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Little Rock Nine Student Dedicates Commemorative Bench

Little Rock Nine Student Dedicates Commemorative Bench

Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine black students who first integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957, walked to a bus stop bench Tuesday on the corner of 16th Street and Park Street as
After Fresh Cyberattacks, Experts Say Silicon Valley Showing Improved Response

After Fresh Cyberattacks, Experts Say Silicon Valley Showing Improved Response

As legislators prepare to grill Silicon Valley executives over Russian hacking ahead of midterm elections, some observers say the debate over expanded government oversight is far from over.On Tuesday,
Facebook, Twitter to Face US Lawmakers Over Politics, Internet

Facebook, Twitter to Face US Lawmakers Over Politics, Internet

Top Twitter and Facebook executives will defend their companies before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations
US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh: ‘I am a Pro-Law Judge’

US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh: ‘I am a Pro-Law Judge’

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces a day of questioning Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he has already told members his philosophy is that judges should interpret
Pressley Wins Fight for ‘Soul’ of Party in Massachusetts House Race

Pressley Wins Fight for ‘Soul’ of Party in Massachusetts House Race

Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party’s embrace of diversity and progressive politics
No Let Up in Cyberattacks, Influence Campaigns Targeting US

No Let Up in Cyberattacks, Influence Campaigns Targeting US

Top U.S. intelligence and defense officials caution the threat to the U.S. in cyberspace is not diminishing ahead of November’s midterm elections despite indications that Russia’s efforts to disrupt
Verbal Senate Brawl Erupts at Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

Verbal Senate Brawl Erupts at Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

Chaos, protests and partisan discord marked the first day of Senate confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, conservative U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. As VOA's
Pompeo in Pakistan as US Ties Reach Low Point

Pompeo in Pakistan as US Ties Reach Low Point

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pakistan Wednesday for high-level meetings with leaders of the newly elected government in Islamabad intended to shore up bilateral relations that have
India’s Iran, Russia Deals Not Likely to Scuttle Better US-India Ties

India’s Iran, Russia Deals Not Likely to Scuttle Better US-India Ties

U.S. pressure on India to halt oil imports from Iran and shelve major defense purchases from Russia, countries that New Delhi sees as regional allies, will feature prominently as India and the United
Emirates flight quarantined at JFK after passengers fall ill

Emirates flight quarantined at JFK after passengers fall ill

An Emirates airline flight from Dubai was quarantined at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning after passengers became ill during the flight, the airline and New York
Rami Malek on Ending 'Mr. Robot' With Season 4: 'It's Nice to Walk Away on a High Note'

Rami Malek on Ending 'Mr. Robot' With Season 4: 'It's Nice to Walk Away on a High Note'

Rami Malek joins Jimmy Kimmel for a quick chat on the impending end of USA's hacking classic 'Mr. Robot,' which will come to a close next year with Season 4.
Mattis: Syrian Rebels Have No Chemical Weapons

Mattis: Syrian Rebels Have No Chemical Weapons

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is watching to see if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons during its offensive on the rebel-held bastion of Idlib, noting Syrian opposition fighters
Mattis: Afghan Peace Process Gaining Steam

Mattis: Afghan Peace Process Gaining Steam

Attempts to end the 17-year-old U.S.-led war in Afghanistan are gaining traction, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis insists. “Right now we have more indications that reconciliation is no longer just a
US, India Hold Meeting with 2 Sticking Points

US, India Hold Meeting with 2 Sticking Points

The United States and India will try to expand already close defense ties when senior leaders from both countries meet for their first “two plus two” dialogue Thursday in New Delhi. The world’s two
Facebook, Twitter Executives Testify on Capitol Hill; Google Absent

Facebook, Twitter Executives Testify on Capitol Hill; Google Absent

Facebook and Twitter executives are insisting in two congressional hearings Wednesday they are aggressively trying to identify foreign actors who want to inflict damage on the U.S. before the November
Trump Unleashes New Attack on Book Critical of His Presidency

Trump Unleashes New Attack on Book Critical of His Presidency

U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed a new attack Wednesday on a book depicting his presidency and White House as chaotic and dysfunctional, suggesting libel laws ought to be changed to protect
Plane Quarantined in NY After Passengers Fall Ill

Plane Quarantined in NY After Passengers Fall Ill

A plane from Dubai has been quarantined at New York’s JFK Airport after reports that a mysterious illness affected several passengers.Initial reports put the number of sick persons on Emirates Flight
Trump Weighs In on Nike Kaepernick Ads

Trump Weighs In on Nike Kaepernick Ads

President Donald Trump added his voice via Twitter Tuesday morning to the conservative furor over Nike’s decision to make former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick the star of its latest
DHS Secretary: Election Security Is a Priority

DHS Secretary: Election Security Is a Priority

Election security wasn’t a mission initially envisioned for the Department of Homeland Security, the sprawling department creating after the Sept. 11 attacks. But it’s now one of the highest
Black Lives Matter Flag Returns to Vermont School Flagpole

Black Lives Matter Flag Returns to Vermont School Flagpole

A Vermont high school has raised back up a Black Lives Matter flag for the beginning of the school year.U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier planned to put the flag back up last week