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Obama: World United in Fight Against IS

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Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Sept. 20, 2014.

Secret Service Under Scrutiny After Intruder Gets Into White House

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US Football to Alter Personal Conduct Policy to Help Curb Abuse of Women

League's commissioner has vowed to respond better to domestic violence, following release of video showing one of League's biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious More

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, left, outlines the "It's On Us" campaign to help colleges and universities to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campus, at the White House in Washington, Sept. 19, 2014.

Obama Backs National Campaign Against Sexual Assault

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US May Soon Launch Airstrikes on Militants in Syria

Video US May Soon Launch Airstrikes on Militants in Syria

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US Football to Alter Personal Conduct Policy to Help Curb Abuse of Womeni
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Zlatica Hoke
September 20, 2014 2:55 PM
The U.S. National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious. The league's commissioner vowed to respond better to domestic violence in the future. He spoke as the Obama administration took steps to change the culture of violence against women by encouraging victims to speak up and witnesses, especially men, to intervene. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video US Football to Alter Personal Conduct Policy to Help Curb Abuse of Women

The U.S. National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious. The league's commissioner vowed to respond better to domestic violence in the future. He spoke as the Obama administration took steps to change the culture of violence against women by encouraging victims to speak up and witnesses, especially men, to intervene. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Iran, World Powers Seek Progress in Nuclear Talks

Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, known as the P5 + 1, have started a new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports that as the negotiations take place in New York, a U.S. envoy is questioning Iran's commitment to peaceful nuclear activity.
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Video Obama Goes to UN With Islamic State, Ebola on Agenda

President Obama goes to the United Nations General Assembly to rally nations to support a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He also will look for nations to back his plan to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Obama’s efforts reflect new moves by the U.S. administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises.
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Video Difficult Tactical Battle Ahead Against IS Militants in Syria

The U.S. president has ordered the military to intensify its fight against the Islamic State, including in Syria. But how does the military conduct air strikes in a country that is not a U.S. ally? VOA correspondent Carla Babb reports from the Pentagon.
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Video US May Soon Launch Airstrikes on Militants in Syria

The United States has conducted more than 175 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and may soon launch attacks on the group’s stronghold in Syria. But analysts say it could be difficult to develop a military strategy that will not help the besieged government in Damascus. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
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Video World Leaders to Tackle ISIL, Ebola at UN Meetings

Against the grim backdrop of global terrorism and a deadly health crisis, world leaders will convene in New York this week for their annual gathering at the United Nations General Assembly. As VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports, the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State and efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus are expected to dominate discussions.
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Video Ukraine’s President Presses for More US Military Aid

Ukraine’s president is urging the United States to stand with his country as it fights what he says is a war for a free world. Petro Poroshenko used his visit to Washington Thursday to appeal for more military support as Ukrainian troops battle Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east. VOA’s Aru Pande has more from the White House.
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Video Dehydration Is Top Killer of Among Southern Arizona's Migrants

The border separating the United States and Mexico spans 3,200 kilometers from the Gulf of Mexico to Baja California. Yet for the countless undocumented immigrants who attempt to cross each year, the journey is difficult, and often deadly. VOA's Ramon Taylor takes us to southern Arizona, where dehydration among migrants is the number one cause of death.
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Video US Attempts Crackdown on Trafficking Along Southern Border

Nogales, Arizona, is notoriously known as a 'tunnel city,' utilized by drug traffickers to smuggle narcotics into the United States. The U.S. Border patrol and local authorities have responded with new technologies and a heavier presence in the area to help uncover and destroy the tunnels before they are completed. VOA's Ramon Taylor has more from Tucson.
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Video Kerry Defends IS Strategy Before Wary US Lawmakers

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the Obama administration’s plans to combat Islamic State militants in the face of pointed and, at times, contentious questioning from a Senate panel. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that moments after Kerry spoke, the House of Representatives voted to authorize the training and equipping of moderate opposition forces in Syria to fight the Sunni radical group also known as ISIL or ISIS.
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Video Obama Pledges No US Ground War in Iraq

President Barack Obama is repeating his pledge to not embroil the U.S. military in another ground war in Iraq. His remarks to American forces in Florida come a day after the country's top military commander told Congress he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops to Iraq if it were to become necessary. VOA's Aru Pande has more from the White House.
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Video Ukrainian Leader to Seek Greater US Support on Visit

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington this week amid a shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists, the ratification of an EU pact, and moves to grant self-rule to eastern Ukraine. As he tackles a range of challenges, the Ukrainian leader is expected to press for greater U.S. support during talks Thursday with President Barack Obama at the White House. VOA's Aru Pande has more from Washington.
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Video NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX to Carry Astronauts Into Space

The U.S. space agency, NASA, has chosen Boeing and SpaceX companies to build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the year 2017. The deal with private industry enables NASA to end its dependence on Russia to send space crews into low Earth orbit and back. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Efforts Underway to Reduce Confrontations Between Police, African American Youth

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9 touched off days of unrest and racial tension in the Saint Louis suburb. The incident also highlighted the problem of racial animosity between police and Ferguson's African American community. Now some African-Americans parents and social workers are talking to young people about how to act when stopped by police. VOA's Chris Simkins has more.
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Video Obama Unveils Plan to Contain Ebola

President Barack Obama has announced a plan to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, indicating the world is relying on the United States to confront the outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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Video US Defense Secretary: Islamic State War to be 'Complicated'

When President Barack Obama intensified the fight against Islamic State militants, he warned this would not be a quick victory. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed that sentiment testifying before Congress Tuesday. VOA Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb has more.
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Video UN: Climate Change Action Boosts Economic Growth

A landmark report released Tuesday at the United Nations finds that economic growth is compatible with taking action on climate change. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has the details.
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Video Top US General Does Not Rule Out Ground Troops in Iraq: White House Scrambles to Clarify

America’s top military commander says he does not believe U.S. ground forces will be required to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but would recommend their use under certain conditions. The Obama administration moved quickly to clarify its position that no ground troops will be sent in. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Capitol Hill.
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Video World Powers to Discuss Iran's Nuclear Program

Iran and and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany are set to resume talks on Iran's nuclear program Thursday in New York -- in a bid to reach an agreement before a November deadline. The two sides agreed to extend an original July deadline after negotiators failed to come to terms on a number of key issues. As VOA State Department Correspondent Pam Dockins reports, analysts have mixed views on whether negotiators will make progress in New York.
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Video Hot Tech Ideas Seek Investors at San Francisco Expo

The TechCrunch exposition in San Francisco is a place where tech start-up companies can meet potential backers for their new products. Under the banner ‘Disrupt,’ inventors tried to convince investors their gadgets may be the next big thing. VOA’s George Putic reports.

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September 19, 2014 6:24 PM
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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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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A federal grand jury has indicted 30-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh of Rochester, New York on charges of attempting to provide support and resources to the Islamic State group
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President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers
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Video VOA60 America- September 15, 2014

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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Video VOA60 America- September 12, 2014

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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