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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf at the Presidential Palace, in Dijbouti, May 6, 2015.

    Audio Kerry in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Yemen Crisis

    Kerry said he will discuss a proposed "humanitarian pause" in Yemen during his talks in Saudi Arabia. Also in the news, Baltimore mayor seeks federal investigation of city’s police department; Officials look for links between ISIS and Texas attack; Death sentences for 4 Afghans in Kabul attack More

  • Video Lessons for Germany on 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

    The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be marked in all but one European country this week. Germany lost the war, and has no plans to hold a special observance. In central Berlin, there is a huge memorial to the six million Jews killed during World War II. More

  • Audio US Officials Investigate Shooting in Texas

    A debate has started between supporters and opponents of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The group held what some call a free speech event, but many Muslims would call deeply offensive. Police continue to investigate what led to the shooting. More

  • Video France Recreates Cave With Ancient Art

    Some of the world’s oldest art is in a cave in France. The walls show mammoths, cave lions and other extinct animals. But the 30,000-year-old artwork is too fragile to be shown to the public. So experts have created a detailed copy of the cave and its paintings. The site is now open to visitors. More

  • Audio Musicians, Singers Struggle in the Digital Age

    People can listen to music on many devices, including tablets and mobile phones. But musicians are worried about their rights, and want to be paid for their work. New technologies can both help and hurt. If music is free, will singers, songwriters and musicians want to create new songs? More

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  • Audio Musicians, Singers Struggle in the Digital Age

    People can listen to music on many devices, including tablets and mobile phones. But musicians are worried about their rights, and want to be paid for their work. New technologies can both help and hurt. If music is free, will singers, songwriters and musicians want to create new songs? More

  • 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

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    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

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