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Trump Administration Rethinks Foreign Aid With Eye Toward China

A gleaming new $3.2 billion railway cuts in half the travel time from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to the coast. Major investments in transportation, energy and maritime infrastructure are turning Pakistan into a major economic corridor. A new industrial zone in Thailand boasts solar, rubber and industrial manufacturing plants and is slated to host ...

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Ex-USA Gymnastics President Indicted in Texas

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district attorney’s office in Huntsville, Texas, said ...

Man charged with stealing Houston police car and trying to carjack news van

Alex Allen Jenkins was identified as the man who allegedly stole a police car after trying to carjack a TV news van on Monday — his 29th birthday. /
Dave Chappelle defends his friendship with Kanye West: ‘That’s my brother. I love him. I support him’

In an interview with Van Jones, comedian Dave Chappelle retracted his previous statements about giving President Donald Trump a second chance and ...

Man tries to carjack Houston news van then steals police car

When two police officers showed up, the carjacker pushed one of them down, dragged the other one out of the car and drove off with their cruiser, ...

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Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

The incident at one of Germany's biggest transport hubs ends with the injured attacker in custody.

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last month in the remote tundra outside of Kotzebue, a northwest Alaska town that has been home to the ... /
Chicago police officer convicted of killing Laquan McDonald moved from Chicago jail for safety reasons

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, ...

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A Venezuelan Dissident Dies in Custody, and Questions Emerge

The U.N. joined the U.S. and Spain in questioning the death of opposition activist Fernando Albán, who authorities say fell from a 10th floor window. /
Teacher accused of calling Black student n-word and hitting him with a clipboard

A substitute teacher in Portland is being accused of abusing a student by hitting him upside the head with a clipboard and calling him the n-word. ... /
AP Investigation: Deported parents can lose custody of kids

hundreds of children remain in detention, shelters or foster care and U.S. officials say more than 200 are not eligible for reunification or ...

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US Student Detained in Israel for Alleged Boycott Support

Israel has held an American graduate student in detention at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with ...

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New York limousine ploughs into crowd

All 18 people in the vehicle died along with two pedestrians.

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VOA Interview: Hayvi Bouzo of Orient TV

VOA's Greta Van Susteren interviews Hayvi Bouzo, Washington bureau chief of Orient TV, on the ground during a high-level week at the United Nations General Assembly. Hayvi, who is Kurdish-Syrian, tells us about her experiences attempting to cover the news in Syria and how she had to flee the country shortly after the revolution. She also gives us ...

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VOA Interview: Pantho Rahaman, Channel i TV

VOA's Greta Van Susteren interviews Pantho Rahaman, who traveled to the U.S. from Bangladesh to cover the United Nations General Assembly's high-level week. Pantho and Greta go in-depth on the impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis on Bangladesh, the ...

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Utah Vet Charged in Ricin Threat Against Trump, Mattis

A U.S. Navy veteran from Utah was charged Friday with threatening President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis, the FBI director and an ...

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Sheriff: Veteran Ambushed Officers Coming to Question Adult Son

The decorated 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers had set an ambush for investigators ... /
BREAKING NEWS: Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke found GUILTY in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty for the 2014 shooting death of Laquan Mcdonald. Van Dyke shot the 17-year-old 16 times and continued to fire his weapon even as the teenager was on the ground motion-less. None of the other officers on the scene opened fire. The jury began deliberating yesterday afternoon. They ...

Verdict reached in trial of white Chicago officer who fatally shot black teen

The 17-year-old was killed four years ago when Officer Van Dyke shot him 16 times.

Chicago braces for Van Dyke verdict in very different ways

"Hell yeah we’re all thinking about it, and I’m worried it might send some people over the edge," said one resident from Chicago's West Side.

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South Carolina: Police shooting suspect is disabled war veteran

A 74-year-old man remains in custody after an officer was killed and six more injured.

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Pentagon quarantine 'sparked by castor seeds' not ricin poison

A suspect is in custody after the suspicious letters were sent to the White House and Pentagon.

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7 Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, in South Carolina; Suspect in Custody

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired ...

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Melania Trump Forges Ahead as First Lady With Africa Trip

First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, ...

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A Year After Shooting, Memories and Changes for Las Vegas

The drone hovered like a vulture from the ceiling, a drone catching cage ready to trap it. Nearby, an enormous concrete ball was painted white with red stitches to resemble a baseball, thereby masking its real purpose as a barrier to stop heavy trucks from plowing into crowds or buildings. These high tech security measures were part of hundreds of ...

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2 Police Officers Fatally Shot in Mississippi

Two police officers were shot to death Saturday morning in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect. The officers were responding to calls of gunfire at a house in the city of Brookhaven and were "mortally wounded" when the shooting broke out, according to Warren Strain of the Mississippi Department of ...

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150 Immigrants Arrested by US Agents in Southern California

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has arrested 150 immigrants across Southern California this week in an operation targeting public safety threats. The agency says approximately 90 percent of those apprehended Sunday through Tuesday ...

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