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Rebuilding New Orleans' Music Scene Ten years after Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans, threatening to wash away its vibrant musical heritage along with its neighborhoods, the beat goes on. A project called Musicians' Village is helping to preserve the city's unique sound. VOA's Bronwy
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Texas Prosecutors Charge Suspect in Deputy's 'Assassination' Prosecutors in the southern U.S. city of Houston, Texas, have charged a 30-year-old suspect with capital murder in connection with the ambush killing of a sheriff's deputy shot from behind as he fueled his vehicle. Police said Saturday that no clear motiv
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Anti-Government Protesters Pour Into Downtown Beirut Tens of thousands of protesters filled Martyrs' Square in central Beirut on Saturday, demanding the reform of a political system seen by many as corrupt and self-serving. It was the largest yet in a series of demonstrations and was accompanied by smaller
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Austrian Police Save 3 Ailing Children in New Migrant Truck Incident Austrian police said Saturday that they rescued three children suffering from severe dehydration who were close to death in a van in Austria, along with 23 other migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The incident occurred Friday, a day after th
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Presidential Hopefuls Keep Busy Weekend Schedule U.S. presidential candidates have scheduled meetings this weekend with groups supporting their respective parties. Democratic hopefuls are in Minnesota to address the Democratic National Committee's annual summer meeting. Republican candidates are taking
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38 Girls, Young Women Killed in Swaziland Crash At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to a famous traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said on Saturday. About 20 others were injured when the truck they were in collided with another vehicle on Friday, the
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Africa 54 Africa 54 provides special coverage of President Obama's trip to Kenya
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Eaton of US Breaks Decathlon Record in Beijing Ashley Eaton of the United States broke his own record in the decathlon at the 2015 world championships in Beijing Saturday. Eaton, the Olympic champion in the event, finished with 9,045 points after running 4 minutes, 17.52 seconds in the 1,500 meters ra
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Rice in Islamabad for Talks With Sharif The U.S. national security adviser, Susan Rice, has arrived in Islamabad on an unscheduled visit for talks with senior Pakistani government and military officials, Pakistani officials who asked not to be identified told VOA that Rice will meet with Prime
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Implementation of S. Sudan Peace Agreement Begins The first phase of South Sudans peace agreement signed between the government and the rebels to end the 20-month conflict goes into effect Saturday. Ateny Wek Ateny, spokesman for President Salva Kiir, says the administration in Juba is committed to the f
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