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Judge Declines to Dismiss Manafort's False-Statement Charge

Judge Declines to Dismiss Manafort's False-Statement Charge

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Friday to have certain criminal charges filed against him by special counsel Robert Mueller dismissed.U.S. District
DHS: US to Add 15,000 Visas for Seasonal Non-Farm Workers

DHS: US to Add 15,000 Visas for Seasonal Non-Farm Workers

The Trump administration will make available an additional 15,000 H-2B visas, meant for temporary non-agricultural workers, for this fiscal year, the Department of Homeland Security said in a
Canada's Trudeau Raises US Auto Import Probe Concerns with Trump

Canada's Trudeau Raises US Auto Import Probe Concerns with Trump

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday and raised “strong concerns” about a U.S. probe into car and truck imports that was launched this week, the
Emails Show Collaboration Among EPA, Climate-change Deniers

Emails Show Collaboration Among EPA, Climate-change Deniers

Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on
Trump Expands Ability to Fire Federal Workers

Trump Expands Ability to Fire Federal Workers

President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate

1.3 Million Cars Passed Undetected Through Massachusetts’ Electric Tolls

Massachusetts is losing out on toll fees but the state is still saving money in the long run. |
US Seeks Forfeiture of Illegally Imported Syrian Mosaic

US Seeks Forfeiture of Illegally Imported Syrian Mosaic

The U.S. government has filed an asset forfeiture complaint involving an ancient mosaic believed to have been looted from war-torn Syria and illegally imported into the United States, where
Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE From Collapse

Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE From Collapse

The Trump administration told lawmakers Friday that it had reached a deal that would keep the Chinese telecom firm ZTE alive, possibly clearing the way for the United States to make progress in its
US Sen. Corker Meets with Venezuela’s President Maduro

US Sen. Corker Meets with Venezuela’s President Maduro

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, less than a week after the embattled socialist leader was re-elected in a vote the
Volcanic Ash Latest Irritant From Hawaii’s Kilauea

Volcanic Ash Latest Irritant From Hawaii’s Kilauea

Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big Island.He moved his class to the community of
Trump Says US-North Korea Talks Could be Back on

Trump Says US-North Korea Talks Could be Back on

Is the summit on or off? That's the question North Korea-watchers are asking about a planned meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump. Top White House officials
For Trump, There's Always a 'New Deal' on the Horizon

For Trump, There's Always a 'New Deal' on the Horizon

Though U.S. President Donald Trump decided Thursday to not hold direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump has suggested he's open to talks down the road, if relations improve. That
Using Gene Therapy to Defeat Cancer, Hereditary Disease

Using Gene Therapy to Defeat Cancer, Hereditary Disease

Gene therapy could potentially allow doctors to cure some of the deadliest types of cancer and rare hereditary diseases with one injection. The FDA recently approved the use of three anti-cancer
Messages to Graduates Touch on Strength, Integrity, Fearlessness, Courage

Messages to Graduates Touch on Strength, Integrity, Fearlessness, Courage

It is commencement season in America, when high school and university students gather for graduation ceremonies featuring advice from prominent Americans. This year, at a time of heightened political
VOA Persian Interviews Secretary Pompeo on Iran

VOA Persian Interviews Secretary Pompeo on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined the Trump administration's efforts to end Iran's nuclear program in an exclusive interview with VOA's Persian service. VOA's Julie Taboh reports,
The Origins of the US Flag

The Origins of the US Flag

To many Americans the Star-Spangled Banner, also known as Old Glory, is almost a religious icon. That hasn't always been the case. Back in the late 1700s, during the American Revolutionary War,
US students tell us about how the fear of gun violence impacts their lives and mental health

US students tell us about how the fear of gun violence impacts their lives and mental health

The fear of gun violence 'mentally holds me back in a place where I should feel safe'.
Thousands of Flags Honor the Fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

Thousands of Flags Honor the Fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

Thousands of flags wave proudly this weekend at tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, just outside Washington. For more than 60 years, the army's ceremonial unit, known as the Old
Colombia Becomes NATO’s First Latin American Global Partner

Colombia Becomes NATO’s First Latin American Global Partner

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday that his country will formally become NATO’s first Latin American “global partner,” beginning next week.In a televised address from the
Fearing Contamination, Idaho Town Told Not to Drink Water

Fearing Contamination, Idaho Town Told Not to Drink Water

Residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink its well water amid concerns that a fired municipal worker who killed himself in his home may have contaminated it, officials said Friday.Tom