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  • US Secretary of State John Kerry (2ndL) meets with Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohammed (2ndR) and Somali regional leaders at the airport in Mogadishu on May 5, 2015.

    Audio Sec. of State John Kerry Visits Somalia

    Secretary Kerry is the first ever secretary of state to visit Somalia while in office. Also in the news, the so-called Islamic State claims responsibility for shooting in Garland, Texas; French lawmakers approve spy bill; Obama nominates Joe Dunford for Joint Chiefs of Staff chair. More

  • Audio US Senate Considering Bill on Iran’s Nuclear Activities

    This week could decide what happens to a bipartisan bill in the United States Senate. If approved, the measure would delay an easing of American sanctions against Iran. Congress would have 30 days to study a final nuclear agreement with Iran before the restrictions are lifted. More

  • Chief Secretary Carrie Lam is seen on a TV screen as she unveils the Beijing-backed election reform package’s details at the legislative chamber in Hong Kong, April 22, 2015.

    Audio Hong Kong Lawmakers Promise to Block Election Plan

    Democracy activists say they want more control over who will lead the city; mainland China has said it will permit a leader to be chosen only from a list of candidates it chooses. More

  • Braeside Meat Market Butchers in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Audio Johannesburg Gets a Taste for Japan's Kobe Beef

    Demand is rising in Johannesburg for Kobe beef. Top cooks and professional meat cutters say it is the best beef in the world. It is definitely the most costly. As its wealth increases in Johannesburg,so does the tastes of its residents. The beef comes from Wagyu cattle in Japan’s Kobe region. More

  • Volunteers created a a food bank for people in the neighborhoods that were affected by the Baltimore riots.

    Video Volunteers Aid Victims of Riots in Baltimore

    There were riots in parts of the city after a funeral was held for an African-American man who died after being arrested. The city is working to get back to normal after a week of violence. Volunteers are helping people in the neighborhoods that were affected by the unrest. More

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  • Audio 3-D Printed Device Helps Children with Rare Breathing Disorder

    University of Michigan researchers have develop what they are calling a 4-D medical device to help children with a rare condition. The device is designed for very young children and changes as their bodies grow. More

  • World Trade Center Reopening

    Audio The 25 Most Popular Cities to Visit in America

    Big cities and small historic towns top the list of most popular places to visit in America, according to the travel site TripAdvisor. Millions of users voted New York City, Chicago, and Charleston, South Carolina as the top three cities to visit in the U.S. Here's a look at all 25 cities! More

  • Video S.O.S. – In Other Words, Help!

    Language, as we know, is always changing. New words are often created, officially and unofficially, without anyone knowing about them. Read on to learn a word that many Americans do not know. Here is a clue: S.O.S. is one. More

  • Everyday Grammar - Double Negatives

    Audio Everyday Grammar: Double Negatives - Can't Get None?

    In this week’s episode of Everyday Grammar, we’re going to talk about two common types of double negatives. A double negative is when you use two negative words in the same clause of a sentence. Sometimes two negatives make a statement positive; sometimes two negatives form a stronger negative. More

  • Kate Chopin

    Video Athenaise by Kate Chopin

    Our story today is called "Athenaise" by Kate Chopin. Women in the United States long wanted to be independent. This classic American Story tells about a young married woman in the Bayou of Louisiana who questions her role as a wife. Can she have her personal liberty and stay married to Mr. Cazeau? More

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