February 08, 2016 19:17 UTC


US Gives Less Foreign Aid than Americans Think

Asked how much foreign aid the United States provides each year, Americans estimated 25 percent, according to a recent poll. The correct answer is 1 percent. Israel, Afghanistan and Egypt get the most. More

Audio Classified Data Found on Republican's Personal Email

A State Department official who accused Hillary Clinton of receiving classified emails as secretary of state is out with a new report. The report makes some of the same charges against top diplomats under former Republican President George W. Bush.

Audio Record Number of Jailed Americans Cleared of Crimes

Last year, US courts freed 149 individuals who had been jailed for crimes. New evidence showed they were not guilty of criminal charges. The number of cleared Americans is a record, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. A majority of the crimes involved murder or drug violations.

Audio More Cases of Brain Disease from Football Blows

Antwaan Randle-El played professional football for nine seasons. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers when that team won the Super Bowl in 2006. Now, at 36 years old, he can barely walk down the steps in his home.

Audio Clinton, Sanders Debate Sharpens in New Hampshire

The Democratic presidential candidates traded sharp words as their competition to become the party's nominee gets closer. Clinton accused Sander's campaign of practicing the "art of the smear."

Audio How Should the Next US President Discuss Islam?

Americans are split on how their next president should talk about Islamic extremism. A study says 65 percent of Republicans want the next president to speak directly, even critically, about Islamic extremism. But among Democrats, 70 percent said they want the next president to speak carefully.

Audio Texas Law Permits Open Carry of Guns

People can now carry guns openly in public in the southwestern state of Texas. The new law is receiving support and criticism. Some private businesses are banning guns on their property.

Audio Obama Makes First Visit to US Mosque

His trip to the Islamic Society in Baltimore, Maryland was the first time he had been to a Muslim religious center in the United States during his presidency.

Audio On to New Hampshire for US Presidential Candidates

Iowa voters surprised political experts this week. Most Republican Party voters expressed support for one of three candidates: Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. No Democratic candidate won a clear majority. The near tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders signals a long contest ahead.

Audio Cruz Over Trump, While Dems in Dead Heat

The Iowa vote finished with Ted Cruz as the leader in the Republican primary caucus race. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were only slightly apart when the polling was counted after midnight. The Iowa caucus, or primary, is the first in the U.S. for a final election in November.

Audio Iowa Voters Say 'Enough, Already!'

America’s primary election season is finally beginning. But many people in Iowa – the first in the nation to vote – have had enough of all the attention of politicians and the media. Many say the primary campaign has interfered with their lives.

Audio 'Caucus' Voting for President Starts in Iowa

People in Iowa will vote for presidential candidates in the Republican and Democratic parties Monday night. Public opinion studies show strong support for two candidates in each party. Businessman Donald Trump leads Senator Ted Cruz among Republican. Hillary Clinton leads Senator Bernie Sanders.

Video Migrants Cower as Raids Target Illegal Immigrants

An 8-year-old girl describes what it was like when federal agents entered her home looking for illegal immigrants. She said the agents searched her home, but did not find a family member hiding in a bedroom with her three boys.

Audio White House Protester Dies After Longest Vigil

For over 30 years, Concepcion Picciotto demonstrated just across the street from the White House in Washington, D.C. A Spanish immigrant, she protested against war and nuclear weapons. She and her fellow protesters lived in a camp, in the rain, the heat and even the snow.

Audio Asian-Americans Active in US Politics

Many Asian-Americans voted for Barack Obama during the past two presidential elections. Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan also had many Asian-American supporters.

Audio Panel Clears Planned Parenthood, Charges Its Accusers

The decision by a Texas grand jury not to file charges against Planned Parenthood has not changed views on abortion. The grand jury instead filed charges against two people who shot undercover video of their meetings with Planned Parenthood officials.

Audio Trump Leads in Iowa, Bloomberg May Join the Race

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has moved into a lead in Iowa, one week before the state’s voters choose among a large field of Republican candidates. Another billionaire, Michael Bloomberg, is considering running for president as an independent

Audio Deadly Shootout Between Police, Anti-Federal Group

Federal and state police officers have exchanged gunfire with members of an armed group in Oregon, killing one person. The armed group had taken control of a federal wildlife area in the eastern part of the state. A shootout happened when police stopped cars carrying members of the group.

Photogallery US Communities Clean Up After Major Snow Storm

How fast life returned to normal from the massive U.S. snow storm depends on where you live. The weekend storm dumped two feet of snow or more on Northeast U.S. cities such as Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City.

Video Young Refugees Learn About US on the Soccer Field

More than 70,000 refugees from many countries have been resettled in Arizona in the past 10 years. The U.S. State Department says more than 33,000 refugees have begun new lives in Arizona since 2002. A soccer club near Phoenix helps young refugees learn about life in the United States.

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