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Chinese Ship Spies on International Military Exercises Saturday, July 14th, 2018

(VOA): The U.S. Navy says it is closely watching a Chinese spy ship in international waters near the U.S. state of Hawaii, as 25 nations participate the world’s largest international naval warfare exercises nearby. “They (China) are spying on international exercises,” a U.S. defense..

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White House Declares War on Poverty 'Largely Over'

(VOA): The White House released a report Thursday contending that the United States' war on poverty — a drive that started over 50 years ago to improve the social safety net for the poorest citizens of the world's largest economy — is "largely over and a success," contrasting..

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Guatemalan Mother Deported Without Son

(VOA): Lourdes de León is among the mothers who have been deported by the U.S. government without their children after being separated on the southern border of the United States. Since her return to Guatemala, de León's only objective is to be reunited with her 6-year-old boy, who..

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(Im)migration News Recap, July 8-14

(VOA): Editor's note: We wanted a way to keep you updated with the top immigration, migration, and refugee stories every week — the ones that will most affect you, our international readers, viewers and listeners. We want you to know what's happening, why, and how it could impact your..

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Guatemalan Mother Deported From US Without Her Son

(VOA): Lourdes de León stares at the toys of her 6-year-old son. They are a reminder that Leo Giancarlo de León López is far away. He is in New York, but she was deported back to her native Guatemala in early June. More than a month later, mother and son are still apart. De Leon..

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Melania Trump Dutifully Tries Her Hand at Lawn Bowls

(VOA): Her game face on, Melania Trump dutifully tried her hand at lawn bowls during a solo outing Friday to a historic London veterans’ retirement home on her first visit to Britain as America’s first lady. As President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May met just outside..

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Judge Commends Family Reunification, Eyes Next Deadline

(VOA): A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he planned to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said at a hearing in San Diego that..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..