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Monday, 03 August 2020

The unassuming white wooden structure on the campus of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina is a Rosenwald school—a physical reminder of an early 1900s social movement that transformed education for Black children in the American South.

On This Day in American History
On Aug. 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, makes the first underwater trip to the geographic North Pole. The 1,000-mile trip took the world’s first nuclear sub from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Iceland. During the journey, Nautilus traveled at a depth of 500 feet, while the ice above it averaged between 10 and 50 feet in thickness. Nautilus was commissioned in 1954, decommissioned in 1980 and traveled more than 500,000 miles during its time in service. It is now on display in a museum in Groton, Connecticut.

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a flurry of bills in the past two years to improve Taiwan’s defenses and raise its international exposure, as legislators, backed by President Donald Trump, step up resistance against China, an old rival of Taipei.

White House officials and top congressional Democrats are set to resume talks Monday about a new coronavirus relief package, including help for the millions of people who are unemployed.

VIDEO: One of the most famous American broadcasters of the 20th century was largely unknown at home, but Willis Conover, host of the VOA Jazz Hour, was a celebrity from Warsaw to Moscow during the Cold War. VOA looks back on Conover’s influence on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

There are growing concerns among Cameroonians that their government and military are undermining the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the northern part of the country.

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