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  1. The day after the mass shooting at a Texas high school in the small town of Santa Fe, the students who survived are living through the painful aftermath. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee spoke to a couple of them who decided that working is the best way to cope.
  2. Wild animal sounds were heard recently in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. But these were not the calls of escaped animals. They were the sounds of endangered animals serving as the animal world's ambassadors to commemorate "Endangered Species Day." Their presence in the Capitol was intended to encourage legislators to support efforts to protect endangered and rare animals. But as Veronica...
  3. As part of a wave of women's empowerment programs, the government of Pakistan's Punjab province is running a campaign called "Women on Wheels", a 2-year-old program that trains women to ride motorcycles as a way to raise awareness of gender-based violence and street harassment. VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports on the excitement and independence the campaign has brought to participants.
  4. Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or at Cannes on Saturday for Shoplifters, a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists. The award, to a director who has won prizes at the festival before, defied speculation that the Palme might go to a female director, with three strong contenders in a year when the Hollywood sex scandal was the talk of the...
  5. Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another victory Saturday, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness Stakes and keep alive the chance for trainer Bob Baffert’s second Triple Crown champion in four years. On a sloppy track similar to the conditions in the Kentucky Derby, Justify improved to 5-0 and will go to the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 9...
  6. Britain's Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, and American actress Meghan Markle married Saturday in a ceremony in Windsor, just outside London. "Walt Disney could not have dreamt up a a better princess than Meghan Markle," said Britain's Telegraph newspaper. Beneath cloudless skies, hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the historic town to catch a glimpse of...
  7. From the windswept Falkland Islands, battered by the South Atlantic and home to colonies of penguins, to the heat of Kenya, India and Australia, people around the world celebrated Britain's glittering royal wedding Saturday. The scenes of pageantry and romance in Windsor, where Prince Harry married his American bride Meghan Markle, were beamed to locations across continents where people...
  8. Guests of Prince Harry and his new wife, Meghan, were set to tuck into dishes including Scottish langoustines, grilled asparagus and rhubarb crumble tartlets at a lunchtime reception for the newlyweds. Some of the 600 or so guests arrived hours before the beginning of the ceremony at noon, and were likely to be eager to sample the sumptuous foods on offer. Canapes being served include...
  9. Millions around the world watch the union of British royalty and Hollywood glamour at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England.
  10. "Panda Beer," "Little General," "Flying Fist IPA," and "Mandarin Wheat" are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this week in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette of Chinese consumers and promoting sales of high-end brews. The 2018 Craft Beer of China Exhibition features breweries like Rasenburg Beer, Myth Monkey Brewing, Lazy Taps, Goose Island and Boxing Cat Brewery...