A Voice of America crew reports in Manalapan, Florida on April 5, 2017 ahead of a visit by President of China Xi Jinping. VOA journalists are raising alarm bells about the new CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees VOA and other outlets. (Reuters/Joe Skipper)

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