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Asian-American, Brazilian Apostles Make Mormon History

Asian-American, Brazilian Apostles Make Mormon History

The Mormon church made history and injected a bit of diversity into a previously all-white top leadership panel Saturday by selecting the first Latin-American apostle and the first apostle of Asian
Anyone applying for a US visa may soon have to hand over their social media history

Anyone applying for a US visa may soon have to hand over their social media history

Plans have been put forward proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone wanting to enter America.
Sacramento: New autopsy prompts calls for charges against police

Sacramento: New autopsy prompts calls for charges against police

Calls for justice after two police officers fatally shot an unarmed black man aren't abating in California's capital after an autopsy showed Stephon Clark was shot in the back, contradicting the

Was The Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Triggered By Post-Tensioning?

A new lawsuit claims post-tensioning triggered the collapse of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University, killing five motorists and one worker. Engineering News Record
Washington Event Celebrates All Things Pop Culture

Washington Event Celebrates All Things Pop Culture

Thousands of fans gathered in Washington for the city's comic convention, called Awesome Con. During the three-day event, they meet their favorite artists and actors, have their comic books
The Influence of 'Think Tanks' in US Policy

The Influence of 'Think Tanks' in US Policy

You may have heard the term "think tank," which usually refers to a policy or research institute where scholars provide insight and advice on political, social or economic issues. Such institutions
Facebook Faces Calls for Change

Facebook Faces Calls for Change

The fallout continues for Facebook over how it handles user data and privacy. U.S. and European lawmakers are calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify, and regulators have opened
US, Chinese Scientists Work Together to Reintroduce Pandas to Wild

US, Chinese Scientists Work Together to Reintroduce Pandas to Wild

There are fewer than 2,000 wild pandas in the world. However, as VOA's David Byrd reports, a new documentary opening in IMAX theaters in the U.S. April 6 tells how scientists are working to introduce

Trump Says He Wants Skilled Migrants But Creates New Hurdles

An anonymous reader shares an Associated Press report: It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, "merit-based" immigration system, a keystone of his
Fallout of Austin bombings exposes racial tensions, Russian bots and media distrust

Fallout of Austin bombings exposes racial tensions, Russian bots and media distrust

Following a string of bombings in Austin early in March, the capital of the state of Texas has been plunged into national debates over race, media and foreign interference.
Trump Fuels Questions About US Role in Syria

Trump Fuels Questions About US Role in Syria

Questions have emerged in Washington over the future of America’s role in Syria after President Donald Trump noted progress in the fight against Islamic State and predicted a U.S. withdrawal from the
Spies on Campus, the Threat of Espionage in Academia

Spies on Campus, the Threat of Espionage in Academia

Many think of spying as something that happens at foreign embassies and exotic locations, but it may be happening much closer to home, perhaps right under your nose. As VOA's Tina Trinh reports,
Trumps to Host Annual Easter Egg Roll

Trumps to Host Annual Easter Egg Roll

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump host the annual Easter Egg Roll Monday on the South Lawn of the White House. People attending the event won their tickets through a public
China Raises Tariffs on US Pork, Fruit in Trade Dispute

China Raises Tariffs on US Pork, Fruit in Trade Dispute

China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, fruit and other products Monday in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global
Downscaled US-South Korea Military Drills Could Be Part of Nuclear Deal

Downscaled US-South Korea Military Drills Could Be Part of Nuclear Deal

Permanently ending the U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises that began this week could become a key factor in the nuclear talks with North Korea to come. The annual combined military drills had
Spies on Campus Pose Threat to Academia

Spies on Campus Pose Threat to Academia

It’s a typical scene at college campuses across the country — students with their noses buried in books, engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and hoping to one day make their mark on the world. It's
Buffett Son Criticizes President Donald Trump's Border Wall

Buffett Son Criticizes President Donald Trump's Border Wall

Investor Warren Buffett's oldest son usually focuses on finding ways for his foundation to help farmers in the developing world or get the most out of the crops he's growing in Illinois. But now
Kremlin: Trump Invited Putin to White House, But No Date Set

Kremlin: Trump Invited Putin to White House, But No Date Set

An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Donald Trump has invited the Russian leader to the White House, but the two countries haven't started any preparations for such a visit.

Social Post Spurs Ire, Says Guns May Have Thwarted Holocaust

A Facebook page claiming to be the Republican Party of Virginia Beach promoted a debunked theory over the weekend that the Holocaust could have been prevented if Jewish people had guns.Republican
Witnesses Forever Changed by MLK's Final Days

Witnesses Forever Changed by MLK's Final Days

Clara Ester's eyes were fixed on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he stood on the concrete balcony of the Lorraine Motel. King was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike, and Ester, a