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Report: Media Freedom Never Been So Threatened Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday that globally media freedom has never been so threatened, as it released its annual press freedom index. The media rights group pointed in particular to democratic countries as places where press freedoms declined
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Hong Kong Arrests 2 Disqualified Lawmakers Over Oath Fracas Hong Kong police have arrested two disqualified pro-independence lawmakers over their attempts to barge into the legislature last year in a dispute over their oaths. Authorities arrested Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching on Wednesday morning. They were quest
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Suspect in Stockholm Truck Attack Released Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Wednesday that the man, arrested April 23 an
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Philippine Fight Against Muslim Rebels Gains Momentum Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is showing signs of gaining an upper hand in his 10-month fight against a violent, ISIS-sympathetic Muslim rebel group, which rattled the country this month with plans for an attack in a tourist zone far from their bas
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Arts Program in Poor Performing Schools Boosts Learning In some of the lowest performing elementary and middle schools in the U.S., students are learning in an unconventional way. I like to act and I like to sing and I like to dance, said 10-year-old Kayla Driakare, whose teachers at Florence Griffith Joyner E
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White House to Unveil Major Tax Reform Proposal President Donald Trump is tackling another major campaign promise: reforming the federal tax system. An administration plan to overhaul the tax code is expected Wednesday. As VOAs Michael Bowman reports, while nearly everyone supports the concept of simpl
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A Glimpse Inside the VR Hospital of the Future The future is full of virtual reality games, and applications. But one place where its utility is clearly going to have a positive impact is in the world of medicine. In London, the Virtual Reality Show is displaying some of the technologies that will cha
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Experts Discuss Danger from Space Debris Scientists meeting at the 7th European Conference on Space Debris, held in Darmstadt, Germany, say the density of space trash orbiting earth in some areas is so high that it may soon become dangerous to fly through it. VOAs George Putic reports.
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WWII Rescue of Jews in Balkans Is Lesson for Todays World An Albanian family now living in the U.S. was invited to Washington by a Jewish congregation to be honored for an act of bravery by one of its ancestors, who helped rescue Jews persecuted by Nazis during World War II. As Ilir Ikonomi reports, Jewish leade
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Swordsmith Carves His Own Style in Making Blades In upstate New York, John Lundemo is making a living by making high end swords. He carves each sword with a distinctive style of his own, a style he developed over the years. Inspiration for his creativity comes from different places. And as Faiza Elmasry
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