser-known attractions is a 19th century grist mill just outside the nation’s capital. Still operating the same way it did 200 years ago, the mill draws some visitors and offers fresh grits and flour for local residents and restaurants. VOA’s June Soh takes us to Colvin Run Mill, where the 19th century meets the 21st.
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Video US Envoy: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border

The United States says it expects to pass another round of tough sanctions against Russia for its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In an interview with Voice of America, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Russian President Vladimir Putin must take steps to de-escalate the crisis. He spoke to Henry Ridgwell at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
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Video What Determines Who is Really a Refugee?

The flood of unaccompanied Central American children into the United States has given rise to a debate over whether or not they can stay, and that will largely depend on whether they are classified as refugees. But what exactly determines refugee status? VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer asks the experts.
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Video VOA Interview with Geoffrey Pyatt

Geoffrey R. Pyatt is the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. He was interviewed by VOA's Henry Ridgwell.
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Video Young Migrants From Central America Risk Life and Limb to Get to US

For the tens of thousands of young people from Central America trying to enter the U.S. illegally, the trip north is fraught with hardship and danger. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from Honduras on the case of one migrant who suffered serious injuries and another who went missing.

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VOA60 America August 1st, 2014i
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August 01, 2014 5:43 PM
Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives consider new border funding bill before heading out for summer recess
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Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives consider new border funding bill before heading out for summer recess
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The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has authorized the Republican leader of the House, John Boehner, to pursue a lawsuit against President Obama
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Video VOA60 America July 29, 2014

Supporters of both Israel and the Palestinians hold opposing rallies in Chicago, Illinois
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The president of Honduras is linking Central America’s migration crisis to a policy divide in Washington
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Convicted murderer Joseph Woods is the latest inmate to suffer a botched execution as witnesses say it took nearly two hours to kill him.

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Kurdish fighting forces request military supplies, including tanks, sniper equipment, armored personnel carriers, artillery and ammunition, and body armor
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Snowden Asks to Stay in Russia

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Video Philadelphia Laundry Succeeds by Being Green

Social innovator launched Wash Cycle Laundry four years ago and not only achieved his initial goals but has plans to expand the business to other cities
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Video US to Evacuate at Least 1 American Ebola Victim from West Africa

Hospital officials at Atlanta's Emory University confirmed patient would be treated in a special isolation unit there, but declined to identify the person
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Video Women Lead US Economic Recovery

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