Turmoil Slows Rebuilding of Puerto Rico's Power Grid

(VOA): Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who are..

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At Least 8 Dead in Missouri Tourist Boat Accident

(VOA): A tourist boat apparently capsized on a lake Thursday night in Missouri, leaving at least eight people dead and several others hospitalized, a sheriff said. The Springfield News-Leader reported that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said a Ride the Ducks tourist boat reportedly sank on..

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Pentagon: Military Parade to Cost Estimated $12 million  Thursday, July 19th, 2018

(VOA): The military parade proposed by President Donald Trump will cost $12 million, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Pentagon officials said the figure was an estimate and could change once the final plan was approved. The $12 million cost is nearly the same as the budget for the now-canceled..

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Pompeo: Some US Korean War Remains to Come Home Soon

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the remains of some American servicemen killed in the Korean War would be returned to the U.S. in the coming weeks. The date and the number of sets of remains to be returned were not disclosed. "We think in the next couple weeks..

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Bezos’ Blue Origin Sends Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

(VOA): Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it’s ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company’s latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule’s escape motor fired, lifting the..

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In Battle for Ties to Putin, China Trumps US

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump's apparent quest to kindle a bromance with Russian leader Vladimir Putin has made some Americans squirm. His performance in Helsinki, expressing confidence in Putin instead of U.S. intelligence agencies, ignited outrage across the political spectrum back..

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Alleged Russian Agent Ordered Held in Jail

(VOA): A federal magistrate judge Wednesday ordered Maria Butina, who has been accused of being a Russian agent, held in jail after prosecutors presented evidence alleging she had ties to Russian intelligence services. Butina, a 29-year-old aide to a prominent Russian government official, was..

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US Intelligence Documents on Nelson Mandela Made Public

(VOA): Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers..

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A Coming Shift In US Security Policy In The South China Sea? – Analysis Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The new movie “Vice” purports to tell the story of former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to power and the damage he did to the U.S., other countries, and US..