Trump Proposes Banning Devices that Make Some Guns More Lethal

VOA Steve Herman After recommending a ban on devices that can make firearms more lethal and calling for stronger background checks on gun buyers, U.S. President Donald Trump is hosting a "listening session" Wednesday at the White House with
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Trump Denounces Women Who Accused Him of Sex Abuse

VOA U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday denounced Rachel Crooks, one of 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, and the Washington Post, for publishing an article about her allegations. The Post story offers her detailed account of how Trump allegedly forcibly kissed the then 22-year-old on January 11, 2006 while the two were (more...)

Suspect in ‘Horrific’ Florida High School Shooting Ordered Held Without Bond

VOA The troubled 19-year-old man accused of the latest mass shooting in the United States was ordered held without bond Thursday during a brief court appearance. Nikolas Cruz, charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, appeared in a Florida court, his hands shackled at the waist and wearing an orange jailhouse jumpsuit. (more...)

President Trump Projects U.S. Strength At Home And Abroad

By Christopher Connell President Trump delivered a strong message to his country and the world in his State of the Union address on January 30, saying that as Americans regain strength and confidence at home, “we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.” From fair trade to fighting ISIS to preventing (more...)

The President’s State of the Union Speech: Why It Matters

By ShareAmerica Millions of people around the world are expected to tune in to catch President Trump’s State of the Union address on January 30. The speech to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity for the president to review the past year’s accomplishments and preview his agenda for the coming (more...)

The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

By Mark Trainer In the U.S, and other nations, memorials stand as continual reminders of the horror of the Holocaust and the importance of confronting the evils that brought it about. The United Nations designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “This (more...)

US Senate Paves Way to End Partial Government Shutdown

VOA Michael Bowman The U.S. Senate advanced a stop-gap funding bill on Monday that paves the way to reopen the federal government three days into a partial shutdown that was triggered in part by a partisan brawl over immigration. Thirty-three Democrats joined 48 Republicans to end debate in the 100-member chamber on a (more...)

Farewell: Americans We Lost in 2017

By Lauren Monsen Over the past year, Americans said goodbye to many talented people. Here are 10 who died in 2017, all of whom lived remarkable lives. Music legend Tom Petty, a prolific writer of chart-topping songs since the late 1970s, led his band the Heartbreakers for decades and co-founded the 1980s supergroup (more...)

2017’s Memorable Moments

By Christopher Connell 2017 was a momentous year. Americans celebrated the inauguration of the 45th president, Donald Trump, and gazed skyward at an awe-inspiring solar eclipse as well as the rising of a “supermoon.” They responded with kindness and determination to help those who lost homes in Hurricane Harvey, the California wildfires (more...)

How Iran Protests Play into Middle East Power Struggles

 "Part of me is feeling hope," said Arash Azizi, a New York University researcher, far from his home in Iran. "We see the rising up of the downtrodden." "But I am even more worried than hopeful," he added. More than 20 people have been killed and 450 arrested since a
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What Is The Jerusalem Embassy Act? And What’s Next For the U.S. Embassy?

By ShareAmerica When President Trump announced December 6 that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he also directed the U.S. State Department to begin preparations to move the U.S Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Specifically, the president cited a (more...)

President Trump: ‘Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital’

By ShareAmerica President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In his speech from the White House, Trump noted that 70 years ago President Truman recognized the state of Israel and said that Jerusalem is the seat of the modern Israeli government, the home of the Knesset as well as (more...)

3 Сases That Show What Free Speech Means

By Mark Trainer Freedom of speech means a lot to Americans. A study found an overwhelming majority of people in the U.S. think people should be able to speak their minds — without government interference — (more...)

Mafia’s Capo di Capi Dead

VOA Sicily’s Mafia boss of bosses is dead. The former capo of the Cosa Nostra, Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, died in prison in the northern Italian town of Parma at the age of 87 after a long fight with cancer and heart disease — a far (more...)

Russia’s Hallowed October Revolution Now Seen as a ‘Communist Coup’

VOA Daniel Schearf For decades, the Soviet Union celebrated the October Revolution, which brought the communist Bolsheviks to power in Russia. Nowadays, there's much less celebration. The October Revolution, which took place in November 1917 under the modern Gregorian calendar, led to the rise of the Soviet Union and created the world's first communist (more...)

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