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Pompeo: Congress May Have Say in Any N. Korea Deal

Pompeo: Congress May Have Say in Any N. Korea Deal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted Thursday that Congress might be given a say in any deal President Donald Trump reached with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Pompeo was responding to a
Woman Thanks Trump for 'Mercy' in Commuting her Sentence

Woman Thanks Trump for 'Mercy' in Commuting her Sentence

A woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy'' and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life. After flexing his clemency
More Evacuations Ordered as Colorado Wildfire Spreads

More Evacuations Ordered as Colorado Wildfire Spreads

Hundreds of people in southwestern Colorado were ordered to evacuate their homes Thursday as hot, dry and windy conditions stoked a wildfire that was still 90 percent uncontained, federal and local
Orlando Shooting Victims Sue City, Police

Orlando Shooting Victims Sue City, Police

Almost two years after a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 inside a Florida nightclub, survivors have filed a lawsuit against the city of Orlando and its police officers. On Thursday, more than
US Military Plans as if Guantanamo Won't Close for Decades

US Military Plans as if Guantanamo Won't Close for Decades

A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to
Trump: I'll Invite Kim to US if Summit Goes Well

Trump: I'll Invite Kim to US if Summit Goes Well

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if the upcoming summit with Kim went well. On the other hand, he said he was also
US Immigration Authorities to Send 1,600 Detainees to Federal Prisons

US Immigration Authorities to Send 1,600 Detainees to Federal Prisons

U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters on Thursday, in the first large-scale use of federal
US Returns Stolen Copy of Christopher Columbus Letter to Spain

US Returns Stolen Copy of Christopher Columbus Letter to Spain

A 500-year-old copy of a letter in which Christopher Columbus describes his voyage to the Americas has been returned to Spain after U.S. authorities tracked down the document, which had been stolen
NATO Ministers Plays Down Divisions Over US Trade Tariffs

NATO Ministers Plays Down Divisions Over US Trade Tariffs

NATO defense ministers on Thursday unveiled plans for expanded military reinforcements by having the ability to deploy 30 troop battalions, 30 squadrons of aircraft and 30 warships within 30 days to

There Are More Jobs Than People Out of Work, Something the American Economy Has Never Experienced Before

The jobs market has reached what should be some kind of inflection point: there are now more openings than there are workers. From a report: April marked the second month in a row this historic event
Trump Spars With G-7 Host Ahead of Summit

Trump Spars With G-7 Host Ahead of Summit

On the eve of the G-7 summit in Canada, the U.S. president lashed out at host Justin Trudeau and the White House announced Donald Trump would skip some of the sessions.In two tweets Thursday evening,
Analysis: What Trump Inherited from Obama

Analysis: What Trump Inherited from Obama

Editor’s note: Dong Hyuk Lee is the Korean Service chief for Voice of America.During a meeting regarding the transition, former President Barack Obama presented President-elect Donald Trump with two
Ex-Senate Aide Charged With Lying About Reporter Contacts

Ex-Senate Aide Charged With Lying About Reporter Contacts

A former employee of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) has been indicted and arrested on charges of making false statements to FBI special agents during an investigation into the
North Korea Uses US Tech for ‘Destructive Cyber Operations’

North Korea Uses US Tech for ‘Destructive Cyber Operations’

North Korea’s senior leadership has been exploiting loopholes in international sanctions to obtain the U.S. technology that Pyongyang uses to conduct “destructive cyber operations,” according to a
House Republicans Scramble to Avoid Immigration Fight

House Republicans Scramble to Avoid Immigration Fight

House Republican leaders Thursday tried to hammer out a deal on border security and the fate young undocumented immigrants protected from deportation in a last-minute meeting intended to unite a party
Trump Hosts Iftar Dinner in Switch from Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Trump Hosts Iftar Dinner in Switch from Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

President Trump hosted a dinner at the White House this week marking the end of the daily fast during Ramadan, the first since he took office in 2017. The guest list included the diplomatic corps but
Trump-Kim Summit Dominates US-Japanese Talks in Washington

Trump-Kim Summit Dominates US-Japanese Talks in Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump received Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday, just days before a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump expressed cautious optimism regarding
Seaweed May Hold Key Ingredient for Ocean Friendly Sunscreen

Seaweed May Hold Key Ingredient for Ocean Friendly Sunscreen

As summer draws near in the Northern Hemisphere, millions of people will slather on sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays. But most sunscreens contain chemicals harmful to the
An All-Female Gang, an Impossible Heist in Ocean's 8

An All-Female Gang, an Impossible Heist in Ocean's 8

A star-studded all-female cast beefs up the new heist film "Ocean's 8," by filmmaker Gary Ross. The new release marks a departure from the all-male gang of tuxedo-clad cons both in the original 1960s
Somali-American Tops Dubai Competition

Somali-American Tops Dubai Competition

A Minnesota teenager is the first American to win the prestigious Dubai International Quran Recitation Contest. For VOA, Maxamuud Mascadde has the story from Minneapolis.