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UN Rights Expert Urges Protection of Transgender People

UN Rights Expert Urges Protection of Transgender People

The U.N. human rights expert on preventing violence and discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity is urging countries to amend laws and policies to protect
US General Recovering in Washington after Kandahar Attack

US General Recovering in Washington after Kandahar Attack

The general wounded in last week's deadly attack in Kandahar is recovering in Washington, with an Australian general now in command of NATO's advisory mission in the war-torn country's south.Army
US Stocks Rebound Strongly

US Stocks Rebound Strongly

Major U.S. stock indexes made strong gains in Thursday's trading after some upbeat profit reports by major companies. The Nasdaq composite posted its biggest daily gain since March, as Microsoft's
Shepard's Remains to Rest at National Cathedral

Shepard's Remains to Rest at National Cathedral

Twenty years after he was beaten and left hanging on a fence post to die in rural Wyoming, Matthew Shepard will be interred Friday at Washington's National Cathedral alongside other notable
2 Yosemite National Park Visitors Die in Fall from Overlook

2 Yosemite National Park Visitors Die in Fall from Overlook

Two visitors died in a fall from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park that allows people to walk to the cliff's edge, where there is no railing, an official said Thursday.Park rangers were

Google says dozens fired for sexual harassment

Google said Thursday it had fired 48 employees in the past two years -- including 13 senior executives -- as a result of sexual harassment allegations, citing "an increasingly hard line" on
Northern Marianas Slammed by Typhoon, Face Slow Recovery

Northern Marianas Slammed by Typhoon, Face Slow Recovery

Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands braced Thursday for months without electricity or running water after the islands were slammed with the strongest storm to hit any part of

Ohio Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Join IS

Federal agents have arrested an Ohio man on suspicion of plotting to join Islamic State and carry out "terrorist projects" in the United States. Agents arrested Naser Almadaoji, 19, an Iraqi-born
Kentucky Police: Too Soon to Say If Shooting Was Racial Attack

Kentucky Police: Too Soon to Say If Shooting Was Racial Attack

A white man with a history of violence fatally shot two African-American customers at a Kroger grocery store in Kentucky and was swiftly arrested as he tried to flee, police said Thursday. Authorities
Experts: Inducements Unlikely to Help North Korea Denuclearize

Experts: Inducements Unlikely to Help North Korea Denuclearize

Despite the lack of progress on denuclearization, Washington should not grant unilateral concessions and sanctions relief to North Korea as a way to induce denuclearization until Pyongyang takes
VOA Turkish Service: Pastor Brunson, Wife Discuss His Release

VOA Turkish Service: Pastor Brunson, Wife Discuss His Release

After two years of imprisonment on terror charges, American pastor Andrew Brunson was released Oct. 12, 2018, by a Turkish court. Now home with his family, how does Pastor Brunson view his time in
Bomb Expert: Pipe Bomb Origins Are Easy to Detect

Bomb Expert: Pipe Bomb Origins Are Easy to Detect

U.S. authorities are investigating a string of suspicious packages, containing suspected pipe bombs, addressed to prominent Democrats and other critics of the Trump administration. Two former
Knives schoolgirls ‘planned to kill classmates with before drinking their blood’
Trump to Migrant Caravan: ‘Turn Around’

Trump to Migrant Caravan: ‘Turn Around’

As a ragtag caravan of Central American migrants makes its way to Mexico’s northern border, U.S. President Donald Trump has labeled their hopes of entering the United States a “national
'Hunter Killer' Depicts 21st Century Naval Warfare

'Hunter Killer' Depicts 21st Century Naval Warfare

Since the 20th century, submarine movies have reflected the times. World War II gave rise to nerve-wracking thrillers such as the German "Das Boot." Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October" and
Bomb Scares Inject Fear and Uncertainty into Midterm Campaign

Bomb Scares Inject Fear and Uncertainty into Midterm Campaign

Less than two weeks before U.S. midterm elections, a new element of fear and uncertainty has been injected into the campaign in the wake of suspected pipe bombs that were sent to several prominent
Pipe Bombs Inject Fear, Uncertainty in Midterm Campaign

Pipe Bombs Inject Fear, Uncertainty in Midterm Campaign

Less than two weeks before crucial midterm congressional elections, a new element of fear and uncertainty has been injected into the campaign in the wake of pipe bombs that were sent to several
11th and 12th Suspicious Packages Sent to Trump Critics Found

11th and 12th Suspicious Packages Sent to Trump Critics Found

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday an eleventh suspicious package addressed to Democratic Senator Cory Booker was found. The FBI said the package was similar to the crude pipe bombs
Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each US State

Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each US State

Americans are expected to spend about $9 billion on Halloween this year as they buy costumes, decorations, greeting cards and candy for the annual Oct. 31 event.The National Retail Federation

“Jenny On The Job”: 8 Posters Of An Ideal Woman Emancipated By World War 2

In 1943, Jenny was on ‘The Job’. A role model to American women, Jenny on The Job was the lithesome...