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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.
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.
Not having access to clean drinking water is a problem in many areas of the world -- including the United States. Residents of an industrial U.S. city are angry and are demanding to know what happened. Why did no one tell them they were drinking poisoned water for more than a year?
Slav Stoyanov had dreamed of visiting America since he was a young child. Yana Melamed grew up visiting family in the United States, but she long dreamed of exploring South America. Together, they are making both of their dreams come true -- on bicycles.
The Hollywood star is being praised by some people, criticized by others for a magazine interview he did with Mexican crime group leader Joaquin Guzman. He leads one of the most powerful and violent criminal organizations in the Americas.
VOA listened to the questions that American voters ask candidates for U.S. president. What concerns them most? The economy beat out health care and terrorism.
The traditional "Auld Lang Syne" is not the only song that could make people think of old friends at the New Year. We look at the music that remembers a year past and celebrates a year ahead. | This Is America
Some of these idioms can only be understood by those who know American English. If you don’t know what these words and phrases mean, it is difficult to know what the candidates are saying. Part two of our occasional series on American political idioms.
The holiday season is a popular time to visit Key West, the warmest place in the continental United States. The tropical island off the coast of Florida offers an escape from cold weather and reality itself.
Many holidays happen in the United States at the end of every year. Traditional holiday cooking is tasty but also unhealthy. Some people, like the Neveldine family, are trying to improve the way they eat during the holidays and the rest of the year, too.
The western end of Route 66 is Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean. California's Route 66 passes through the Mojave Desert, bypassed towns, and the urban sprawl of Los Angeles on its way to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and, finally, the Santa Monica Pier.
With growing concerns about terrorism attacks and continued economic uncertainty, more Americans are angry and frustrated. One American congressman describes a toxic environment in the American political system.
Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 contains some of America’s most impressive - and famous - landscapes. But beyond the scenery, Arizona’s Route 66 offers Old West experiences, ghost towns, and legendary ghost stories.
The release of a video showing a 2014 police shooting of a 17-year-old in Chicago is touching off debate about police tactics. When is deadly force acceptable? When is it not?
Early travelers of Route 66 passed through Santa Fe, New Mexico, America's oldest capital. The route may have bypassed Santa Fe long ago, but many Route 66 travelers still choose to take the original road up to the "City Different." This week, we find out what makes Santa Fe special.
The Rockettes have been entertaining New Yorkers and tourists from around the world since 1925. Many American families take their children to New York to see their performances during the holiday.
From Chicago pizza to roadside burgers in Los Angeles, the food along Route 66 plays a special -- and delicious -- part of any journey down America's Main Street.
Anthony Graves was cleared of murder charges after spending 19 years in prison for the crime. For more than half of those years, he was scheduled to be executed. Now, Graves spends his days as a free man trying to reform the US justice system. His prosecutor has been disbarred from law practice.
Friday, February 5, 1900 UTC: Caty Weaver and Ashley Thompson host.