America’s holiday shopping season starts at Thanksgiving, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They are the two busiest shopping days in the U.S. More shoppers are shopping online, using smartphones to search for the best deals.
The United States is full of roadside attractions. The Historic U.S. Route 66 is home to some of the oldest and must unique attractions of them all. Here are 10 must-see attractions along the Mother Road. More
A bill proposes awarding 45 percent of Taiwan’s land to the 2 percent of Taiwanese who are indigenous. They have lived on the island for at least 6,000 years. The Han Chinese arrived in the 1940s after the Chinese civil war. Natives fear the bill is being ignored. More
As the holiday shopping season begins, hackers are trying to trick users into revealing their private account information. Last week, hackers tried to trick Amazon.com users into handing over their passwords and user names. Last holiday season, eBay and other online shopping websites were attacked. More
Back in 2001, a firefighter lost his face when a burning roof collapsed on him. In what is called a “historic” accomplishment, he got a completely new face from an organ donor. More
Many Americans spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, celebrating with a traditional meal. But for others, it is a competition. Across the United States, there are contests to see who can eat the most pumpkin pie. These events go from October through Thanksgiving. More
Fried turkey at Thanksgiving started to become popular in the 1980s. This Cajun cooking rage spread into the north United States quickly. But officials warn cooks against putting a frozen or watery turkey into a pot of hot oil. Water and oil don't mix! More
Waste products from a popular alcoholic drink could be used in the future to make biofuel. Researchers say the new fuel, based on whisky, could reduce demand for oil. They say using less oil could cut pollution that studies have linked to climate change. More
The 2015 Open Doors report shows 65 percent of funding for all international students comes from the students or their families. However, not all international students have enough money to pay full tuition. Many international students are finding other ways to pay the high cost. More
VOA's Anna Matteo interviews colleague Kelly Jean Kelly on her recent expedition. This month Kelly followed the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hear some stories she brought back with her. And learn the difference among road trip, business trip and expedition, as well as other words! More
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