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FILE - President Barack Obama is shadowed by a Secret Service agent as he walks from the Oval Office to the South Lawn of the White House.

New US Secret Service Failure Revealed

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FILE - President Barack Obama, left, listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Obama, Netanyahu to Meet with Focus on Iran

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Pedestrians walk outside Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Sept. 30, 2014.

First US Case of Ebola Diagnosed in Dallas

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Mercedes Garcia of El Salvador fills in the application for her new ?green card? while waiting in a predawn line outside the Immigration and Naturalization Service office on Wednesday, March 20, 1996 in Los Angeles. Wednesday was the deadline to apply for

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The Legacy of Jimmy Carter: The Preacher from Plainsi
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October 01, 2014 10:45 AM
It is common in the United States to see tourists flock to sites associated with America's presidents. Some are privately owned and others are run by the National Park Service or the National Archives -- but most have helped draw business and people into the towns and cities where they are located. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, there is one particular presidential hometown that is unique in what it has to offer those who make the trip.
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Video The Legacy of Jimmy Carter: The Preacher from Plains

It is common in the United States to see tourists flock to sites associated with America's presidents. Some are privately owned and others are run by the National Park Service or the National Archives -- but most have helped draw business and people into the towns and cities where they are located. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, there is one particular presidential hometown that is unique in what it has to offer those who make the trip.
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Video India's PM Continues First US Visit

India's prime minister is on his first visit to Washington, to strengthen political and economic ties between the world's oldest and the world biggest democracies. He came to the U.S. capital from New York, the first stop on his five-day visit to the country that denied him an entry visa in the past. From Washington, Zlatica Hoke reports Modi seemed most focused on attracting foreign investment and trade to increase job opportunities for his people.
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Video At Age 90, Former President Jimmy Carter is Still Going Strong

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 90th birthday October 1. While not the oldest living president, Carter has set the record for the longest post-presidency of any former occupant of the White House, surpassing Herbert Hoover for the honor in 2012. And he shows no signs of slowing down.
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Video Afghan BSA Signed to Promote Country's Stability

Afghanistan has signed long-delayed security pacts with the United States and NATO to authorize a small international military force in the country after the end of the year. VOA’s Carla Babb has the story.
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Video Secret Service Under Fire After White House Breach

U.S. lawmakers grilled the head of the Secret Service Tuesday, one day after it was revealed the man who breached White House security nearly two weeks ago not only made it past the front door, but deep inside the executive mansion. VOA’s Aru Pande has more from the White House.
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Video Scientists Predict Extreme Weather to Continue Worldwide

From floods to droughts to powerful storms, more people are impacted by extreme weather as the population increases. In Los Angeles, the Aquarium of the Pacific unveiled a tool to educate the public about extreme weather. Elizabeth Lee has more.
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Video State Department Sponsors Global Technology Competition

The Tech-I competition is an annual global competition sponsored by the U.S. State Department in partnership with American Association for the Advancement of Science, to foster innovation and entrepreneurship around the world. More than 500 teams from 61 countries participated in this year’s Tech-I competition. VOA's Hamed Behravan reports.
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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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September 30, 2014 5:37 PM
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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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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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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New York-based CPJ recognizes journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa for reporting in face of censorship, violence
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Muslim US Football Player Penalized for Prayer Gesture

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Multimedia Obama, Modi Pledge Expanded Cooperation

Following White House meeting, both say the agreed to 'deepen' and 'broaden' relations in areas of trade, security, science and technology
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