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US Special Counsel Links Former Russian Intelligence Official to Trump Campaign

US Special Counsel Links Former Russian Intelligence Official to Trump Campaign

Prosecutors investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election say they have directly linked a former Moscow intelligence officer to a one-time top political aide to Donald Trump
Report: Sentencing Reduction Had No Impact on Recidivism Among Crack Offenders

Report: Sentencing Reduction Had No Impact on Recidivism Among Crack Offenders

A new study shows that letting convicted crack cocaine dealers out of prison early had little impact on the likelihood they would commit new crimes. Wednesday's report from the U.S. Sentencing
Trump's Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia

Trump's Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia

President Donald Trump's pick to be his new national security adviser, John Bolton, is known for his "hawkish" views on North Korea and Iran, but also has pushed for a tougher U.S. response to Russian
In Tandem, US, Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies Target Corporate Corruption

In Tandem, US, Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies Target Corporate Corruption

U.S. authorities are beefing up enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. anti-foreign bribery law, bringing an ever larger number of corporate corruption cases in close coordination
Looming US Showdown With Iran Puts Ankara in Tight Spot

Looming US Showdown With Iran Puts Ankara in Tight Spot

Top diplomats from Turkey and the United States are working hard to bridge the deep gulf between the two NATO allies. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tina Kaidanow is in Ankara for talks this week,
US Judge Refuses to Toss Lawsuit Against Trump on Foreign Payments

US Judge Refuses to Toss Lawsuit Against Trump on Foreign Payments

President Donald Trump's legal troubles deepened on Wednesday as a federal judge refused to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of flouting constitutional safeguards against corruption by maintaining
Trump Says He'll Replace Veterans Affairs' Shulkin With Physician Jackson

Trump Says He'll Replace Veterans Affairs' Shulkin With Physician Jackson

President Donald Trump's reshuffling of his Cabinet continued Wednesday with the ouster of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.​Dr. Ronny Jackson became a White House physician in
US South Asia Strategy Not Changing Afghanistan's Fundamental Challenge

US South Asia Strategy Not Changing Afghanistan's Fundamental Challenge

Efforts to bolster Afghanistan’s armed forces, along with an increased use of American air power, seem to be doing little to change the country’s reputation as a magnet for foreign fighters and
Former US Diplomat Appointed UN Political Chief

Former US Diplomat Appointed UN Political Chief

The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday appointed a former U.S. career diplomat to be the organization's political chief.Antonio Guterres named Rosemary DiCarlo as undersecretary-general for political
US, Canada Differ on Quick NAFTA Resolution

US, Canada Differ on Quick NAFTA Resolution

The Trump administration is hopeful it can reach a deal on a new North American Free Trade Agreement before the July 1 presidential election in Mexico and U.S. midterm congressional elections in
Emails Detail Arizona Governor's Relationship With Uber

Emails Detail Arizona Governor's Relationship With Uber

Emails released Wednesday between Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's staff and Uber executives shed new light on the relationship between the first-term Republican and the company whose autonomous vehicle
The 5 Other Accusers Chosen to Testify at Cosby's Retrial

The 5 Other Accusers Chosen to Testify at Cosby's Retrial

Prosecutors have selected the five additional accusers they plan to call to the witness stand at Bill Cosby's April 2 sexual assault retrial.The accusers, including model Janice Dickinson, were chosen
VA Nominee Jackson Served as Physician to 3 Presidents

VA Nominee Jackson Served as Physician to 3 Presidents

Dr. Ronny Jackson, picked by President Donald Trump to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, has served as White House physician to three presidents.Jackson went into active naval service in 1995
Veterans secretary latest to be ousted from Trump White House

Veterans secretary latest to be ousted from Trump White House

President Donald Trump ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday and nominated his personal physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, to replace him in the latest turnover among
Ex-FBI Agent Charged With Leaking Classified Information

Ex-FBI Agent Charged With Leaking Classified Information

The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Minnesota FBI agent with leaking classified information to the online news site The Intercept, Minnesota Public Radio reported Wednesday.It said Terry
New York Mosque Hosts Passover Celebrations

New York Mosque Hosts Passover Celebrations

As the sun sets on March 30, Jewish communities around the world will celebrate the festival of Passover. The holiday commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. A few days
Distant Galaxy Baffles Astronomers With Its Lack of Dark Matter

Distant Galaxy Baffles Astronomers With Its Lack of Dark Matter

It’s a double cosmic conundrum: Lots of stuff that was already invisible has gone missing.Astronomers have found a distant galaxy where there is no dark matter.Dark matter is called “dark” because it
White House Sees Kim Jong Un Visit to China as Positive Step

White House Sees Kim Jong Un Visit to China as Positive Step

The White House has welcomed a meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and China's Xi Jinping as a positive prelude to potential talks between Washington and Pyongyang. U.S. President Donald Trump
'March for Our Lives' Galvanizes Gun Control Debate in U.S.

'March for Our Lives' Galvanizes Gun Control Debate in U.S.

The recent 'March for Our Lives' demonstrations in Washington and across the country have sparked discussion from all sides of the gun control debate in the United States. This week, VOA's Plugged In
Census Citizenship Question Ignites Controversy

Census Citizenship Question Ignites Controversy

Eleven U.S. states are now challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a question about citizenship status to the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. In an announcement Monday, the U.S. Commerce