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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 How Poinsettias Flowered Into an American Favorite

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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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    Audio Obama’s Weak Poll Ratings Worry Democrats

    This is a congressional election year in the United States. Some Democratic Party candidates are concerned about President Obama’s unpopularity could hurt the Democrats’ chances to keep control of the Senate. More

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    Audio Former Agent Blames Politics for US Immigration Crisis

    A former U.S. immigration officer says actions being taken by Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border may be causing people to believe differently. The Obama administration says as many as 90,000 children might try to enter the United States illegally from Mexico this year. More

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    Audio NASA: Close to Discovering Life in Outer Space

    NASA scientists say they are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. That search is centered mostly on Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. But the scientists are looking for life outside the solar system. More

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri talk at the presidential palace in Cairo July 22, 2014.

    Audio Kerry: Hamas Can End Crisis with Ceasefire

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry says the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing worse by the day. But, he says Hamas can end the suffering by agreeing to an Egyptian-led ceasefire. More

  • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, shakes hands with opposition leader Sam Rainsy before a meeting at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 17, 2013.

    Audio Cambodian Rivals to Meet on Political Crisis

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, July 22. They hope to settle the year-long political crisis that led to violent protests and arrests. More

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    Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report More

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    Floods, storms and other natural events kill thousands of people every year. So does extreme heat. In fact, heat may be nature’s deadliest killer. | Science in the News More

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    Audio Nuclear Missile Site Turns Tourist Site

    The Cold War is long over. What do you do with a missile launch when a war is over? Turn it into a tourist site, of course. More

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    That’s old time American music to celebrate an anniversary -- for a house. Pharsalia Plantation is on a beautiful mountain country road in Virginia. You can understand why Thomas Massie decided to build the house there in 1814. More

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    The Democratic Party denies President Franklin Pierce the nomination and defeats two new opposition parties. More

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