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Two Professors from one Virginia College Square off in US Congress Race Members of the U.S. Congress come from a variety of backgrounds. Lawyers, doctors and businessmen fill the halls of Congress. At least one will soon be a professor from Virginia. As VOA's Yang Chen reports, that's almost guaranteed.
Voice of America | 3 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US Medical Supplies Donated Annually to Developing Countries Each year, U.S. hospitals and medical centers are left with thousands of kilos of medical supplies that have been prepared for surgeries but not used. A charity run by medical students has been collecting these still-usable supplies for 25 years and donat
Voice of America | 3 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Africa Tells its Story Through Fashion In Africa, Fashion Week is a riot of colors, shapes, patterns and fabrics - against the backdrop of its ongoing struggle between nature and its fast-growing urban edge. How do these ideas translate into needle and thread? VOAs Anita Powell visited this ye
Voice of America | 4 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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S. Korea Firm in Inter-Korean Complex Folds A South Korean company operating at an inter-Korean industrial complex in the North Korean border city of Kaesong is going out of business. This will be the first time a South Korean firm at the joint industrial complex has had to close its business becau
Voice of America | 5 hours ago | comment? | recommend
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More US Women Birthing the Old-fashioned Way A small but growing number of women in the United States are choosing to give birth using the services of a certified nurse-midwife rather than an obstetrician. The number of midwife-attended births - at home, in birthing centers and in hospitals - reache
Voice of America | 5 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Ebola Misery in Liberia's Capital Monrovia, Pt 2 Because of the size and seriousness of the Ebola outbreak and the difficulties faced by media organizations reporting on the crisis, VOA and BBC are collaborating in order to give audiences in Africa and around the world access to the best information and
Voice of America | 5 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Secularists Face Challenge in Forming Tunisian Government Official results from Tunisia show the Islamist Ennahda party has failed to win the second free election since the uprising in 2011. Ennahda, which had handed power to a government of technocrats pending the elections, lost out to the secular party Nidaa
Voice of America | 5 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Obama: Ebola Quarantines Must Be Based on Science U.S. President Barack Obama says the decision to quarantine health workers who had direct contact with Ebola patients should be based on science, nor fear. The White House was commenting on the case of a nurse in Maine, who is defying a mandatory 21-day q
Voice of America | 6 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Remains of Deceased Zambia Leader to Arrive Saturday The remains of Zambias deceased President Michael Sata are scheduled to arrive Saturday in the capital, Lusaka, as the government unveils funeral plans. The event is expected to attract foreign heads of state across Africa and beyond, according to informa
Voice of America | 6 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Iran, Turkey Rivalry Puts Focus on Kurds As differences over Syria and the Islamic State continue to deepen between Turkey and Iran, Kurds living across the Middle East are set to become pawns in the intensifying rivalry between these two regional powers. This week, former close allies Tehran an
Voice of America | 6 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend