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In Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Colorado and other states, children as young as 10 can be tried in court. In this "Conver...
01/07/2019
Should children as young as 12 be sent to juvenile detention?

In Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Colorado and other states, children as young as 10 can be tried in court. In this "Conversation starter", a doctoral student studying neuroscience at UCLA explains how time spent confined in juvenile facilities affects brain development and behavior.

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11/16/2018
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"The $12.1 million that U.S. taxpayers have already paid for the extra security DeVos receives would have paid for 1,968 Pell Grants for low-income college students for the upcoming school year or 268 new elementary teachers in Kansas."

Officials in Panama said they found radar and other military equipment, including parts believed to be missiles, on a No...
07/17/2013
Panamanian officials find Cuban weapons on North Korean ship

Officials in Panama said they found radar and other military equipment, including parts believed to be missiles, on a North Korean ship as it was sailing toward the Panama Canal earlier this week.

Cuba has claimed the parts as its own, calling them "obsolete defensive weapons” that it was sending to Pyongyang for repair.

Lindsey Graham thinks the U.S. should consider boycotting the Sochi Olympics over Edward Snowden. What do you think?
07/17/2013
US senator suggests possible Sochi Olympics boycott

Lindsey Graham thinks the U.S. should consider boycotting the Sochi Olympics over Edward Snowden. What do you think?

WASHINGTON (RIA Novosti) – A prominent United States senator says the U.S. should consider boycotting the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to fugitive former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

The plight of NSA contractor Edward Snowden highlights a partial reversal of roles between the U.S. and Russia, with Ame...
07/16/2013
Snowden case as reversal of US-Russia Cold War rights roles

The plight of NSA contractor Edward Snowden highlights a partial reversal of roles between the U.S. and Russia, with American whistleblowers now seeking political asylum in Russia, as opposed to Soviet dissidents formerly seeking refuge in the West.

VOR historian David Kerans discussed a series of concrete cases from the Cold War of the superpowers giving refuge to each other’s subjects—and the contrast with today—with Mark Kramer, program director of the Project on Cold War Studies at the Shelby and Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian...

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s lead attorney on Monday argued that his client did not violate an access restriction wh...
07/16/2013
Supporters, attorney call US prosecution of Manning overreaching

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s lead attorney on Monday argued that his client did not violate an access restriction when he used a program called WGet to download the classified documents he later gave to WikiLeaks because he had access anyway.

Rather, if anything, David Coombs told the court was a violation of the use restriction, which would involve a considerably softer penalty.

Why has it been so hot? Find out in our interview with a forensic meteorologist.
07/16/2013
Why is the Northeast baking in South Florida heat?

Why has it been so hot? Find out in our interview with a forensic meteorologist.

Host Kim Brown spoke with Howard Altschule, a forensic meterologist and president of Forensic Weather Consultants, to discuss the heat.

Asiana Airlines said it will sue KTVU-TV in Oakland, Calif., for broadcasting prank Asian names of the pilots on the ill...
07/16/2013
Asiana to sue local Oakland TV station over fake pilot names

Asiana Airlines said it will sue KTVU-TV in Oakland, Calif., for broadcasting prank Asian names of the pilots on the ill-fated Asiana jetliner that crashed landed at the San Francisco airport, killing three passengers and seriously injuring scores of others.

Host Ric Young talked with Bobby Calvan, chair of the National Media Watch Program at the Asian American Journalists Association, about how the prank names could have been broadcast without editorial oversight.

When the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, images of African Americans protesting for their rights and the respondin...
07/16/2013
What will be the impact of Voting Rights decision for Latinos?

When the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, images of African Americans protesting for their rights and the responding crackdowns by authorities covered front pages and spilled onto television screens across the country.

Civil rights activists faced arrests, water cannons and more all for the sake of equal protection under the law to cast their vote.

Snowden applied for temporary asylum today in Russia. Do you think Russian will grant him asylum? Tell us in our comment...
07/16/2013
Snowden applies for Russia asylum

Snowden applied for temporary asylum today in Russia. Do you think Russian will grant him asylum? Tell us in our comments section!

MOSCOW (AFP) - Fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden applied Tuesday for temporary asylum in Russia, ending three weeks of uncertainty after arriving from Hong Kong to escape the clutches of U.S. justice.

Egypt's public prosecutor on Sunday ordered the freezing of assets belonging to 14 top Islamists, as the U.S. dispatched...
07/15/2013
Egypt freezes assets of 14 top Islamists in Muslim Brotherhood party

Egypt's public prosecutor on Sunday ordered the freezing of assets belonging to 14 top Islamists, as the U.S. dispatched its first senior official to Cairo since president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

Under Secretary of State Bill Burns will visit Egypt from Sunday to Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said, adding he would "underscore U.S. support for the Egyptian people."

A new report published over the weekend called Israel responsible for a series of airstrikes that targeted Russian-made ...
07/15/2013
Did Israel use a Turkish base to launch strikes against Syria?

A new report published over the weekend called Israel responsible for a series of airstrikes that targeted Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles near the Syrian port city of Latakia earlier this month.

Host Ric Young spoke with Nikolai Surkov, an assistant professor at Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations and an expert on the Middle East, to discuss the story.

Thousands of demonstrators rallied in support of Trayvon Martin on Sunday in New York City, condemning the George Zimmer...
07/15/2013
Thousands in NYC condemn justice system after Zimmerman verdict

Thousands of demonstrators rallied in support of Trayvon Martin on Sunday in New York City, condemning the George Zimmerman verdict and denouncing the U.S. justice system.

Protesters marched from Union Square to Times Square and eventually to Harlem where several were arrested amid tensions. Police confirmed on Monday morning that at least seven people had been arrested in incidents related to the demonstrations

After a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday, t...
07/15/2013
California protests against Zimmerman verdict end in vandalism, arrests

After a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday, thousands across the country held demonstrations against the verdict throughout the weekend and into Monday morning.

Protests in California saw smashed windows, slashed car tires and vandalism with several arrests throughout the state, causing heightened police patrols in major cities.

A highway crash outside of Moscow on Saturday killed 18 people and injured dozens after a truck carrying gravel rammed i...
07/15/2013
Top Stories: Moscow bus crash kills 18; US protests Zimmerman verdict

A highway crash outside of Moscow on Saturday killed 18 people and injured dozens after a truck carrying gravel rammed into the side of a bus, splitting it into two.

Meanwhile, citizens in cities across the U.S. protested over the weekend the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.

It’s a standoff between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The stakes may be ...
07/12/2013
Filibuster fight another lover's spat between McConnell, Reid

It’s a standoff between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The stakes may be the future of the Senate’s ability to do anything, according to some Republican lawmakers such as Lamar Alexander.

Upset with Republicans holding hostage some of the president’s nominees, Reid is considering employing the "nuclear option," changing Senate rules so that they can confirm President Obama's nominees to federal agencies with a simple majority, rather than the supermajority currently necessary.

Human Rights Campaign released its annual report Wednesday detailing the treatment of LGBT individuals in hospitals acro...
07/12/2013
Treatment of LGBT in US hospitals improving, human rights report says

Human Rights Campaign released its annual report Wednesday detailing the treatment of LGBT individuals in hospitals across the country and recognizing the hospitals that have taken steps to become more LGBT inclusive.

More than 700 healthcare facilities across the country participated in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, representing a 153 percent increase from the year before. More than 450 of those facilities won the designation of “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

The pilots of the Asiana Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco appeared to be unaware the plane was flying too slowly...
07/12/2013
Asiana pilots appeared unaware of speed until too late

The pilots of the Asiana Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco appeared to be unaware the plane was flying too slowly until just seconds before the aircraft slammed into the ground.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chief Deborah Hersman said Thursday that analysis of cockpit voice recorders showed no talk of speed during the plane's doomed approach until it was 100 feet from the ground.

What's the future of the Senate immigration bill in the GOP-dominated House?
07/12/2013
House GOP promises to chart its own course on immigration reform

What's the future of the Senate immigration bill in the GOP-dominated House?

House GOP members held a closed-door meeting on late Wednesday afternoon to discuss the legislation and came out after swinging, saying it will not “take up the flawed immigration legislation rushed through the Senate.”

Russia on Thursday accused Western nations of using "naive" allegations of chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian govern...
07/12/2013
Russia attacks West over Syrian chemical arms

Russia on Thursday accused Western nations of using "naive" allegations of chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government to block a UN investigation into the use of the arms.

Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin angrily attacked Western members of the UN Security Council after it emerged that Moscow had blocked a draft resolution backing an investigation.

Irish lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly approved abortion for the first time in limited cases where the mother's life i...
07/12/2013
Ireland approves 'life-saving' abortions for first time

Irish lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly approved abortion for the first time in limited cases where the mother's life is at risk, in a vote that revealed deep divisions in the predominantly Catholic nation.

The change was prompted by the death last year of an Indian woman due to complications from her pregnancy, but more broadly ends years of uncertainty over the legal status of terminations in Ireland.

The defense is expected to give closing arguments on Friday after the prosecution rested in the George Zimmerman murder ...
07/12/2013
Top Stories: Zimmerman case enters final day, Russian politicians resigning to protect financial...

The defense is expected to give closing arguments on Friday after the prosecution rested in the George Zimmerman murder trial in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman is facing charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and several others in the fatal February 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

In Russia, lawmakers are resigning and getting out of politics in preparation for a new law that President Vladimir Putin signed in May that will forbid public officials from having bank accounts outside of the country.

We'll be updating this story throughout the day with the latest coverage from NYC: http://voicerussia.com/radio_broadcas...
10/29/2012
NYC Braces for Sandy

We'll be updating this story throughout the day with the latest coverage from NYC: http://voicerussia.com/radio_broadcast/61124198/92788976.html

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered evacuations for low elevation areas throughout New York City, such as Zone A, as well as a complete halt to the city’s subways and buses. The National Guard has also been deployed to help deal with the storm.

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