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Senate Foreign Relations Chief: North Macedonian NATO Accession Vote Possible by June

Senate Foreign Relations Chief: North Macedonian NATO Accession Vote Possible by June

This story originated in VOA's Macedonian Service. WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers may vote to approve North Macedonia as the 30th member of NATO as early as next month, according to Senate Foreign
(Im)migration Weekly Recap, May 19-24

(Im)migration Weekly Recap, May 19-24

Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, why and how it could impact your life, family or business, so we created a weekly digest of the top original immigration, migration and refugee
Defying Congress, Trump Sets Arms Sales to Saudis, UAE

Defying Congress, Trump Sets Arms Sales to Saudis, UAE

U.S. President Donald Trump, saying there is a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress and cleared the sale of $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi
WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.Senate colleague
At Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Outpost, Urgency Amid Tensions With China

At Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Outpost, Urgency Amid Tensions With China

In a building a few miles from Google and Facebook’s plush campuses is the Pentagon’s sparse outpost in Silicon Valley.Here, military personnel and civilians look for commercial technology that can
Trump Asks Citizenship and Immigration Services Head to Quit

Trump Asks Citizenship and Immigration Services Head to Quit

President Donald Trump has asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. Lee Francis Cissna told staff
Judge Blocks Plans to Build Part of Southern Border Wall

Judge Blocks Plans to Build Part of Southern Border Wall

A federal judge blocked on Friday President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.U.S. District Judge
India’s blowout election is a lesson for US Democrats

India’s blowout election is a lesson for US Democrats

The Congress party campaigned on a secular and pluralist platform—and suffered a massive defeat.
Missouri Couple Drowns, Raising Storms’ Toll to 9

Missouri Couple Drowns, Raising Storms’ Toll to 9

The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S.
Last US Slave Ship Found in Alabama Bayou

Last US Slave Ship Found in Alabama Bayou

The old wooden ship hull didn’t look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama
From Call to Assistance, How  911 Dispatch System Works

From Call to Assistance, How 911 Dispatch System Works

In the United States, you can summon emergency help from police, firefighters or an ambulance by dialing 911. The first such call was made in 1968 in Haleyville, Alabama. In 1999 Congress directed

Pentagon to strengthen forces in Middle East to 'protect' US from Iran

The US will send 1,500 and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the US and its
Trump Begins State Visit to Japan

Trump Begins State Visit to Japan

U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Japan for a four-day state visit heavy on ceremony and sports, although a senior White House official promises "there'll be some substantive things to
Volunteers Build Ties Through Service in Politically Divided America

Volunteers Build Ties Through Service in Politically Divided America

In politically divided America, there is an organization that is building ties and community through volunteer service, despite people's differences. The organization Big Sunday recruits people for
Volunteers Build Communities Through Service

Volunteers Build Communities Through Service

In the heart of Watts, a minority neighborhood in south Los Angeles, 300 volunteers gathered on a recent Sunday to beautify an elementary school. Amid the poverty in this area, local residents and

An RV Camp Sprang Up Outside Google's HQ. Now Mountain View Wants To Ban It

schwit1 shares an excerpt from a report via Bloomberg: In a quiet neighborhood near Google's headquarters last month, rusty, oleaginous sewage was seeping from a parked RV onto the otherwise pristine
Judge blocks ban on ‘heartbeat’ abortions in Mississippi

Judge blocks ban on ‘heartbeat’ abortions in Mississippi

The law would make it nearly impossible for a woman to get a termination.
Trump Sends More Troops to the Middle East to Deter Iran

Trump Sends More Troops to the Middle East to Deter Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump is sending 1500 troops to the Middle East to deter potential Iranian threats. Earlier this week, Trump administration officials told lawmakers that the U.S. is not seeking
Pence Tells West Point Grads They Are 'Best of the Best'

Pence Tells West Point Grads They Are 'Best of the Best'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy Saturday they are the "best of the best," who will have the support of President Donald Trump."As you accept the mantle of
Why Americans Obsess About Their Grass

Why Americans Obsess About Their Grass

In the United States, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a holiday that honors people who died in military service during wartime.The end of May also marks the beginning of a less serious kind of