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Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang on September 1, 2014.

Detained American Released by N. Korea

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained in reclusive state, has left North Korea and is heading home, according to US officials More

FILE - Poland’s Prosecutor General Andrzej Seremet tells a news conference in Warsaw, June 19, 2014.

Poland to Appeal European Court Ruling on CIA Jails

Poland to ask European Court of Human Rights to re-consider its ruling that Warsaw violated its human rights commitments by hosting a secret CIA jail on its soil More

Video Health Care Workers Demand Better Preparedness for Ebola

National Nurses United criticizes sloppy procedures at the Dallas hospital that treated the first Ebola patient after two nurses who treated him became infected More

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks to U.S. and Japanese executives at an American Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Toyko, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

US: Time for Free Trade Deal with Japan is Now

The US has been urging Japan to reduce tariffs on agricultural imports, measures that are in place to protect Japanese farmers More

FILE - People stand outside Detroit City Hall, protesting thousands of residential water-service shutoffs by Detroit's water department, during a rally in Detroit, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

UN Officials Criticize Detroit Water Shutoffs

Detroit has turned off water to more than 27,000 people this year More



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October 21, 2014 2:02 PM
There is no known cure for Ebola, but several U.S. patients have received donations of blood and plasma from a survivor of the Ebola virus. VOA's Katherine Gypson looks at whether the blood of Ebola survivors has value in the medical community.
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Video Survivor's Blood Used in Ebola Treatment

There is no known cure for Ebola, but several U.S. patients have received donations of blood and plasma from a survivor of the Ebola virus. VOA's Katherine Gypson looks at whether the blood of Ebola survivors has value in the medical community.
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Video Healthcare Professionals Demand Better Preparedness for Ebola

Although there have only been three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, unease about contracting the disease has spread across the country. At the same time, nurses are asking President Obama to mandate uniform procedures for dealing with Ebola in all U.S. hospitals, where they say preparations are, for the most part, far from adequate. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, public officials are supporting these requests.
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Video Network Sharing Improves Internet, Cell Phone Connections

During major emergencies, like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2010, cell phone and Wi-Fi networks quickly get overloaded. A group of scientists at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, have designed and successfully tested a system that automatically uses all available networks, switching seamlessly from one to another, thus reducing the burden on all of them. VOA’s George Putic reports
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Video US ‘Death Cafes’ Put Focus on the Finale

In contemporary America, death usually is a topic to be avoided. But the growing “death café” movement encourages people to discuss their fears and desires about their final moments. VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky reports.
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Video US, Iran Face Similar Challenges in Syrian Fight Against IS Group

The United States and Iran are both helping fight Sunni militants in the Islamic State group. But one of the biggest battlefields is Syria, where Washington and Tehran back opposing sides in the civil war. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports on how that’s affecting the fight.
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Video Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparedness

People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real earthquake strikes.
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Video US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, spoke one day after President Barack Obama warned against mass-panic over the disease.
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Video Exclusive: American Joins Kurds' Anti-IS Fight

The United States and other Western nations have expressed alarm about their citizens joining Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq. In a rare counterpoint to the phenomenon, an American has taken up arms with the militants' Syrian Kurdish opponents. Elizabeth Arrott has more in this exclusive profile by VOA Kurdish reporter Zana Omer in Ras al Ayn, Syria.
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Video North Carolina Emerges as Key Election Battleground

U.S. congressional midterm elections will be held on November 4th and most political analysts give Republicans an excellent chance to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, which Democrats now control. So what are the issues driving voters in this congressional election year? VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone traveled to North Carolina, one of the most politically competitive states in the country, to find out.
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Video Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the Pew Research Center, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And a little more than half of new converts are female. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti travelled to Miami, Florida -- where two out of every three residents is Hispanic -- to learn more.
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Video Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

Last year, the Obama administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants who didn’t have a criminal record. That’s up more than 20,000 from 2012, according to Pew Research. Many of those deported left behind children who are U.S. citizens because they were born here. So who takes in these children? VOA's Carolyn Presutti introduces us to one Florida woman who is taking charge of hundreds.
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Video US Fear Of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus

Two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola have contracted the disease. Both were moved from the Dallas hospital where they caught the virus and are now being treated at special biohazard treatment centers in Maryland and Georgia. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on precautions, concerns and fears about Ebola in the U.S.
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Video Plunging Oil Prices Have Unpredictable Impact on Politics, Economics

Global oil prices are falling drastically, and a new World Bank study says they may remain low for a year or more. Lower energy costs can often help boost economic growth. But experts tell VOA’s Jim Randle, low prices might also increase political tensions and hurt investments in key energy sectors.
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Video Obama Fights Ebola’s Political Fallout

The fear of Ebola has become a political factor in the United States, where President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is fighting to retain control of the Senate in congressional elections next month. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports the one fatality from Ebola on U.S. soil and two additional cases are posing a political challenge for Obama.
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Video Comanche People Maintain Pride in Their Heritage

The Comanche (Indian nation) once were called the “Lords of the Plains,” with an empire that included half the land area of current day Texas, large parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado.The fierceness and battle prowess of these warriors on horseback delayed the settlement of most of West Texas for four decades. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Lawton, Oklahoma, that while their warrior days are over, the 15,000 members of the Comanche Nation remain a proud people.
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Video Drum Circle Kept Mystic Tradition for Half A Century

A mystic tradition has been kept in a relatively little known park in Washington for decades. Every Sunday afternoon, except during the cold winter months, drummers have been bringing vibrant rhythms there for half a century. Hundreds of people surround the beat of the drums and many dance to the sounds. As VOA’s June Soh learned, the Sunday Drum Circle reflects a storied history of drumming in the African-American community. She takes us to Meridian Hill Park in the nation’s capital.
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Video US Political Parties Eye Asian American Vote

Asians are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, and political scientists say they are starting to have an impact on U.S. politics, VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
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Video Courts Overcrowded with 'Rocket Docket' Migrant Kids

The huge number of cases of undocumented children who entered the U.S. illegally is straining immigration courts around the country, especially in Miami, Florida, which has 13,000 cases pending. The Obama administration has ordered that children’s cases be pushed through first, before those of undocumented adults. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti gives us a rare look at the inner workings of federal immigration court.
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Video US, Turkey at Odds Over Strategy Against Islamic State

Turkey is part of the U.S.-led international coalition that is confronting the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, but Ankara so far has refused to participate militarily. A major reason for Turkey's reluctance, analysts say, is that Washington's priority is Iraq, while Turkey's main goal is the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. VOA's Mike Richman reports.
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Video Republicans, Democrats Face Off in Crucial Southern State

To gain a majority in the U.S. Senate this fall, Republicans will need to defeat a handful of Democratic candidates in several close races. One such race is in the U.S. state of Georgia, where Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, and David Purdue, the son of former Governor Sonny Purdue, are battling for each vote. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, Georgia’s growing minority voters could play a key role in the election, or a subsequent run-off.

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The Supreme Court decided Monday to reject appeals against same-sex marriage in five states
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The Supreme Court decided Monday to reject appeals against same-sex marriage in five states
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The United States has partially lifted a decades-long embargo on lethal weapons for Vietnam
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A man in Texas has been confirmed to be the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States
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The head of the United States Secret Service Julia Pierson faces tough questioning before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
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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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Associated Press says payments were distributed as part of deal set up by Justice Department unit to circumvent lengthy deportation hearings
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Stricter guidelines come on same day that WHO declares Nigeria free of the virus
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Reversal in policy comes as US conducts airdrops in besieged city, where Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State jihadists
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