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FBI Searches Trump's Florida Home - August 12, 2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Cindy Saine and Steve Redisch about the FBI's court-authorized search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Senate Democrats passing the historic Inflation Reduction Act, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Africa, and much more.
China-Taiwan-US - August 05, 2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Moment Magazine contributor Dan Raviv about China's retaliatory military exercises against Taiwan for hosting a visit by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden's second executive order for abortion rights, and more.
State of the US Economy - July 30, 2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Anita Powell and Steve Redisch on the latest efforts by President Joe Biden, lawmakers, and the Federal Reserve to combat soaring inflation in the U.S., and more.
Russian-Iranian-Turkish Leaders Meet in Tehran - July 22, 2022
Kim Lewis talks with Linda Feldmann of the Christian Science Monitor, and VOA's Steve Redisch about Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Tehran, President Biden's executive steps to combat climate change, and other stories topping the week.
Highlights of the Congressional Hearing on January 6th 2021 - July 15, 2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA's Cindy Saine and Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer about highlights from the latest public hearing of the House Select Committee's investigation of the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, the impact of surging inflation on Americans and the upcoming midterm elections.
Mass Shooting Near Chicago and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Steps Down - July 08, 2022
Kim Lewis talks with VOA Correspondents Katherine Gypson and White House Bureau Chief Patsy Widakuswara, about the latest mass shooting during a fourth of July parade near Chicago, reaction to the resignation of embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and more.
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