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Vanessa Johnston

Can a video game save a life? African refugee puts players in his race for survival

21 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON The goal of Lual Mayen's video game is to survive the horrific ordeal of a refugee, an experience that his family knows well, but the 25-year-old developer's ambition is to change the world. | Video

Mexican immigrant dreams of leading first U.S. breakdancing team to Olympic gold

17 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Antonio Castillo discovered the joyful athleticism of breakdancing as a child in Mexico in the 1980s. Now a new generation of young people comes to his Washington studio to learn the finer points of a dance style that has evolved into a sport, hoping one day to bring home Olympic gold.

Part Two: The Republicans

02 Nov 2018

This is the second part of a two-part documentary podcast exploring the political divide among women in the Trump era, following the campaigns of first-time female candidates for Congress in battleground districts.

Part One: The Democrats

02 Nov 2018

This is the first part of a two-part documentary podcast exploring the political divide among women in the Trump era, following the campaigns of first-time female candidates for Congress in battleground districts.

Former Pennsylvania altar boy says he stole from church to avenge abuse

24 Aug 2018

PHILADELPHIA Mike McDonnell was an altar boy who loved to sing Latin hymns at his church in suburban Philadelphia, but his Roman Catholic faith became a source of torment at age 12 when he woke up to find a priest molesting him in the vacation bed the clergyman forced him to share.

His twin shot dead, a Washington teen shines spotlight on gun crime

01 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON Every school day, Zion Kelly passes by the locker once used by his slain twin brother, Zaire, who was shot in the head during an attempted robbery in their Washington, D.C. neighbourhood last September. | Video

Meghan Markle to join small circle of American royals

08 May 2018

When she marries her prince next week, Meghan Markle will join a distinguished line of American citizens who have become real-life royalty over the years - though not all their love stories had fairy-tale endings. | Video

Wallis Simpson U.S. collector sets auction around Meghan-Harry wedding

10 Apr 2018

BALTIMORE A fan of Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who married a British king 80 years ago, is hoping to capitalise on the attention around the upcoming British royal wedding by putting up for auction his collection of memorabilia. | Video

Despite clash, Richardson says Suu Kyi remains Myanmar's best hope

27 Jan 2018

LONDON/WASHINGTON Aung San Suu Kyi remains Myanmar's best hope for change, veteran U.S. mediator Bill Richardson said on Friday, days after he got into a fight with the Nobel laureate and quit an international panel advising her government on the Rohingya crisis. | Video

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