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Video In Crimea, Voting under the Gun

Crimea's regional government is going ahead with plans for a referendum on joining Russia. But with Russian troops and pro-Russian self-defense forces in control, those in favor of Crimea remaining in Ukraine say it couldn't possibly be fair. VOA’s Elizabeth Arrott has more from Simferopol.

Video Music Alley Spotlight: Beatles 50 Years Later

A half-century after Beatlemania swept the US, VOA’s Music Alley looks at how the rock band The Beatles changed music and culture in the 50 years since they arrived in America.

Video VIDEO EXTRA: Los Angeles Gang Intervention Program Provides Model for Other Nations

Los Angeles police say Los Angeles is the "gang capital" of the United States, with hundreds of active criminal gangs. The city is also home to a gang and re-entry program called Homeboy Industries which has helped thousands of young people say no to gangs and choose a better path. As Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles, the program is so successful that other countries plagued by gangs are looking to Homeboy Industries for help.

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Video The Evolution of Online Shopping

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Video Tragedy at One School, Renewal at Another

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Video Mangrove Trees Fight Poverty in Eritrean Village

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Video Mobile Phones Grow as a Health Care Tool

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Video Why Most Lebanese History Books End at 1943

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Video Corruption Index Released

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