Our story today is called “The Exact Science of Matrimony.” It was written by O. Henry. Here is Barbara Klein with the story... Jeff Peters and Andy Tucker could never be trusted. One day, the two men decided to open a marriage business to make some quick and easy money. More
Also, news reports say the Islamic State militant who appeared under face cover in several videos of hostage beheadings has been identified by his friends. And, the US Navy says it is now flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea. More
China said last month it plans to invest $250 billion in Latin American and Caribbean countries over the next 10 years. A Chinese company plans to build a canal in Nicaragua. Chinese and Argentine leaders signed several agreements, including one to cooperate on two new nuclear power stations. More
Some of the earliest boats have been found in the Aleutian Islands, in the northwestern US. People who lived there long ago ate sea mammals to survive. They used a small kayak to hunt animals. Russians would later name the kayak a “baidarka.” This kind of boat is only built in the Aleutian Islands. More
Each year, half a million people die from brain aneurysms, -- when a blood vessel burst in the brain. For survivors, physical disabilities are often servere. They may include memory problems, loss of balance, trouble speaking and even blindness. But new technologies are increasing survival rates. More
Racial equality was not the only political or disputed issue performers discussed last night. Some used their acceptances speeches to talk about immigration, women’s rights, illness, suicide and government surveillance. And the movie of an American sniper continues to fuel the debate. More
American philanthropists gave more money to charitable causes in 2014 than the year before. The journal Chronicle of Philanthropy says that the top 50 donors from the U.S. gave a total of $9.8 billion. Many donations came from entrepreneurs who made their money in technology. More
An increase in cyber-attacks makes the Internet seem like a scary place these days. The hacking of Sony Pictures led the news for some time. Even the White House was a target of cyber-attack.How can individuals protect or make it more difficult for hackers to access their information? More
Public speaking is difficult, even frightening, for many. Some even fear public speaking more than death itself. It is a skill that most English learners want to improve. One method is to look at the activity as three separate messages. Here are three tips to improve your public speaking skills. More
Four years of bloody fighting had preserved the Union of states and freed four million slaves. But the cost of the war was great – in lives, in money and in infrastructure. Yet the country had to find a way to rebuild. More
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