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USA - Coverage of the US including Congress, the White House and the Pentagon.

USA - Coverage of the US including Congress, the White House and the Pentagon.
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How A Dog Turned Lawyer's Life Upside Down and Helped Thousands

In 2009, Mirah Horowitz was an ambitious lawyer working in the US Senate. However, she felt lonely and decided to foster a dog. A black lab Sparkie became Horоwitz’s first rescue dog and seemed to effortlessly change her whole life. Liliya Anisimova has the story, narrated by Anna Rice.Camera: David…
15 Sep 2021 3 min

Priorities Are Shifting for US Job Seekers in COVID Era

Now that federal unemployment benefits have expired, unemployed Americans are being encouraged to apply for about 10 million job vacancies nationwide. But as VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias explains, concerns about the COVID-19 delta variant and low wages are prompting some to reassess their job-hunting priorities.Camera and producer: Verónica Balderas Iglesias 
14 Sep 2021 3 min

US Federal, State Funding Offers Training to Those Who Lost Jobs During Pandemic

As Americans continue to grapple with the economic downturn from the pandemic, state and city governments are providing funding to train job seekers in high-demand occupations. Some of that money comes from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act to train people in fields such as computers, data technology, construction,…
14 Sep 2021 3 min

US Secretary of State Defends US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan for the first time before a congressional panel Monday. Lawmakers, Republicans as well as several Democrats, criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the chaotic August withdrawal that ended the longest war in U.S. history. VOA’s congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson has more.Produced by: Katherine Gypson, Barry Unger 
14 Sep 2021 3 min

US Debates Biden Administration Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workplaces across the United States is facing pushback from some Republican lawmakers who say they will sue the administration. Michelle Quinn reports.Produced by: Mary Cieslak    
13 Sep 2021 2 min

Defense Secretary Says US Safer Today Than in 2001

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says the United States is safer now than it was 20 years ago. Speaking in an interview with Voice of America's Carla Babb on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, Austin said U.S. defense capabilities and strike abilities have “evolved” and “increased…
11 Sep 2021 8 min

As If He Knew: Prophetic Work of Sculptor Killed on 9/11

On September 11, 2001, sculptor Michael Richards was working in his studio in the World Trade Center when the plane hit the floor he was on and killed him. After one of his works was tracked down, many started to believe Richards foreshadowed his own death, because it was a…
10 Sep 2021 3 min

9/11 Survivor Recalls 'Scariest Day' Of His Life

On September 11, 2001, New Yorker John Simonian arrived at his spacious office on the 30th floor at the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Twenty years on, he recalls what turned out to be the scariest day of his life. Sona Hakobyan has the story, narrated by Anna Rice.Camera:…
10 Sep 2021 3 min

Biden Announces Sweeping Vaccine Mandates, More Steps to Fight COVID

As the United States continues to deal with the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant, President Joe Biden announced new sweeping vaccine mandates as part of a multipronged push to end the pandemic. White House Bureau Chief Patsy Widakuswara has this report. Producer: Mary Cieslak 
9 Sep 2021 2 min

Return Home 'Complicated' for Last Soldiers Deployed in Afghan War

Soldiers from 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, were among the first to deploy to Afghanistan in 2001, and the unit is now among the last to return after the withdrawal. Our Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb was there for the troops' long-awaited return.Camera: Saqib Ul Islam   
9 Sep 2021 2 min

Better Tourniquets Mean More Lives Saved

It's been 20 years since terrorists rammed passenger planes into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington. The wars that followed in Afghanistan and Iraq were wars in which medical advances saved more lives than in any other war. VOA's Carol Pearson tells us about one of…
8 Sep 2021 2 min

Flight 93 Crash Site Rapidly Developed from Mine to 9/11 Memorial

An abandoned strip mine near Shanksville, Pennsylvania is now home to the largest memorial related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh, who reported from the crash site of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 and the days afterwards, reports on how the location has transformed in the last…
7 Sep 2021 3 min

20 Years Later, Arlington Firefighter Reflects on 9/11

In 2001, Justin Tirelli, a fire and emergency medical services captain at the Arlington County Fire Department in Virginia, had been on the job only a few months. On September 11, he was called to work after a plane crashed into the Pentagon. Iacopo Luzi talked to the emergency responder.
6 Sep 2021 2 min

New York City Family Remembers a 9/11 Hero

New York City firefighter Thomas Alioto spent months helping search for victim remains at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He died in December 2019 from а 9/11-related illness. Nina Vishneva met with Alioto’s wife and three daughters to talk about his heroism. Anna Rice narrates her story.Camera: Alexander…
5 Sep 2021 5 min

Biden to Visit NY and NJ; Survey Hurricane Ida Damage

President Joe Biden is set to travel this week to New York and New Jersey to survey the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The system made landfall in Louisiana last Sunday but worked its way up the East Coast, causing tornadoes, fatalities, and leaving millions without electricity…
5 Sep 2021 2 min

What Does 9/11 Mean to Young New Yorkers?

They were too young to remember the 9/11 attacks or were born in the years after, but they all grew up in a city coping with the aftermath. What does 9/11 mean to New York City’s young adults and teenagers? Tina Trinh explores. Producer: Tina Trinh
4 Sep 2021 2 min

Trials Begin at Guantanamo for Suspects Detained 18 Years Earlier  

Twenty years since the attacks of September 11, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, which at its peak held almost 800 terror suspects, is now home to fewer than 40 detainees. Some are only now being brought to trial, as VOA's Yuni Salim explains in this report narrated by Nova Poerwadi…
3 Sep 2021 2 min
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