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Dolly’s Cloned Relatives in Good Health
The cloned offspring of the first cloned animal are in good health after their eighth birthday, according to a new study. The four sheep, Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy, are the offspring of Dolly the sheep, who, 20 years ago, became the first cloned animal. At age eight, they are roughly the same age as a human between 60 and 70 years old. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from The University of Nottingham say the sheep are showing “no long-term detrimental... | 26-Jul-2016 23:24

Liberal Chinese Magazine's VP Blocked from Entering Offices
The vice president of Yanhuang Chunqiu, an influential liberal magazine in Beijing, showed up at the publication’s headquarters Tuesday and demanded that its government-backed occupants vacate the premises. The long-running reformist periodical recently announced it would cease publication after a slew of high-level sackings and imposition of new editorial leadership — part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s latest tightening of political control of news media and, more broadly, online... | 26-Jul-2016 23:20

Food Industry Opportunities Abound for Young People
We all have to eat, so the food industry will always have customers. For young people with ideas, it offers both entry-level jobs and prospects of making their own imprint on society. VOA's George Putic has the story. | 26-Jul-2016 22:47

US Muslims Urged to Engage in Political Process
As Muslim participants arrived in Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, they gathered on the sidelines along with Philadelphia’s Muslim American Host Committee and community leaders to discuss American Muslims’ participation in the election and political process. The delegates and community leaders strongly urged their fellow Muslims to actively participate in the country’s political life. Muslims in America make up only 1 percent of the national vote, but community... | 26-Jul-2016 22:25

Foreign, Domestic Media Under Fire in Turkey
The Turkish government has turned its attention to journalists in the latest expansion of its purges after a failed coup July 15. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's chief of international relations, Ayse Sozen Usluer, has released a file of foreign news coverage, indicating what she says is support of — or failure to oppose — the uprising.  Usluer says much of the foreign media failed the democracy test. "Some coverage in the media is shameful — disgraceful,... | 26-Jul-2016 22:04

Democratic Party Set to Nominate Hillary Clinton as Presidential Candidate
Democratic Party delegates gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are ready to officially proclaim former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their 2016 presidential nominee, making her the first U.S. woman ever to become a major party standard bearer in the race for the White House. VOA's Amanda Scott reports. | 26-Jul-2016 22:02

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