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Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar (R) and US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham (L) sign documents as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (2R) and Afghanistan's new Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (C)  look on at the Presidential Palace in

Photogallery Afghanistan, US Sign Security Pact

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FILE - United States Secret Service director Julia Pierson enters a hearing room to answer questions before a closed meeting of the Senate Homeland Security Committee in Washington, April 1, 2014.

Secret Service Head to be Questioned Over White House Intruder

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United States Secret Service police stand in front of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2014.

Man Opens Fire During Ethiopian Embassy Protest in Washington

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FILE - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford drops back to pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter of a exhibition NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit.

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September 29, 2014 9:14 PM
President Obama says airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria will likely continue for some time because, in his words, "there is a cancer that has grown for too long." So what if President Obama had acted sooner in Syria to arm more-moderate opponents of both the Islamic State and the Syrian government? VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the United Nations.
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Video Could US Have Done More to Stop Rise of Islamic State?

President Obama says airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria will likely continue for some time because, in his words, "there is a cancer that has grown for too long." So what if President Obama had acted sooner in Syria to arm more-moderate opponents of both the Islamic State and the Syrian government? VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the United Nations.
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Video US House Speaker: Congress Should Debate Authorization Against IS

As wave after wave of U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State militants, the speaker of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives says he would be willing to call Congress back into session to debate a formal, broad authorization for the use of military force. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington, where legislators left town 10 days ago for a seven-week recess.
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Video After UNGA, Obama Issues Second Call for Global Effort on Ebola

President Barack Obama is again calling on global cooperation to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, delivering the message at Friday's Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House. VOA's Carolyn Presutti reports.
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Video US Economy Rebounds Faster Than Expected in Second Quarter

The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than two years - growing at an annualized rate of 4.6 percent from April through June. That’s a positive sign for the rest of the year, after a disastrous first quarter saw the country’s domestic output shrink by more than two percent. Some economists say it’s a sure sign the U.S. economy is on the mend, but others say it’s too soon to celebrate. Mil Arcega has more.
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Video Identifying Bodies Found in Texas Border Region

Thousands of immigrants have died after crossing the border from Mexico into remote areas of the southwestern United States in recent years. Local officials in south Texas alone have found hundreds of unidentified bodies and buried them in mass graves in local cemeteries. Now an anthropologist and her students at Baylor University have been exhuming bodies and looking for clues to identify them. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Waco, Texas.
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Video NATO Leader Confident in Afghan Security After Political Power Deal

In an interview with Voice of America's Scott Stearns on Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he is confident that Afghan forces can take charge of security behind a new government in Kabul that comes as part of a political power-sharing agreement following this year's historic elections.
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Video Fight Against Islamic State Terrorists Likely to Face Long-term Challenges

As coalition airstrikes hit militant targets in Syria, President Barack Obama's administration is appealing for broader international support of efforts to fight Islamic State terrorists. But analysts say the international coalition that is being assembled by the U.S. could encounter roadblocks as the fight against the militants continues. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
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Video Intersecting Cultures, Languages in New Play of NYC Neighborhood

Four years ago, theater artist Ari Laura Kreith founded a theater company to present plays reflecting the multicultural, multilingual lives in her New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights. It’s called Theatre 167, after the number of languages that are spoken in a few square blocks in the Queens neighborhood. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver reports on its current play.
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Video Obama Implores World to Join Fight Against Islamist Militants

President Barack Obama is calling on the world to join the fight against extremists. He did so in a wide-ranging speech at this year’s session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he laid out his vision for U.S. leadership in the face of Islamist extremism. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report from the United Nations.
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Video VOA Presents President Obama at UNGA

VOA correspondents discuss President Obama's UNGA speech, where he called for a global effort to destroy the Islamic State militants. Obama also addressed the spread of Ebola, Iranian nuclear talks, and had particularly tough words for Russia.
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Video US, Allies Hit Islamic State, Al-Qaida Affiliate in Syria

The U.S. and five Arab nations have struck Islamic State and al-Qaida militant targets in Syria, in a move the Pentagon says is "just the beginning." VOA's Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb has more.
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Video Obama Calls for World Action on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama has gone before world leaders at the United Nations and made an urgent plea for nations to boost their efforts to deal with climate change. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report.
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Video UN Climate Summit Raises Hopes for Climate Treaty

The United Nations Climate Summit Tuesday in New York brought together heads of state with leaders from the private sector and civil society to address the world's climate crisis. As VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports, while the event is not a negotiating session, its outcome can serve to build momentum for a new climate treaty by 2015
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Video Washington to Pyongyang: 'Shut This Evil System Down'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on North Korea to shut down prison camps and other human rights abuses following a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into "widespread and systematic human rights violations." VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the United Nations.
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Video High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Used to Kill Cancer Tumor

There is a new way of killing certain cancer tumors that allows the patient to go home on the same day. Surgeons at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California became the first doctors to use this procedure on a patient with the help of high intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, and new robotic technology. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.
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Video Tensions High in Lebanon as US-led Coalition Strikes Syria

As a U.S.-led coalition begins bombing Islamist militant targets in Syria, tensions are soaring in neighboring Lebanon. Syrian refugees continue to clamor to get in, fleeing battles and bombings. Heather Murdock reports for VOA from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon that violence is crossing the border into Lebanon, along with mistrust and fear.
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Video USAID Provides $231 Million for Girls Education in Five Countries

Hollywood stars Alicia Keys, Jennifer Garner and 30 others have voiced their support for a U.S.-backed initiative called "Let Girls Learn." The $231 million program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is aimed at ensuring public and quality education for girls worldwide. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, this new program will focus on five countries in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
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Video US Secret Service Boosts White House Security after Intrusion

The U.S. Secret Service has increased patrols outside the White House after a man jumped the fence and entered the building last Friday before being apprehended. Another man was arrested for trying to enter the White House grounds by car on Saturday. The White House says the agency is reviewing its practices after the Friday incident. President Barack Obama has expressed full confidence in the Secret Service. Zlatica Hoke has this report.
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Video Prolonged Drought Plagues SW Oklahoma Farmers

Parts of western Texas and southwestern Oklahoma have been in drought conditions for several years running and the deficit in rainfall has taken a heavy toll on cotton and grain production. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says the state has suffered $2 billion in agricultural losses since 2011. There has been rain in recent weeks, but, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Altus, Oklahoma, for most farmers it has been too late.
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Video NASA’s MAVEN Probe Enters Mars Orbit

NASA’s newest Mars probe, called MAVEN, has successfully entered its designated orbit around the Red Planet. Scientists will use its sophisticated instruments to try to learn what happened to the atmosphere Mars had a few billion years ago. VOA’s George Putic has more.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a rock star reception at Madison Square Garden in New York City
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a rock star reception at Madison Square Garden in New York City
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United Nations Security Council unanimously passes resolution cracking down on the flow of foreign fighters to militant organizations such as the Islamic State group
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President Barack Obama addressed airstrikes by the United States and a group of five Arab countries carried out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria
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Hundreds of thousands of people marched in New York and cities around the world Sunday demanding action against global warming at this week's U.N. Climate Summit
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President Obama reaffirms support for Ukraine; launches the "It's On Us" program designed to fight sexual assault on college campuses

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Photogallery India’s Modi to Meet President Obama at White House

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