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Syria’s Aleppo: Wracked by Suffering, Enveloped in Fear

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA’s Scott Bobb traveled to the war-torn northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday and left with vivid impressions of a complex community wracked by suffering and fear. As Bobb and his rebel guides approached the city from the north, near-constant government mortar and artillery shelling could be heard. A single MiG jet made at least […]

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Former US Representative Giffords Leads Pledge of Allegiance at DNC

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance in an emotional moment at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening, more than a year and a half after she was shot in the head during a public appearance in her home state of Arizona. Giffords received resounding cheers and a standing ovation as she […]

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Former US Representative Giffords Leads Pledge of Allegiance at DNC

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led the pledge of allegiance in an emotional moment at the Democratic National Convention Thursday evening, more than a year and a half after she was shot in the head during a public appearance in her home state of Arizona. Giffords received resounding cheers and a standing ovation as she […]

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Changes on Jerusalem, God Squeek into Democratic Platform

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Day two of the Democratic National Convention has opened by sparking some controversy, with the delegates barely pushing through a controversial change to the party’s platform. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland told the convention the original platform adopted Tuesday erred by dropping a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the […]

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Republicans hit Democrats Over ‘Jerusalem’ Omission

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A change in the Democratic party platform when it comes to the capital of Israel is sparking controversy. The Democratic party platform – set to go before the party’s convention delegates later Tuesday – drops a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Republicans Tuesday criticized the Democrats and President Barack Obama over the omission. Republican […]

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Occupy Protesters Block Traffic Near DNC

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police faced off with a group of about 100 protesters aligned with the “Occupy” movement, arresting at least one, near the site of the Democratic National Convention. The protesters began gathering at the intersection just before midday Tuesday, not far from the Charlotte Convention Center, shouting slogans like “Obama is a traitor.” Others lay down […]

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McCain, Rice Slam Obama’s Foreign Policy

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy came under sharp criticism Wednesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Senator John McCain, the man Mr. Obama defeated in the 2008 presidential election, told delegates the president has repeatedly failed to support allies across the globe as well as others who have tried to stand up […]

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Former Republican Presidential Hopeful Slams Obama Foreign Policy

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The man defeated by Barack Obama in the U. S. presidential election four years ago is chastising him for abandoning the cause of human freedom. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain delivered the blistering criticism of Mr. Obama’s foreign policy Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. “It is said that this election will […]

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Republicans Expel Two From Convention for Racial Taunts

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two people have been tossed out of the Republican National Convention for using racial taunts. Convention officials and the U.S. television news network CNN say the two threw nuts at a black CNN camerawoman Tuesday night and yelled, “This is how we feed animals.” CNN said the camerawoman was working at the Tampa Bay Times […]

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World Bank: Africa Poised for Faster Growth

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A new World Bank report says sub-Saharan Africa is poised for faster economic growth after a strong performance last year. In a report published Wednesday, the World Bank says the region’s economy grew at a 4.9 percent annual rate in 2011, making it one of the world’s fastest-growing developing regions. It says growth has been […]

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