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Warren Violates Arcane Rule, Sparking Senate Dustup Sen. Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor. The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a three-decade-old letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow th
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 07:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Boom in Tourists Helping Stabilize China-Vietnam Relations China has emerged as the top single-country source of tourism for Vietnam over the past year, a status that could help broader relations hurt by a maritime dispute and historical distrust. The number of Chinese tourists to the neighboring Southeast Asian
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 06:40 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Supreme Court Likely Destination for Trump Travel Ban Case A U.S. federal appeals court expects to issue a ruling sometime this week on the government's request to end a temporary pause of President Donald Trump's travel ban. A lower federal court issued the temporary restraining order last week, saying the gover
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 06:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Lawmakers Propose Paid Family Leave for Workers in US Efforts to pay employees staying home to care for family in the United States got a boost on Tuesday with a legislative proposal that would benefit workers, especially women tending to children and aging parents. The United States stands alone among devel
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Factory Boss Says Fishing Technology Could Improve Controversial US Border Wall A manufacturing company says skills and technology it developed making lobster traps could help save money on U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Riverdale Mills' super-tough steel fence already g
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 05:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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China: US Should Brush up on' South China Sea History The United States needs to brush up on its history about the South China Sea, as World War II-related agreements mandated that all Chinese territories taken by Japan had to be returned to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Australia. China ha
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 04:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Some Relationship Advice: Get Off Your Phone Forget the chocolates, roses and jewelry. This Valentines Day (Feb. 14), perhaps the best gift we can give our significant other is our undivided attention. Unfortunately for many, its easier said than done. A recent international survey of more than 13,0
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 04:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tornadoes Touch Down, Wreak Havoc in Southern Louisiana The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday injured about 20 people, destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left about 10,000 customers without power, but no deaths were reported, the governor said. Gov. John Bel Edwa
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 03:40 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Hyperloops May One Day Make Traffic Jams a Thing of the Past Many urban areas in the U.S. experience large traffic jams that extend well beyond the usual rush hours. While rapid mass transportation has developed considerably in other parts of the world, such as Japan, China and Western Europe, the idea has not caug
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 03:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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ZeeMee App Helps Students Show Colleges a Personal Side The college application process is complex and stressful for many students. Colleges not only look for students who do well academically, but also pursue passions and interests outside of school. A new app now allows students to present themselves to coll
Voice of America | Feb 8, 2017 03:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend