Nations are reacting to the Asia-Pacific free trade agreement reached by the United States and 11 nations in the area. The agreement has taken years to negotiate. President Obama has voiced strong support for the measure while U.S. lawmakers have reacted cautiously to the complex agreement.
We saw and did so much in Arizona. We visited Navajo language classes, hiked in Grand Canyon National Park, and drove through some of the most beautiful land in America. This is only part one of our Arizona blog! More
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The Word Economic Forum released its latest Global Competitiveness Report this week. There was little change among the top countries. But one economist says top countries are leading in what she calls the human factor. Find out what that means. More
A new study suggests that selling only cigarettes with very low nicotine levels may actually help people stop smoking. Researchers studied more than 800 smokers. However, cigarette replacements, like e-cigarettes, have not reduced nicotine addiction or tobacco use. More
Hollywood's latest space operation gone wrong movie stars Matt Damon as an astronaut mistakenly left on Mars. The film is a hit with movie critics. But what do science critics think? More
A new study by the Pew Research Center says Asians will be the top immigrant group in the year 2065. Fifty years from now, there will be more Asian than Hispanic immigrants in the United States. And, they say, no race or ethnic group will have a majority in the country. More
Some people do not like being separated from their telephone, even while enjoying a restful holiday at the beach. So, a university student from Lebanon developed a most unusual beach mat. The device both provides power to cell phones and keeps drinks cool. More
Children and teachers cannot go to school safely in the area along Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria. Security forces, parents, and the government are doing all they can to keep school campuses safe. More
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