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Tornados, Flooding Kill at Least 13 in US South

(VOA): At least 13 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday. Tornadoes hit several small towns in East Texas, killing four people. Three people were killed by flooding and winds..

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Tornados, Flooding Kill at Least 8 in US South

(VOA): At least eight people have died as tornadoes and storms swept through the southern U.S. states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi. East Texas was the worst hit, with a series of tornadoes there killing at least four people and leaving a trail of what officials called..

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IT Workers, Companies Cautious on H1B Visa Program Review

(VOA): During a recent visit to Wisconsin, President Donald Trump announced he was signing an Executive Order reviewing the visa program that brings many technical workers to the United States, known as the H1B visa. About 85,000 workers come to the United States annually using an H1B visa. More..

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Climate Change Science Removed from EPA Website

(VOA): The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating its website to reflect the views of the Trump administration. The agency has removed several pages from the Obama administration explaining the science behind climate change. The EPA said in a statement the website is “undergoing..

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Missions Help Tell Dramatic History of Lone Star State

(VOA): San Antonio, Texas, is home to the greatest concentration of Catholic missions in North America, including The Alamo, the state’s first mission dating to 1718. The most visited historic landmark in Texas was also a fort and the site of a battle that played a pivotal role in the state’s..

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Texas Tornado Leaves Deaths, Dozens Injured

(VOA): Fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas, authorities said.   Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said during a news conference late Saturday that “a number of fatalities” were reported, but..

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Trump Invites Philippine President to White House

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington to discuss various issues, including the threat North Korea presents to regional security. After the two spoke by phone Saturday, a White House statement said, “It was a very friendly..

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US Will Not Rule Out Military Response to North Korea Sunday, April 30th, 2017

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that Washington would not rule out a military response to future North Korean aggression and that it would seek to increase the rogue nation's financial and international isolation. VOA's Margaret Besheer has more from the United..

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Trump Foreign Policy Draws Fire, Praise at 100 Day Mark

(VOA): With President Donald Trump's presidency reaching the symbolic 100-day milestone, battle lines are sharply drawn on the effectiveness of his still developing foreign policy. VOA White House correspondent Peter Heinlein reports that, amid fierce criticism of the president's early..

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Why Gun Sales Are Down Under Trump

(VOA): On Friday, Donald Trump became the first US president to address the National Rifle Association since Ronald Reagan in 1983. During his campaign, Trump said his rival would "decimate the Second Amendment," which guarantees Americans the right to bear arms. But Trump's election..

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On 100th Day in Office, Trump to Focus on Trade

(VOA): President Donald Trump will spend his 100th day in office talking tough on trade in one of the states that delivered his unlikely win.   The president is expected to sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative to perform..

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Openly Lesbian Methodist Bishop Faces Losing Her Job

(VOA): The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday.   Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law..

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Trump Invites Philippines Duterte to White House

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call Saturday that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in a statement. The White House gave no details of when the leaders would meet in Washington to..

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US to Run Out of Vaccine for Yellow Fever by Mid-2017

(VOA): U.S. health officials say the United States will run out of the vaccine for yellow fever as early as next month, and travelers who need a shot might have to wait. Officials say a manufacturing problem has created a shortage of the only version of the vaccine licensed in the United States...

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