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    VOA news 2019-06-13

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd. A House committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress. As AP's Ben Thomas reports, that issue is a question in the 2020 census. "We have 24 yeas and 15 noes." With that, the Ho...

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    VOA news 2019-06-02

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd. Police in Virginia Beach, Virginia, are still searching for a motive for Friday's mass shooting in which a disgruntled city worker shot and killed 12 people and wounded four others at a city office building. Police Chief James Cervera identified the ass...

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    CNN news 2019-05-17

    Security, technology and politics factor into today's first story, which covers a U.S. executive order concerning telecommunications equipment. Security and privacy are issues surrounding a U.S. city's partial ban on facial recognition systems. And we return to technology for our third report, wh...

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    BBC news 2019-05-17

    BBC News with Jonathan Izard. President Trump has outlined plans to toughen border security and refocus the U.S. immigration system. He said younger, better-educated English-speaking workers who already have job offers in the United States should make up more than half of all legal immigra...

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    VOA news 2019-04-28

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd. One person was killed and three others injured when a gunman opened fire at a synagogue outside of San Diego, California, Saturday. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore says the man opened fire as congregates celebrating the last day of Passover. "A wh...

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    BBC news 2019-04-24

    BBC news with Jonathan Izard. The Sri Lankan president has promised major changes to military and security service after Sunday's suicide bombings. He also said he will take action against those who didn't share warnings about the attacks. Earlier, the prime minister lives were lost becaus...

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    VOA news 2019-04-06

    This is VOA news. I'm David Byrd in Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump visited the U.S. Border Patrol station in Calexico on California, a crossing point between the United States and Mexico Friday, saying the country cannot take any more migrants.. AP's Sagar Meghani has details. ...