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Carrots and Sticks Fill Pence Venezuela Speech

Carrots and Sticks Fill Pence Venezuela Speech

VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb and Jorge Agobian of VOA's Spanish Service contributed to this report.WASHINGTON — In a speech intended to offer carrots and display sticks, U.S. Vice President
Wall Street Slips as US-China Trade Fears Rise

Wall Street Slips as US-China Trade Fears Rise

U.S. stocks slid Tuesday as escalating trade tensions between the United States and China triggered global growth fears and drove investors away from riskier assets.The Dow Jones Industrial Average
World Marks 74th Anniversary of V-E Day

World Marks 74th Anniversary of V-E Day

Wednesday is V-E Day — Victory in Europe — the 74th anniversary of the formal end of World War II in Europe, when the allied powers defeated German leader Adolf Hitler and his once invincible Nazi war

Detroit's LED Streetlights Are Going Dark After a Few Years

Detroit's Public Lighting Authority has filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer of nearly a third of the city's 65,000 streetlights, after it found that upward of 20,000 LED lights are
Waymo, Lyft Take on Uber with Rides in Self-Driving Car

Waymo, Lyft Take on Uber with Rides in Self-Driving Car

Google’s self-driving car spinoff, Waymo, is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.The alliance announced Tuesday will allow anyone
Washington State Tightens Gun Laws

Washington State Tightens Gun Laws

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a group of bills Tuesday tightening rules on guns in some circumstances, part of a national shift toward more narrowly focused gun legislation.Included in the bills
New York Times: Trump Lost More Than $1 Billion in 1980s and '90s

New York Times: Trump Lost More Than $1 Billion in 1980s and '90s

Between 1985 and 1994, Donald Trump's businesses lost more than $1 billion, allowing the future president to avoid paying federal taxes for eight of those 10 years, The New York Times reported
Dole Recognized on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Dole Recognized on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Former Senator and World War II hero Bob Dole was awarded the 2019 World War II Foundation Leadership Award Tuesday. “I probably don’t deserve it, but I’ll take it anyway,” said Dole at the ceremony
ICE Provides Local Police a Workaround for Sanctuary Policies

ICE Provides Local Police a Workaround for Sanctuary Policies

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a program for federal-local collaboration that would sidestep sanctuary restrictions by delegating arrest powers to local officers.Under the
VP Pence Signals Rewards With a Warning in Venezuela Speech

VP Pence Signals Rewards With a Warning in Venezuela Speech

VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb and Jorge Agobian of VOA's Spanish Service contributed to this report.WASHINGTON — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the United States is lifting sanctions on
Donald Trump’s tax records reveal he lost more than $1,170,000,000 in 10 years

Donald Trump’s tax records reveal he lost more than $1,170,000,000 in 10 years

The future President lost more money than nearly any other American taxpayer, a new report has found.
US Lifts Sanctions on Venezuelan General Who Renounced Maduro

US Lifts Sanctions on Venezuelan General Who Renounced Maduro

The Trump administration has lifted sanctions against the director of Venezuela's intelligence service who broke ranks with the government of Nicolas Maduro last week. Vice President Mike Pence also
US Farmers Counting on Passage of US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

US Farmers Counting on Passage of US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

Instead of managing livestock with her family on her Floyd, Iowa, farm, Pam Johnson would rather see tractors in her fields.“I look outside at the weather and how we should be planting right now to
US, South Korea Shrug Off North Korean Missile Test

US, South Korea Shrug Off North Korean Missile Test

The United States and South Korea have offered only a muted response to North Korea’s first ballistic missile test in a year and a half. That is because both governments have incentives to make sure
Pompeo in London to Discuss UK-US 'Special Relationship'

Pompeo in London to Discuss UK-US 'Special Relationship'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in London for talks with British officials on the status of the special relationship between the nations amid heightened tensions with Iran and uncertainty over
How To Murder A City

How To Murder A City

For years the United States military has practiced saturation bombing on its enemies: today we talk about what would happen if those enemies were American cities.
Coining New Words Key to Revitalizing Native American Languages

Coining New Words Key to Revitalizing Native American Languages

It was a thrilling find for a then-graduate student in linguistics: While conducting research in Jesuit archives in Quebec in 1999, Michael McCafferty discovered a previously unknown manuscript - a
Students Kill Classmate, Injure 8 at School Near Columbine

Students Kill Classmate, Injure 8 at School Near Columbine

Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation's worst school shootings
US House Committee Prepares Contempt Vote Against Barr

US House Committee Prepares Contempt Vote Against Barr

A U.S. House panel was poised to vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for defying a congressional subpoena that demanded the full, unredacted report by special counsel
Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan to Strike in Cities Across the US

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan to Strike in Cities Across the US

Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are turning off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from