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Ousted Obama Official to Speak on Trump Aide's Russia Talks Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

(VOA): An Obama administration official who warned the Trump White House about contacts between one of its key advisers and Russia is set to speak publicly for the first time about the concerns she raised.   Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is testifying Monday before a Senate..

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Life Expectancy Gaps Growing in US

(VOA): Life expectancy in the United States depends on what county one lives in, a new study suggests. According to the study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, “The gap between counties with the highest and lowest life..

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Texas Governor Signs Ban on So-Called Sanctuary Cities

(VOA): The governor of the southern U.S. state of Texas has signed a law banning so-called sanctuary cities and threatening fines and criminal charges for police departments and officers who refuse to comply with orders from federal immigration agents. "Texas strongly supports the legal..

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Elected as Disrupter, Trump Now Faces Test of Governance

(VOA): It has been only six months since real estate developer Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in one of the most divisive political campaigns in U.S. history. Trump has struggled to make major progress in his early months as president. One of those moments came..

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Los Angeles Volunteers Welcome Arriving Air Passengers

(VOA): Hundreds of volunteers held "welcome" signs in multiple languages near Los Angeles International Airport, ahead of an appeals court hearing in Virginia on Monday regarding the Trump administration's revised travel ban. The Saturday event, organized by the Los Angeles tourism..

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Buffett's 'Carnival' Draws Shoppers, Sleep-deprived

(VOA): Katie Ryerson and her father took a train from their hometown of Columbus, Ohio, to Omaha, Nebraska, for her first Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholder meeting, a weekend the conglomerate's billionaire chief Warren Buffett calls "Woodstock for Capitalists." They were part of..

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Educators Value After-school Program Trump Wants to Nix

(VOA): As one group of squealing, chanting students smack a ball into the pavement in a heated game of four square, another finishes an after-school writing lesson inside Circleville Elementary School. Later in the library, an instructor guides other students in a role-playing activity on how to..

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Trump Set to Name More Conservative Judges

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump, who already has won confirmation of a conservative jurist to the Supreme Court, is set to name more conservative judges to lower courts. Aides say 10 of the people on Trump's list include five nominees for U.S. appellate courts, the next level down from..

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US Health Care Debate Passes from House to Senate

(VOA): The U.S. Senate is beginning work on an issue that shifted control of Congress in 2010 and could do so again next year: America’s costly and complex health care system. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the House of Representatives passed a Republican bill repealing former president..

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McCain Blasts Trump on Lack of Human Rights Focus

(VOA): U.S. Senator John McCain is criticizing the foreign policy of the Trump administration, saying it is not focused enough on human rights abuses around the world. In an op-ed article for the New York Times Friday, the Republican senator said the United States has an obligation to speak out..

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Trump Travel Order Back in Courts; What to Expect

(VOA): Arguments on President Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel will be heard in appeals court Monday. The order, which bars entry of foreign nationals from six Muslim countries for 90 days and refugees for 120 days, has been on hold since March when two lower courts, one in..

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