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    VOA news 2019-05-22

    This is VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton. U.S. defense officials held a closed-door session with members of Congress Tuesday to brief them on the latest tensions with Iran. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said steps taken to bolster U.S. defenses in the Persian Gulf have dete...

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    BBC news 2019-05-22

    BBC news. There has been a negative response to a speech by the British prime minister Theresa May on Brexit. She offered members of parliament what she call one last chance to deliver Brexit by approving her EU withdraw deal. Mrs.May presented a series of concessions, including giving MP'...

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    CNN news 2019-05-22

    Cuba is where we start today's show; the nation is facing a food shortage that's being influenced by events abroad. If you already knew how to spell bourrée, drahthaar, and aalii, you'll have no problem with our second story. And we're exploring the growing market for plant-based meat alternative...

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    VOA news 2019-05-21

    This is VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton. The city of Chicago has a new mayor who is breaking ground in a number of ways. Lori Lightfoot is Chicago's first black, female leader as well as its first openly gay one. She has pledged to institute police reform and fight the city's high rate of ...

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    CNN news 2019-05-21

    In what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis, some of the aid that's been sent to Yemen is missing -- and there are indications it's being used as a sort of weapon. After a bit of ingredient trivia, we're reporting on a study that contrasts the dietary effects of ultra...

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    BBC news 2019-05-21

    BBC news. The Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked president Alexander Von der Bellen to sack the interior minister Hurbert Kickl. Mr.Kickl 's 4 ministerial colleagues of the far-right freedom party have stepped down in solidarity. It follows the video scandal that led the resignat...

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    VOA news 2019-05-20

    This is VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton. U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed Congressman Justin Amash as "a total lightweight" after the Michigan lawmaker became the first Republican to call for Trump's impeachment. Amash echoing numerous Democratic lawmakers claimed for Trump e...

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    BBC news 2019-05-20

    BBC news. Google says it's cutting off Huawei from using some of its mobile services in what’s been seen as a series blow to the Chinese mobile phone giant. The block means that Huawei would lose Google's technical support and its new smart phones could not provide consumers with popular G...

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    CNN news 2019-05-20

    Two rival countries on opposite sides of the world have been ramping up rhetoric against each other, but both are saying there will be no war. Today's show gets you up to speed on the tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Also featured: the dynamic challenges facing American grocery chains, the adv...

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    VOA news 2019-05-19

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd. Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed a snap election after Vice Chancellor and longtime far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache stepped down Saturday. As Reuters Mia Womersley reports, Strache was caught on video allegedly offering lucrativ...