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Dorian ‘Extremely Dangerous’ As It Nears Bahamas, Florida

By VOA News Hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into "a major hurricane later today," the National Hurricane Center said ; "Dorian is likely to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane while it moves near the northwestern Bahamas and approaches the Florida peninsula through the weekend," the center ; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to the media as Hurricane Dorian approaches the state, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Aug. 29, 2019. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the entire state, paving the way for the deployment of National Guard troops if necessary and the provision…
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US-China Trade War Is Good News for Some Countries

VOA News By Elizabeth Lee FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF. - As with any war, there are winners and losers. That is also the case with the trade war. As the two countries battle, companies affected by high tariffs are looking to manufacture their products elsewhere, and businesses outside of the and China are seeing economic booms. Two factories in Vietnam currently make electric bicycles for Pedego, an American company based in Fountain Valley, California. Eighty percent of Pedego’s bike parts used to be from China, but not anymore. “Now, we’re probably 70% in Vietnam, and 30% in Taiwan,” said Don DiCostanzo,…
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Democratic Frontrunner Biden’s Verbal Gaffes Mounting

VOA News/By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden is the leading Democratic presidential contender among two dozen candidates looking to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, but Biden is proving to be unchallenged at committing verbal gaffes on the campaign trail. Biden, with four decades on the American political scene, has long been afflicted with jumbling his public pronouncements into word salads that leave listeners guessing as to their meaning and political opponents quick to attack the 76-year-old politician. The latest instances have come in the Midwest farm state of Iowa, where many of…
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New Puerto Rico Gov Suspends Contract to Rebuild Power Grid

Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez is accompanied by her husband Judge Jorge Diaz during her swearing in ceremony as Puerto Rico's new governor, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. VOA News/AP Associated Press SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - In one of her first moves as Puerto Rico's new governor, Wanda Vazquez announced late Sunday that she is suspending a pending $450,000 contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority, which is more than $9 billion in debt, had been expected…
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Nueva York: Reciben por todo lo alto a Equipo femenino de fútbol de EE.UU

Integrantes del equipo femenino de fútbol de incluyendo Megan Rapinoe, (al fondo a la izquierda), y Alex Morgan, (en el fondo a la derecha) se desplazan en una carroza durante un desfile en la ciudad de Nueva York el miércoles, 10 de julio de 2019. Voz de América El equipo nacional de fútbol femenino de Estados Unidos que acaba de ganar el Campeonato Mundial de FIFA en Francia, llegó a Broadway el miércoles, animado por miles de personas y bañado en confeti. El equipo, que derrotó a Holanda por 2-0, el domingo en la final de la Copa Mundial Femenina…
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US Mass Shootings Stoke Issues of White Supremacism and Gun Control

VOA News/ By Rob Garver WASHINGTON - A pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the Saturday and Sunday have dragged two of the most divisive issues in American politics -- the rise of violent white supremacism and gun control -- to the forefront of public conversation as politicians across the ideological spectrum are preparing for what is expected to be an extremely contentious 2020 election campaign. The two shootings, which left 29 people dead and at least 53 more wounded, combine to create a clear political crisis for the Trump administration and its allies in Congress. The first…
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Trump Remained Out of Sight for Hours After Mass Shootings

VOA News/By Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY — As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, sending out tweets of support awkwardly mixed in with those promoting a celebrity fight and attacking his political foes. Americans did not get a glimpse of the president in the immediate aftermath of a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed at least 20 people and, hours later, one in Dayton, Ohio, that claimed at least nine lives. Not until…
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Three Dead in California Garlic Festival Shooting

Among the victims is a 6-year-old boy, who was identified as Steven Romero by family members. By VOA News Authorities in the western state of California say a shooter killed at least three people Sunday afternoon at a garlic festival. The attack happened in the city of Gilroy, where police say the shooter was armed with a ; Another 15 people were injured, but it was not clear whether they were shot. There were officers present at the festival, and Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said they quickly engaged the suspect and shot him dead. Smithee told reporters at a late…
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Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

VOA News/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, ;The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But the effort, which Facebook is launching with partners including PayPal, Uber, Spotify, Visa and Mastercard, could also complicate matters for the beleaguered social network. Facebook is currently under federal investigation over its privacy practices, and along with other…
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Over 16 Tons of Cocaine Intercepted at Philadelphia Port

VOA News/Associated Press authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American ; The attorney's office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying law enforcement agents seized about tons (15 metric tons) of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Members of the crew were arrested and face federal charges. The drug seizure is the latest in a series of large cocaine busts along the East Coast. In a March bust in Philadelphia, drug…
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