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From left, Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill, July 29, 2015.

US Lawmakers Seek Details of Iran Nuke Inspection Regime

Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee vents frustration at top administration officials over Congress’ inability to review agreements between Tehran, International Atomic Energy Agency More

This handout picture taken on Oct. 21, 2012 by the Zimbabwe National Parks agency shows a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called "Cecil" which was allegedly killed by an American tourist on a hunt using a bow and arrow.

Zimbabweans Linked to Illegal Lion Hunt Appear in Court

Two Zimbabwean men, professional hunter and farm owner, appeared at Hwange magistrate's court to face poaching charges More

FILE - Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) guard the main gate of the Garissa University College, the scene of an April attack by al-Shabab gunmen.

Obama’s Visit to Kenya Spotlights Regional Security

In wake of deadly al-Shabab attacks in Kenya, both countries look to strengthen and expand joint security efforts More

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 22, 2015.

US Defense Chief Meets With Saudi King on Iran Nuclear Deal

Carter meets with King Salman as well as Saudi minister of defense; later, he tells reporters Salman will visit US in fall More

FILE - The Cuban Interests Section is seen in Washington, July 1, 2015

US Urged to Keep Focus on Human Rights in Iran, Cuba

Obama administration maintains restoring diplomatic relations with Havana will improve civil liberties, human rights - but says Iran deal limited to nuclear program More


US Observes Memorial Day to Honor War Dead

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  • President Barack Obama speaks to a visitor at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
  • A couple photograph themselves amongst a sea of flags on Boston Common in Boston, May 26, 2013.
  • Motorcyclists ride across the Memorial Bridge into Washington during the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" parade ahead of Monday's Memorial Day celebration, May 26, 2013.
  • A veteran takes photographs at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, May 26, 2013.
  • Jane Wick, left, and Mary Ann Chubirka wave flags while watching the College Point Memorial Day Parade in New York, May 26, 2013.
  • President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, May 27, 2013.
  • Faith Roesch, 6, participates in the the College Point Memorial Day Parade in New York, May 26, 2013.
  • A veteran visits Arlington National Cemetery during the Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 2013. (D. Manis/VOA)

Video Obama Speaks Out Against Religious Intolerance

President hosts Iftar dinner at White House, saying event is a reminder of 'the freedoms that bind us together as Americans'
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Biden: US, China Must Work Through Issues

While praising China for being 'partner' on many issues, from nuclear negotiations to climate change, vice president warns Beijing that world's seaways must remain open for trade
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US Hopes China Dialogue Improves Understanding

The recent hacking of millions of files from the OPM has helped make cybersecurity a major item on the agenda
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Nun Tirelessly Fights Human Trafficking

Internet is a major driver of human trafficking
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US, China to Establish Military Dialogue

U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno, Chinese Army General Fan Changlong attend signing ceremony
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Video Transgender Community Encouraged by Caitlyn Jenner Debut

Not first celebrity to transition from one gender to another in public eye, former Olympian lit up cyber universe by tweeting Vanity Fair cover photo
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Blues Legend B.B. King Dead at 89

One-time farmhand brought new fans to blues music and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals, soaring guitar
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How Effective Are US Rewards for Information on Terrorists?

Analysts have doubts, but US says that since '84, $125 million-plus has been paid to more than 80 people whose input helped jail terrorists or thwart their plans
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Audio Longshot Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton

Independent, and self-described socialist, from Vermont became latest entrant in 2016 US presidential race Thursday
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US, Japan Announce Historic Revision of Defense Cooperation Guidelines

Nations say new guidelines will be 'cornerstone for peace and security' in Asia-Pacific region while also serving as 'platform for a more stable international security environment'
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Multimedia Obama: 'No Excuse' for Riots in Baltimore

President addresses violence after nearly 200 people are arrested in rioting that began shortly after funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from injuries sustained while in police custody earlier this month
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White House to Use New Obama China During Abe Dinner

Michelle Obama's office says first lady chose what has been dubbed 'Kailua Blue' to distinguish her family's china from others used on more recent state services
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