Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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USA Votes Newsletter, with its new community site, will carry the English coverage on election day starting with 10-minute newscasts every hour from 2300-0200 UTC, then the live video program starting at 0300 UTC (Wednesday). We'll track the vote as returns come in on a U.S. map reflecting the popular and electoral counts, as well as the balance of power in Congress, and we'll offer blogs from VOA reporters and a live T2A online chat starting at 0000 UTC (Wednesday), so users can share their thoughts and experiences. Also watch for USAVotes2008 and VOA updates on Twitter!

US President-elect Barack Obama speaks to press in Chicago, 07 Nov  2008 Incoming US Presidents Face Difficult 'Honeymoon'  Video clip available
Some analysts say Barack Obama should move forward with caution

Image released 12 Nov 2008 taken at undisclosed location in Iran, showing missile test fire by Iranian armed forces US: Iran Missile Test Underscores Threat to Middle East, Europe  Audio Clip Available
Big power diplomats are expected to discuss Iran's nuclear program and missile activity Thursday in Paris

Henry Paulson US Treasury Secretary Reports Progress, Problems in Economic Bailout
Henry Paulson says Washington has taken necessary steps to stabilize battered economy, financial system remains fragile

[insert caption here] Outlook Grim for US Auto Industry  Video clip available
Millions of jobs at risk as fewer people buying American cars

Judge Jonathan Silbert gives his ruling in State Superior Court in New Haven, Connecticut, 12 Nov 2008 US State Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Judge clears way for same-sex unions in Connecticut a week after gay marriage banned by California voters

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