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
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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...)

IS Claim for NYC Attack Raises Questions

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Jeff Seldin

Key differences between Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the New York City truck attack and claims for previous terror attacks have caught the eye of counterterror officials, who are trying to determine what it might mean for the state of terror group. Most notably, they said, the (more...)

Trump Declares Public Health Emergency to Fight Opioid Crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday declared a nationwide public health emergency to address an escalating opioid crisis that killed 64,000 people last year, proclaiming “we cannot allow this to continue.” “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it,” Trump said to applause before an (more...)

U.S. Withdraws From UNESCO

By Lauren Monsen The United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) while seeking to establish a U.S. permanent observer mission to the organization. UNESCO is widely known as the U.N.’s cultural heritage agency because one of its functions is helping to secure the world’s cultural (more...)

Enjoy the Majesty of Fall: 10 Free Autumn Classics Trees or Five Crapemyrtle

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees or five free Crapemyrtle when you join the organization in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees. Everyone (more...)

Your Diversity Visa Questions Answered

The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program provides a limited number of visas each year for immigrants from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. The diversity visas are distributed among six geographic regions, and no single country may receive more than 7 percent of
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Comey Testifies Trump Pressed Him to Drop Investigation

The recently fired director of the FBI, James Comey, said on Capitol Hill Thursday that he believed U.S. President Donald Trump was trying to get him to drop an investigation of Trump's former national security adviser, and that White House officials spread "lies, plain and simple" to cover up the (more...)

Obamas Buy Washington Mansion for $8.1M

Former U.S. president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are putting down roots in Washington, at least for awhile, a short distance from the White House. Since he left office in January, the couple has been renting a Tudor-style mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of the U.S. capital, long (more...)

Marking Memorial Day, Trump Notes Ongoing Battle on Terror

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday paid tribute to "a new generation of American patriots" who, he said, "are fighting to win the battle against terrorism." They are "risking their lives to protect our citizens from an enemy that uses the murder of innocents to wage war on humanity itself," (more...)

A Visit To the Western Wall

By ShareAmerica President Donald J. Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, stood in front of the holy site and paused for a moment of reflection. “Words fail to capture the experience,” President Trump said. “It will leave an impression on me forever.” The Western Wall is (more...)

Britain Raises Terror Alert to Critical — the Highest Level

VOA Britain has raised its terrorism alert to critical -- the highest level -- and soldiers are being deployed to assist armed police, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday. May addressed the country one day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people (more...)

Blast in St. Petersburg Metro Kills 11, Injures Dozens

VOA Russian authorities have identified a suspect in Monday's deadly subway bombing in St. Petersburg, the Interfax news agency reports. Interfax says police believe it was a suicide bombing, and they identified the alleged bomber as a 23-year-old man from Central Asia. The news agency quotes police who say he carried the bomb (more...)

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