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Voting Rights Act Remembered, 50 Years Lateri
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26 January 2015
In March 1965, 600 people, led by U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., set out from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in a non-violent march for free and fair voting rights. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay interprets these events in her epic drama "Selma," VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video Voting Rights Act Remembered, 50 Years Later

In March 1965, 600 people, led by U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., set out from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in a non-violent march for free and fair voting rights. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay interprets these events in her epic drama "Selma," VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video Washington This Week វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​​សប្តាហ៍​នេះ

VOA Khmer SAPADA or វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​សប្តាហ៍​នេះ is a weekly television magazine show that combines interesting Cambodian news, the most important world and US news of the week, more interesting feature stories about social and economic issues in the US and the world, one American idiom for you to learn, and ending with trailers of the latest movies playing in theaters.
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Video As Viewership Drops, Obama Puts His Message on YouTube

Ratings reports show President Obama's State of the Union address this week drew the lowest number of viewers for this annual speech in 15 years.
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Photogallery Groups Call for Re-Investigation of Union Leader’s Murder

On the 11th anniversary of the murder of labor leader Chea Vichea, union and opposition members called on the Cambodian authorities to re-open their investigation and find the true killers. Chea Vichea, who had wide support among the nation’s workers at a turbulent time in the industry, was shot dead by two assailants on Jan. 22, 2004.
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Video Obama Address Focuses on Economic Rebound, Lifting the Middle Class

President Barack Obama took his arguments to the American public in his State of the Union address, focusing on a surging economy and his plans to strengthen the middle class.
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Video Land Victim Lawyer Seeks US Support on ICC Case

A petition filed at the International Criminal Court in October 2014 alleged that a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in Cambodia have involved in systematic illegal seizures of land from poor people.
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Video Exiled Myanmar Singer Still Not Able to Return Home

Myanmar, thousands of refugees have returned home in recent years, drawn by democratic changes, a growing economy and loosened restrictions on political freedoms. But not everyone is welcome.
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Video Jordan Community Radio Station Broadcasts to Syrian Refugees

The civil war in Syria has displaced more than nine million Syrians of which hundreds of thousands have fled to Jordan. A community radio station in Amman has begun addressing some of the needs of this growing refugee population.
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Video What Would Martin Luther King Say About Ferguson?

The third Monday in January is a federal holiday in the United States - Marking the birthday of renowned civil rights activist Martin Luther King.
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Video Terrorism Casts Shadow on Obama's Speech to Congress

President Barack Obama is preparing to deliver his annual State of the Union address at a time of heightened vigilance in Washington and beyond following terrorist attacks in France.
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Video What Would King Say About Brown, Garner Cases?

The third Monday in January is a federal holiday in the United States, marking the birthday of renowned civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. This year, the holiday has special meaning for many, after the events of recent months in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York. VOA's Anush Avetisyan has m
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Land Victim Lawyer Seeks US Support on ICC Casei
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21 January 2015
A petition filed at the International Criminal Court in October 2014 alleged that a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in Cambodia have involved in systematic illegal seizures of land from poor people. They committed various crimes as part of their campaign, which included murder, forcible transfer of populations, illegal imprisonment, persecution, and other inhumane acts, according to Richard Rogers of Global Diligence. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviewed Richard Rogers while he was in Washington DC last week to seek international support and explain to Cambodian diaspora community in the US about the case.

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