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Shelling Sends Donetsk Residents into Stalin-era Shelter Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sent some residents fleeing to bomb shelters from previous wars. Despite a cease-fire reached in September, clashes between the government and pro-Russian separatists continue as the two sides fight for control of Donetsk a
Voice of America | 2 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US Candidates Tap into Fears to Mobilize Voters Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections. A Gallup poll says the Ebola virus and the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are among
Voice of America | 2 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Americans Anxious over Ebola A recent survey shows more than four in 10 Americans are worried they or a relative might catch the Ebola virus, even though so far there has only been three confirmed Ebola cases in the United States. In the world of 24 hour news, it is hard to avoid rep
Voice of America | 4 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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UN Official Warns of Possible Genocide Against Iraqi Yazidis A senior U.N. human rights official warned Tuesday that Islamic State militants in Iraq may be trying to wipe out minority Yazidis. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic has just returned from a week in Baghdad and the Kurdish cities
Voice of America | 5 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Obamas Ebola Czar to Fix Political Damage President Barack Obamas new Ebola czar begins his job Wednesday and part of his responsibility will be to help fix the political storm that prominent Ebola cases on U.S. soil have brought. Ron Klain is a lawyer with a reputation as a formidable campaigner
Voice of America | 5 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Iconic American Journalist Ben Bradlee Dies at 93 A giant of American journalism, former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, has died at age 93. VOAs Michael Bowman reports that Bradlee played a critical role in the Posts legal battle to publish secret U.S. documents about the Vietnam War, and oversaw th
Voice of America | 5 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93 Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93 Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday at age 93, the newspaper said. As executive edi
Voice of America | 6 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US Guidelines For Ebola Closer to Doctors Without Borders Model The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued strict new guidelines for health care workers who are taking care of Ebola patients. The change, made on Monday comes after two nurses were infected with the Ebola virus after caring for a man
Voice of America | 6 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Rwanda to Screen US, Spanish Travelers for Ebola The East African nation of Rwanda is ordering travelers from the United States and Spain to phone daily medical reports to health officials because of Ebola. These are the only two countries outside of Africa to report cases of the deadly disease. Anyone
Voice of America | 6 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Head of Mexican Cartel Appears in US Court A man U.S. authorities call the head of a major Mexican drug gang, the Gulf Cartel, has appeared in a court in Beaumont, Texas. Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, was arrested by U.S. federal agents while shopping in Edinbur
Voice of America | 6 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend