August 29, 2014 08:18 UTC

Cellar worker Daniel Nelson looks over toppled barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif.

Audio No Way to Know When Earthquake Will Hit

Last Sunday, an earthquake struck the Napa Valley area of northern California. Some roads bent, while underground pipes burst. It was the strongest earthquake to strike the Napa Valley in 15 years. There is no way to know when the next one hit. More


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Image 1 shows Russian military units moving in a convoy formation with self-propelled artillery in the area of Krasnodon, Ukraine, well inside territory controlled by Russian separatists. Image captured Aug. 21, 2014.

Audio Ukraine and NATO: Russian Troops Crossed Into Ukraine

The WHO says Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people over the next six months. And, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in France | In the News More


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Continued Growth Expected for African Economiesi
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08/29/2014
A recent report from international development groups says African foreign trade is growth and trade among African nations totaled $81 billion last year.
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Video Continued Growth Expected for African Economies

A recent report from international development groups says African foreign trade is growth and trade among African nations totaled $81 billion last year.
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Video Chess Rules at a School in Brooklyn

Students at Brooklyn’s Intermediate School have won 32 titles championships.
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Video Tense? Consider Mindfulness Meditation

More and more people in the U.S. feel tensions from work, family and technology. To ease these feelings many are joining the Mindfulness Meditation Movement. Check it out for yourself.
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Video Farmers Learn Skills Online

Researchers created a virtual online world where farmers discuss important issue in farming.
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Video Scientists Base a Hearing Aid Design on the Ears of a Fly

Scientists at the University of Texas are developing technology based on structures in the tiny ears of an unusual fly.

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Grammar Check: Can and Mayi
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07/28/2014
Watch this video to learn when you should use the words "Can" and "May".

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