Politics

Ben Carson considera postularse como independiente

Voz de América - Redacción El precandidato republicano, Ben Carson estudia la posibilidad de separarse de su partido y postularse de manera independiente, luego que se difundieran rumores de que habrá una fuerte manipulación durante la convención nacional para elegir al candidato. Carson, uno de los aspirantes mejor posicionado en las encuestas después del controversial Donald Trump hizo referencia este viernes a un artículo publicado en The Washington Post, que asegura que la elección del candidato republicano estará negociada por los líderes de la convención nacional. "Este proceso es el desarrollado por nuestro partido", afirmó el neurocirujano retirado en un…
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Most in US Oppose Trump’s Call to Close Borders to Muslims

VOA News Nearly 60 percent of Americans oppose Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Fifty-seven percent of all adults surveyed disagreed with Trump's proposal, versus 25 percent who agreed. Among Republican Party members, however, Trump's proposal won 42 percent approval. By contrast, 75 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of independents – members of neither major political party – said they oppose Trump's call for a ban on all Muslim visitors. A separate Associated Press survey found 8-in-10 Republican voters think Trump is…
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Politics

Republican Candidate Carson Threatens to Leave Party

VOA News WASHINGTON, DC— presidential candidate Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party if there are signs that the nomination process is being manipulated. The retired neurosurgeon criticized party leaders following a published report that senior Republicans have privately met to discuss a "brokered convention." The two main parties select their presidential candidates through a state-by-state process in which voters choose their preferred candidates. But if at the end of the process no candidate has a majority, delegates to a nominating convention can engage in backroom deal-making. 'Will of the voters' "If this was the beginning of a…
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Featured

FBI Chief: California Shooters Radicalized Long Before Attack

The head of the 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. FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were radicalized "for quite a long time" before carrying the attack in San Bernardino, California. The couple married last year. Comey also said the two were inspired by foreign terrorist groups and described them as "homegrown violent extremists." "We’re working very hard to understand exactly their association and…
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Politics

Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Undermines US Security, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon warned on Tuesday against fueling the Islamic State's narrative of a war with Islam, in a swipe at rhetoric by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that has triggered outrage around the world. Trump, the Republican front-runner for the November 2016 presidential election, has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States. On Tuesday, he compared his plan to the World War II detainment of Japanese-Americans. Asked about Trump's remarks, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Muslims serve in the armed forces and that America's war strategy to combat IS hinged on support from Muslim countries. "Anything that bolsters ISIL's…
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14 Killed in California Shooting, Two Suspects Captured

VOA News Last updated on: December 02, 2015 The two suspects killed one man, one woman, were armed with assault rifles and handguns, dressed in "assault-style" clothing.   At least 14 people were killed and 17 others wounded on Wednesday when three gunmen burst into a handicapped training center in San Bernardino, California and started shooting. Hours later, police shot and wounded one suspect after spotting an SUV in which the gunmen escaped, and they captured at least one other. There are conflicting reports about whether the wounded suspect is dead. Television pictures showed the SUV with the windows shot out,…
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US News

Officials: Many Victims in California Shooting

Updated VOA News At least 14 victims dead and  14 injured  are reported at the press conference from a shooting at a handicapped training center in San Bernardino, California, an hour east of Los Angeles. There are fatalities, but it is not yet clear how many. The local sheriff's department says as many as three shooters may be involved. Police say officers are trying to determine if any active shooters are still on the scene. They are warning people to stay in place and keep away from the neighborhood. A police spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times  the suspects were heavily armed…
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US News

Zuckerberg Makes $45 Billion Charity Pledge to Baby Daughter

VOA News December 02, 2015 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan introduced their new baby daughter to the world Tuesday along with a $45 billion initiative to improve the lives of those in her generation and those that follow. Presented as a letter to Max, who was born last week, Zuckerberg and Chan said they will give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares during their lifetimes.  The focus at first will be on "personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities." "We believe all lives have value, and that includes the many more people…
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US News

Kerry: Iraq Briefed on US Plan to Strike at Heart of IS

Jeff Seldin Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the Iraqi government was briefed in advance of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that teams of special operators could be in Iraq in a matter of weeks. The “specialized expeditionary targeting force" will consist of approximately 200 special forces personnel, according to officials familiar with the plans aimed at striking the brain trust and nervous system of the Islamic State terror group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi praised his forces in a statement Tuesday, and said that while Iraq welcomes support from its international partners, it does not need foreign combat…
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Entertainment

Adele Dusts Bieber, One Direction on Billboard Chart

Reuters NEW YORK—Adele beat all comers on the 200 album charts on Monday with a record-breaking debut for "25," leaving other top acts like Justin Bieber and British boy band One Direction looking like also-rans. The British songstress sold million copies in the first week of release for "25," making it the biggest-selling album of 2015 and the only album to surpass 3 million sales in one week since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991, Nielsen Music said. Adele's success pushed Bieber's "Purpose" into second place, with 290,090 sales in its second week, while One Direction had to settle for third…
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