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President Asks Central American Leaders to Help Stop Migrants

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Obama tells presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras it isn't lack of compassion, but obligation to obey immigration laws that is prompting US to turn back many migrants More

Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, emerges from a closed-door session with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 25, 2014.

White House Aide: Republicans Might Try to Impeach Obama

Republicans could respond angrily to executive orders Obama plans to approve this summer, says White House adviser More

An Israeli soldier stands on a tank outside the northern Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014.

Photogallery Israel, Hamas Begin 12-Hour Cease-fire in Gaza Saturday

update Secretary of State Kerry says cease-fire is in honor of Eid - Muslim holiday marking end of Ramadan More

Iran's flag.

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Two detainees are Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for Washington Post, and his wife, a correspondent for UAE-based newspaper the Nation More

FILE - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez.

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Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, says Iraq’s military has failed on battlefield, despite years of intensive US training More



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July 26, 2014 11:04 AM
They're only high school students, but they are making accessories for shoes, fabricating backpacks and doing product photography - all through their own businesses. It's the result of a partnership between a non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and their schools. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan and Deyane Moses met the budding entrepreneurs near Los Angeles.
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Video Students in Business for Themselves

They're only high school students, but they are making accessories for shoes, fabricating backpacks and doing product photography - all through their own businesses. It's the result of a partnership between a non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and their schools. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan and Deyane Moses met the budding entrepreneurs near Los Angeles.
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Video President Asks Central American Leaders to Help Stop Migrants

President Barack Obama met with leaders of three Central American nations Friday to ask for their help in stemming the flow of thousands of unaccompanied minors to the southern U.S. border. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video Fasting 5K Events for Children Take Off in US Cities

A group of around 30 people gathered on the National Mall, getting ready for a unique event which combines America’s favorite form of exercise with the teachings of Islam. Fasting 5K is an annual event held simultaneously in five American cities during Islam's holy month of Ramadan. The event, which takes place in Washington, Boston, New York, Houston and Huntington Beach, California, premiered last year, not long after the Boston Marathon bombing. Ariadne Budianto has more for VOA.
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Video Business of American-style Football

Baseball had long been considered America’s national sport, but in recent years it has become overshadowed by America’s other favorite sport - American-style football. Part of the reason is money. Andrew Saba talks to VOA reporter and football historian Mike Richman about how football has become as much a symbol of American business as it is American sports.
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Video Death Toll From Israel-Gaza Conflict Surpasses 700

Gaza officials say a shelling hit a compound housing a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip, killing more than a dozen people, during an Israeli offensive in the area. Heavy fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants continued on Thursday, pushing up the death toll. So far, more than 730 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed in the conflict. VOA's Scott Bobb has the latest from Jerusalem.
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Video Inner City Kids At Brooklyn School Dominate in Chess

A school in Brooklyn, New York, keeps churning out chess champions. Intermediate School 318 has won 32 chess titles, and even defeated high schools to win national championships. VOA’s Bernard Shusman visited the school to see the young champions at play.
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Video Woman-Owned Hardware Business Thrives in US Capital Area

More and more American women are starting businesses in fields that are traditionally associated with men. VOA’s Julie Taboh caught up with one of those women to find out why she entered -- and how she successfully competed in -- the hardware business.
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Video Kerry: 'Hamas Has a Fundamental Choice'

With Israel pressing its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing worse by the day, but it is up to Hamas to stop that suffering by agreeing to an Egyptian-led cease-fire. VOA's Scott Stearns reports from Cairo
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Video US Carriers Suspend Travel to Israel

The United States is prohibiting American carriers from flying to Israel's airport in Tel Aviv for 24 hours, because of rising violence between Israel and Hamas militants. The action was announced on Tuesday, after a rocket fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip landed near the airport. As VOA's Carolyn Presutti tells us, international officials soon may have to determine which combat zones are too dangerous for commercial flights.
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Video Researchers Target Low-Cost Avatar Technology

Scientists at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies say 3-dimensional representations could revolutionize social media. Elizabeth Lee has more from Los Angeles.
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Video Kerry: Hamas Has a Fundamental Choice

With Israel pressing its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the humanitarian crisis there is growing worse by the day. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from Cairo where Secretary Kerry called on Hamas to accept Egyptian proposals for a cease-fire.
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Video US Awards Medal of Honor for Heroics in Bloodiest of Afghan Battles

U.S. combat troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, on pace to leave the country by the end of this year. But on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama took time to honor a soldier whose actions while under fire in Afghanistan earned him the Medal of Honor. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from the Pentagon.
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Video Relic of Saint Draws Catholics Worried About Immigration Issue

A Roman Catholic saint who is a figure of devotion for those crossing the border into the United States is attracting believers concerned about the plight of undocumented immigrants. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where a relic of Saint Toribio has drawn thousands to local churches.
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Video One Man Creates Army of Tiny Soldiers to Replicate Battle of Waterloo

Next year marks the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, when French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by an international force led by England and Prussia. Just in time for the observance, a retired U.S. military officer is recreating the battlefield - in miniature, with a quarter-million tiny hand-painted soldiers. VOA’s June Soh got a preview. Carol Pearson narrates.
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Video US Court Ruling Could Help Foreign Business Interests

A U.S. court ruled last week that the Obama administration violated the due process rights of a U.S. corporation that is owned by Chinese interests. Experts say the decision, which involved a wind farm project off the coast of Oregon could change the way the U.S. deals with foreign investments that involve national security concerns. But as VOA's Hu Wei reports, it might not change many outcomes.
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Video HIV/AIDS Stigmatized Among African-Americans

African-Americans bear the brunt of the HIV crisis in the United States. They are more frequently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and more likely to die from this disease than any other racial or ethnic group in the country. There are many reasons, but as VOA's Carol Pearson reports, stigma is a major factor.
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Video Chicago’s Argonne Lab Developing Battery of the Future

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science awarded a $120 million grant to a new technology center focused on battery development - headquartered at Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago, Illinois. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, there scientists are making the next technological breakthroughs in energy storage.
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Video Kerry Blasts Hamas, Pro-Russia Rebels in Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and pinning blame for the escalating conflict on the Palestinian Islamist group. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington, Kerry also blamed Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine for Thursday’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet.
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Video Nature of Space Exploration Enters New Age

Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon. It was during an era of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. World politics have changed since then and -- as Elizabeth Lee reports -- so has the nature of space exploration.
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Video US Confident Missile Came From Separatist-Held Territory

The United States says it is confident the missile that took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was launched from territory held by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The task of determining exactly who pulled the trigger, however, now falls to investigators, who will face some challenges. VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon.

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July 25, 2014 6:21 PM
The president of Honduras is linking Central America’s migration crisis to a policy divide in Washington
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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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Texas Governor Ricky Perry to deploy 1000 National Guard troops to US-Mexico border.
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Activists hold rallies to support both sides of the fighting in the Mideast.
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Obama is calling for an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine.

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