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Palestinians celebrate following announcement of a cease-fire in Gaza City Aug. 26, 2014.

Audio Israel and the Palestinians Agree to Truce

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine have also announced an agreement to begin talks about a possible cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. And, in Hollywood, 'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy for best drama series | In the News More


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Farmers Learn Skills Onlinei
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08/26/2014
Researchers created a virtual online world where farmers discuss important issue in farming.
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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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Video US Economy Expands Sharply from April to June

United States exports grew sharply, businesses bought goods for resale and state and local governments increased spending.
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Video Thousands of Africans Are Studying in China

Chinese officials say more than 35,000 Africans were studying in China at the end of last year.
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Video Marijuana Could Be an Effective Epilepsy Treatment

A new type of medical marijuana grown in Colorado is proving to be effective in treating epilepsy in children. Doctors, activists and even families are urging the federal government to conduct more research.

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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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