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Hobbyist Compiles Rare and Expensive Hot Wheels Collection 

Turning collectibles into a museum is something few people get a chance to do. But for one 'Hot Wheels' collector near Washington, DC, he's turned a childhood passion into a grownup hobby he can share with others. VOA’s Ronan Zakaria has the details.Camera: Alam Burhanan, Irfan Ihsan, Ronan Zakaria
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Tom McCarthy's Drama 'Stillwater' Causes Controversy

“Stillwater” is a drama involving an American father who travels to Marseilles, France, to help exonerate his daughter of murder. Amanda Knox, who faced the same fate in real life in Italy, has criticized filmmaker Tom McCarthy for tailoring the story of her wrongful murder conviction in Perugia, Italy, “too closely and inaccurately” to the film’s plot. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker told VOA his film is not about Knox, but about a father-daughter relationship. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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Army Veteran Uses Photography to Reframe the Black Experience

For World Photography Day, VOA’s Jesusemen Oni speaks with American photojournalist Vanessa Charlot, who is being honored for her iconic images of what it means to be Black during the pandemic and protests over racial injustice in the U.S. Here is her report.Producer: Rob Raffaele  
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Preserving, Reviving Hawaiian-Language Press 

Hawaii had a thriving native-language press through the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Now there is an effort underway to preserve and renew Hawaiian-language journalism, as VOA’s Mike O'Sullivan reports from Honolulu Camera: Mike O’Sullivan 
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Virtual Museum Highlights Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh

Known for his extraordinary, eye-catching colorful images, Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous 19th-century painters. Now, large-scale copies of his artwork can be viewed through digital technology at two exhibits traveling around the world. VOA’s Deborah Block takes us to one of them in Washington.
Camera: Mike Burke      Producer: Deborah Block
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 Virginia Festival Brings People Together Despite Delta Variant Surge 

Despite rising infections from COVID-19's delta variant, Americans are gathering together at sporting events in large stadiums and summer festivals.   Saqib Ul Islam takes us to the Around the World Cultural Food Festival in Alexandria, Virginia, where thousands celebrated the summer and international culture.  Camera:  Saqib Ul Islam    Produced by:   Saqib Ul Islam  
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New Yorker Turns Farm into Amusement Park Amid Pandemic

Marc Weiss, a farmer in Long Island, New York, was on the verge of bankruptcy because of the coronavirus pandemic. But instead of shutting his farm down, Weiss turned his land into something amazing. Maxim Avloshenko has the story, narrated by Anna Rice.  Camera: Max Avloshenko     
 
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China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy Traces Its Aggressive Tone to Film Franchise

China’s “wolf warrior” diplomacy represents China as an aggressive, rising superpower. The name is inspired by the Chinese blockbuster Wolf Warrior film franchise, whose first film debuted in 2015. VOA’s Penelope Poulou spoke with experts on film and Chinese diplomacy about the franchise, its Hollywood influence and its phenomenal appeal with Chinese audiences.
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Storytelling Celebrated at Virtual Summer Literary Festival

This year's 1455 Summer Literary Festival — an annual free 3-day virtual program sponsored by a group of universities in Virginia — featured over 200 authors, poets, and creative artists sharing their insights into the art of storytelling. Maxim Moskalkov has the story. Camera: Mike Maisuradze   
 

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