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FILE - An Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 25, 2007.

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Jeffrey Fowle is greeted by family members on his arrival at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,  in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2014.

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Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, left, during the program "Remembering Watergate: A Conversation" at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, April 18, 2011.

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US Parties Face Challenge Motivating Hispanic Votersi
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Mike O'Sullivan
October 22, 2014 10:25 PM
U.S. citizens of Latin American descent, or Latinos, could play an important role in the midterm elections November 4, when Americans vote for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, and other state and local officials around the country. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports that in states like California, Latinos are a core constituency for Democrats, but both parties face a challenge in getting their vote.
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Video US Parties Face Challenge Motivating Hispanic Voters

U.S. citizens of Latin American descent, or Latinos, could play an important role in the midterm elections November 4, when Americans vote for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, and other state and local officials around the country. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports that in states like California, Latinos are a core constituency for Democrats, but both parties face a challenge in getting their vote.
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Video Americans Anxious over Ebola

A recent survey shows more than four in 10 Americans are worried they or a relative might catch the Ebola virus. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti takes a look at why Americans are so anxious about a virus that, so far, has led to only three confirmed Ebola cases in the United States.
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In the final days of the midterm campaign, Democrats and Republicans alike try to tap into what polls suggest is growing anxiety and apprehension
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Video US Candidates Tap into Fears to Mobilize Voters

Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections. A Gallup poll says the Ebola virus and the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are among the top 10 issues Americans consider the most important facing the country. VOA’s Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill on the “fear factor” in the 2014 elections.
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Video Iconic American Journalist Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

A giant of American journalism, former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, has died at age 93. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that Bradlee played a critical role in the Post’s legal battle to publish secret U.S. documents about the Vietnam War, and oversaw the newspaper’s groundbreaking probe of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
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Video New US Ebola Czar Aims to Improve Obama Image

As Ron Klain begins his job as President Barack Obama’s Ebola Czar on Wednesday, his agenda will include not only stopping the Ebola virus from spreading, but also containing the political damage that the three cases on U.S. soil have brought upon the president and his Democratic Party. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
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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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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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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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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 US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

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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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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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