Elections Make Americans Google ‘Moving to Canada’ (They Won’t)

VOA Chris Hannas It is 2016, a presidential election year in the United States, and that means it’s time for Americans to research about and threaten to move to Canada. Whether it’s a Democrat or Republican in the White House seeking another term,
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Clinton, Trump Win Big on Super Tuesday

VOA News Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have strengthened their grips on their parties' presidential nominations, racking up wins in key states on Super Tuesday, the primary season's most important day of voting. Former Secretary of State Clinton won Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, Texas and Massachusetts. Her rival, the (more...)

6 Dead in Michigan Mass Shooting

VOA News Authorities say they have detained a suspect in a deadly shooting spree that left six people dead and two others wounded in the northern U.S. state of Michigan. Police early Sunday arrested 45-year-old Jason Dalton, a driver for the ride hail company Uber. Officials say he has no known criminal (more...)

US East Coast Shaking Off Massive Storm’s Effects

VOA News The U.S. government was closed Monday, and children in Washington, DC, got the day off from school, giving the city a chance to dig out and clean up from the record-breaking winter storm. Many Washington streets and highways were still snow-covered as the sun came up. The day off for (more...)

Britain Under Pressure to Punish Putin Over Litvinenko Poisoning

VOA Luis Ramirez Calls grew Friday for the government of British Prime Minister David Cameron to penalize Russia following the release Thursday of the results of a public inquiry on the 2006 murder of dissident Alexander Litvinenko. The exiled former Russian spy died after meeting two Russian agents at a London hotel and (more...)

US East Coast Prepares for Major Snowstorm

VOA News Residents of the eastern United States are preparing for a major storm that threatens to dump as much as 60 centimeters of snow on Washington, D.C., the capital. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser Thursday declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected blizzard and issued a snow emergency that is (more...)

US Senate to Vote on Syrian, Iraqi Refugees

VOA Michael Bowman The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a test vote later Wednesday on whether to severely restrict America's acceptance of refugees from Syria and Iraq, because of continuing fears that the Islamic State group and other terrorist infiltrators could be among the millions who have fled horrific violence and (more...)

Civil Rights Activists Blast Michigan City Water Crisis

VOA News U.S. civil rights activists descended Sunday on the midwestern city of Flint, Michigan, describing its drinking water contamination crisis as "a disaster, not just an emergency." Longtime rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, led a delegation of activists, addressing a crowd of concerned and angered citizens packed into a local (more...)

‘Optimistic’ Obama to Highlight Vision for US in State of Union

VOA Aru Pande For the seventh and final time of his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before Congress and the American public to lay out his vision not only for his remaining months in office, but for the future of the United States. “Not just the remarkable progress we have made, not just (more...)

Actor Sean Pen Interviewed Mexican Drug Lord for ‘Rolling Stone’

VOA News U.S. actor Sean Penn met with legendary Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Mexico, months before his capture, for an interview posted on Rolling Stone magazine's website late Saturday, a day after Guzman was captured by Mexican authorities. Guzman "proudly" volunteers to Penn "I supply more heroin, (more...)

Analysts: Oregon Protesters Influenced by Extremist Militia Ideology

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The protesters occupying a U.S. national wildlife refuge in Oregon State are a diverse group with divergent concerns, say analysts, but they have been influenced by the extremist militia movement, which looks forward to a war with the federal government.
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Officials Spell Out K-1 Visa Guidelines, Following Attack

VOA Pamela Dockins STATE DEPARTMENT— Senior U.S. administration officials have shed more light on the K-1 visa application process, which has come under scrutiny following this month’s mass shooting in California. In a background briefing Thursday, the officials said a review of the multi-agency program is under way and working groups have been established (more...)

Kerry to Focus on Syria, Ukraine During Russia Trip

VOA Pamela Dockins U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will use a visit to Russia to frame the next meeting of the International Syria Support Group, which is expected to take place Friday in New York, a senior State Department official said. The official said Kerry also will discuss efforts to get full (more...)

US Investigators Focus on Friend of California Shooter

VOA Ken Bredemeier U.S. investigators probing last week's deadly massacre in California are now intensely focusing on the activities of Enrique Marquez, who they say supplied the assault-style weapons to the husband-and-wife attackers who killed 14 people and wounded another 21. Authorities say that the 24-year-old Marquez spent hours tinkering (more...)

FBI Chief: California Shooters Radicalized Long Before Attack

VOA Mike Richman The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the two shooters in last week's California massacre were radicalized before they met online and started discussing jihad and martyrdom about two years ago. The head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says the two shooters in last week's (more...)

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