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For Some in Florida Panhandle, Voting Takes Back Seat to Hurricane Hardships

For Some in Florida Panhandle, Voting Takes Back Seat to Hurricane Hardships

Sissy Karr, a landlady with 14 rental properties around Panama City, Florida, is a loyal Republican who voted for Donald Trump for president in 2016. But she says she is too busy cleaning up from
Americans Prepare to Render Midterm Verdict on Trump

Americans Prepare to Render Midterm Verdict on Trump

A sharply divided U.S. electorate is voting Tuesday to elect a new Congress and to render a midterm verdict on President Donald Trump. The results could shift the balance of power in Washington and
Pompeo to Meet with Top N. Korean Thursday in New York

Pompeo to Meet with Top N. Korean Thursday in New York

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with a senior North Korean official Thursday in New York City. The State Department issued a statement Monday saying Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, a senior
US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran Oil, But Offers Exemptions

US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran Oil, But Offers Exemptions

The United States on Monday reimposed oil and banking sanctions on Iran. But as VOA's Bill Gallo reports, the U.S. also issued exemptions from sanctions to eight countries, allowing them to continue
Part One: The Birth of American Fascism

Part One: The Birth of American Fascism

In episode 30, Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to discuss how fascism started in America. It is a well-established fact that fascism can rise to dominate a democratic nation
Border Town View of US Troops and Caravan

Border Town View of US Troops and Caravan

Dr. Anna Perez is a tribal member of the Tigua Nation--one of three federally recognized Native American tribes in Texas and a resident of the federally-recognized tribal nation, Ysleta del Sur
Border Town View of the Troops and the Caravan

Border Town View of the Troops and the Caravan

Though a caravan of Central American migrants fleeing violence and extreme poverty remains hundreds of kilometers away from the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump has begun to station more than 7,000
Utah Mayor Slain in Afghanistan Urged Americans to Vote

Utah Mayor Slain in Afghanistan Urged Americans to Vote

The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil.Military officials said 39-year-old North Ogden
Migrants Camp at Mexico City Stadium as US Votes

Migrants Camp at Mexico City Stadium as US Votes

Thousands of Central Americans dreaming of getting to the United States awoke Tuesday to donations of fruit and hot coffee at a sports stadium in Mexico's chilly capital as the U.S. held midterm
China Dismisses Criticism About Mass Detentions at UN

China Dismisses Criticism About Mass Detentions at UN

China on Tuesday once again rejected criticism of its treatment of ethnic Muslims, telling the United Nations that accusations of rights abuses from some countries were “politically driven.”At a U.N.
Officials: No 'Coordinated Campaign' to Disrupt US Vote

Officials: No 'Coordinated Campaign' to Disrupt US Vote

Despite concerns about foreign interference, the 2018 U.S. midterm election launched to a relatively uneventful start Tuesday morning with federal monitors reporting no attempted disruptions. While

Underdogs, robocalls and Oprah: The battle for the US midterms

Americans vote Tuesday in midterm congressional elections that will determine whether President Donald Trump continues to enjoy the support of the legislative branch or whether Democrats will be able

US Republicans strengthen Senate majority while Democrats seize House

Democrats seized control of the House while Republicans tightened their grip on the Senate, as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.

In These Eight Midterms Races, Health and Medicine Are Front and Center

An anonymous reader shares a report: In Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah, voters will directly decide whether their states should expand their Medicaid programs. In Wisconsin, they could elect a candidate

Did You Vote? Now Your Friends May Know

A look at VoteWithMe and OutVote, two new political apps that are trying to use peer pressure to get people to vote. From a story: The apps are to elections what Zillow is to real estate -- services
USA Renews ‘The Purge’ for Season 2 Ahead of Tonight’s Finale

USA Renews ‘The Purge’ for Season 2 Ahead of Tonight’s Finale

Just in time for election day, there's more Purging on the way. USA Network has renewed The Purge for a second season, ahead of tonight's Season 1 finale. Co-produced with the Blumhouse Television and
Cuban Man Dies in US Immigration Custody

Cuban Man Dies in US Immigration Custody

A Cuba-born detainee slated for deportation died in Florida last week, marking the 10th death in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this year.A cellmate of Wilfredo Padron, 58,
More Potential 'El Chapo' Jurors Excused for Safety Fears

More Potential 'El Chapo' Jurors Excused for Safety Fears

The pool of potential jurors for the U.S. drug trafficking trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman continued to shrink on Tuesday, with two people who expressed fears about their
Bangladeshi Immigrant Convicted for 2017 New York City Subway Blast

Bangladeshi Immigrant Convicted for 2017 New York City Subway Blast

A federal jury in Manhattan on Tuesday found an immigrant from Bangladesh guilty of terrorism for setting off a pipe bomb in the New York subway last year.Akayed Ullah, 28, could be sentenced to life
Mauritanian Activists Cheer US Move to End Trade Deal Over Slavery

Mauritanian Activists Cheer US Move to End Trade Deal Over Slavery

Mauritanian activists Tuesday praised the United States’ decision to end trade benefits over the practice of slavery and called on other states to follow suit with sanctions.U.S. President Donald