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Texas Couple Charged With Forcing Guinean Child to Work

Texas Couple Charged With Forcing Guinean Child to Work

A U.S. federal court charged a Texas couple Thursday with imposing forced labor on a child from Guinea from 2000 until she escaped from their home in 2016.Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure of Fort
Three US Senators Move to Block F-35 Transfers to Turkey

Three US Senators Move to Block F-35 Transfers to Turkey

Three U.S. senators introduced a measure Thursday aimed at blocking the transfer of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey, a NATO ally and one of nine partner nations involved in
Federal Agency Loses Track of 1,474 Migrant Children

Federal Agency Loses Track of 1,474 Migrant Children

The Department of Health and Human Services lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children it placed with sponsors in the United States, an agency official told a Senate subcommittee Thursday.The
Genealogy Site Used in Hunt for Serial Killer Suspect

Genealogy Site Used in Hunt for Serial Killer Suspect

More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California’s most prolific serial killers and rapists was caught by using online genealogical sites to find a DNA match, prosecutors said
Racism Concerns Spur Street Name Change in Boston

Racism Concerns Spur Street Name Change in Boston

Boston city officials made the controversial decision Thursday to rename a street named for the late owner of the Red Sox baseball team because of his perceived racism. Yawkey Way runs just outside
Report: Immigration Officials Seek to Prosecute Parents Illegally Entering US

Report: Immigration Officials Seek to Prosecute Parents Illegally Entering US

U.S. immigration officials are pushing for a change in policy to be allowed to prosecute parents caught crossing into the country illegally with their children, The Washington Post reported.In a memo
Amazon Delivers Profits, a $20 Prime Hike, NFL Games

Amazon Delivers Profits, a $20 Prime Hike, NFL Games

Amazon.com Inc. more than doubled its profit Thursday and predicted strong spring results as the world’s biggest online retailer raised the price for U.S. Prime subscribers, added U.S. football games
Consumers Close Wallets, Trim US 1st Quarter Growth

Consumers Close Wallets, Trim US 1st Quarter Growth

The U.S. economy likely slowed in the first quarter as growth in consumer spending braked sharply, but the setback is expected to be temporary against the backdrop of a tightening labor market and
New Secretary of State Pompeo Gets Right To Work

New Secretary of State Pompeo Gets Right To Work

Newly sworn in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is already on his first trip as the chief U.S. diplomat, headed first to a NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, and then to the Middle East. He boarded a
Cosby's Verdict Provokes Emotions on Both Sides

Cosby's Verdict Provokes Emotions on Both Sides

Accusers and supporters of popular U.S. comic actor Bill Cosby reacted emotionally Thursday after a jury in Pennsylvania found him guilty of sexual assault. His supporters cheered him on arrival to
The Store Where Everything Is Made in America

The Store Where Everything Is Made in America

From T-shirts, socks and toys to knives and lanterns, a store in upstate New York takes pride in only selling goods that are made in America. Olga Loginova from VOA's Russian service talked to the
Russia Tensions to Dominate NATO Meeting, as Ukraine Pushes to Join

Russia Tensions to Dominate NATO Meeting, as Ukraine Pushes to Join

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to the NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels Friday, a day after the U.S. Senate approved his appointment. Russia will top the agenda, as will Western
VOA Goes Inside a US Sex Trafficking Rescue Operation

VOA Goes Inside a US Sex Trafficking Rescue Operation

Sex trafficking, the kidnapping of girls and boys to force them to engage in sex for money, is on the rise. In the U.S., the National Human Trafficking Hotline gets an average of 20 new cases a day.
Alabama Museum & Memorial to Victims of Lynchings

Alabama Museum & Memorial to Victims of Lynchings

On a grassy, six-acre hill overlooking the city of Montgomery, Alabama, is a new memorial that is the first in the United States to recognize the victims of racial terrorism and lynching. Founded by
Beautycon's Social Media Stars Redefine Gorgeousness

Beautycon's Social Media Stars Redefine Gorgeousness

For some people, makeup isn’t just about the latest shade of lipstick or eye shadow. It’s about empowerment.Just ask the fans at Beautycon, a recent two-day event in New York that showcased more than
If Kim Jong Un Wants to Test Nukes Again, He Has Options

If Kim Jong Un Wants to Test Nukes Again, He Has Options

North Korea’s main underground nuclear test site may be damaged and portions of it unusable, but analysts say that does not mean Pyongyang can no longer carry out nuclear tests at the facility or
Alabama Museum Seeks to Change American Narrative About Race

Alabama Museum Seeks to Change American Narrative About Race

She had traveled to Alabama all the way from California to be here for this moment.She had managed to stay dry in a torrential downpour that would have forced many others away. Had somehow beat the
Cape Town's Gang Violence 'Makes for Intolerable Living'

Cape Town's Gang Violence 'Makes for Intolerable Living'

Fourteen-year-old Zinadene Pelton was walking to his grandmother's house after school one day when gunfire erupted."I just heard the gunshots, and I heard somebody shout, 'It’s Zinadene!'" his
US Lawyer Convoy Meets Up with Migrant Caravan on US-Mexico Border

US Lawyer Convoy Meets Up with Migrant Caravan on US-Mexico Border

The migrant caravan that angered U.S. President Donald Trump has reached the US/Mexico border. Many are planning to request asylum. To help with their legal issues, another caravan has been heading