US Veteran, Father of Veteran: Death of Soleimani Makes World Safer
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike earlier this month that killed the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani. ?Trump said Soleimani was "plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel." It was a move that lawmakers criticized as putting the U.S. at the brink of war. But some U.S. veterans of the Iraq War and their families share a different view. VOAs Elizabeth Lee has the details.
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 04:52
In this Sept. 18, 2016 photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard
The president said Soleimani was 'plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel'
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:05
President Trump Becomes First in History to Speak at March for Life
U.S. President Donald Trump became the first president ever to attend the annual March for Life rally, which is for the opponents of abortion. The event is held annually on or near the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. The presidents appearance before a friendly conservative crowd was especially notable because of what was taking place at the same time at the U.S. Capitol C his impeachment trial. VOAs Carolyn Presutti explains.
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 00:19
New Trump Administration Rules Target 'Birth Tourism'
The Trump administration announced Thursday new visa rules to stop what is known as birth tourism. The new guidelines state the U.S. can deny tourist visas to pregnant women if consular officers determine that the applicant is traveling to give birth in the United States, in order to secure the child U.S. citizenship. VOAs Ardita Dunellari has more from Washington.
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:27
President Donald Trump speaks at the "March for Life" rally, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, on the National Mall in Washington. (AP
The federal Health and Human Services Department said it is issuing a "notice of violation," giving California 30 days to comply with a federal law known as the Weldon amendment
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:36
Trump's  Lawyers Prepare to Mount Defense in Senate Impeachment Trial
Democrats have concluded three days of opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, setting the stage for the presidents lawyers to present their case in the days ahead. As VOAs Michael Bowman reports, House impeachment managers painstakingly argued for Trumps conviction and removal from office, but Senate Republicans, who control the chamber, are mostly united in their defense of the president.
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:56
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during the second day of the Senate impeachment trial of U.S
The U.S. Constitution commands the U.S. Senate be responsible for holding an impeachment trial. But it does not say anything about how the trial is to be conducted. While there are some rules that have been determined for this trial, much of its direction will be determined by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. VOA's Steve Redisch reports.
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:40
Indonesian Chief Security Minister Mohammad Mahfud MD gestures as he talks during an interview at his office in Jakarta,
Philip Jacobson, reporter for California-headquartered environmental news outlet?Mongabay, was detained December 17 in Borneo for?alleged visa violation
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:33
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gather in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Thousands of supporters of an
Demonstrators demand US military leave or be expelled at urging of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:05
Workers load goods for export onto a crane at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China June 7, 2019. Picture taken June 7
At World Economic Forum in Davos this week, he swept aside consensus plan to focus on climate change, instead bringing his own agenda?
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:10
This aerial photo taken from video provided by KTRK-TV shows damage to buildings after an explosion in Houston on Friday.
The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, which makes valves and provides thermal-spray coatings for equipment in various industries
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:21
FILE - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich, Dec. 18, 2019.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement Friday
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:08
U.S. Soldiers stand at a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020.
Military officials say half of injured troops have returned to duty in Iraq but rest are still being treated
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:45
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, walks to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington.
Elizabeth Warren says she has more than 1,000 campaign staffers in 31 states and 100-plus field offices, offering a show of organizational strength that will help her win the Democratic presidential nomination
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:30
President Donald Trump speaks during a tours as he reviews border wall prototypes, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in San Diego, as
The Trump administration has named Rodney Scott to head the US Border Patrol
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:11