“I have no more campaigns to run … I know because I won both of them.” Mr. Obama cannot run for president again – U.S. presidents may serve only two terms. But some observers say his most recent State of the Union message on the middle class sounded like a campaign speech. More
President Obama is set to make history as the first U.S. president to attend India’s Republic Day ceremony. Obama administration officials say the visit marks a major event in relations between the two countries. This is Obama's second visit to India since taking office. He also visited in 2010. More
Parisians lined up to buy the French magazine Charlie Hebdo after the attacks on its offices earlier this month. Many buyers wanted to show support for free speech. Muslims find the magazine’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed offensive. But, Chinese officials have their own interpretation. More
Many buildings are going up in Kenya. Two buildings collapsed recently in Nairobi. There are not enough government inspectors to ensure builders are obeying safety rules. One group says the country’s construction inspection service is one of the most corrupt agencies in Kenya. More
Asia has long tradition of tea-drinking. And China is no exception. However, lately more and more Chinese people are turning to a different drink. Coffee has become an increasingly popular choice of Chinese people living abroad and in the country’s huge cities. More
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Oscar nominations. As usual, not everyone is happy about the choices. The nominees were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood, California. Few people of color received nominations this year. More
Some religious minorities in America are demanding that schools close on their religious holidays. They ask, if Christian and Jewish holy days are recognized, shouldn’t those of other faiths also be observed? The issue is being debated in Maryland, near Washington, DC. More
The speed of light is almost 300 million meters per second. At that speed, it would take just one second to travel around the entire world seven-and-a-half times. A biomedical engineer and his team of researchers can now photograph light particles moving at that speed using a unique camera. More
English learners often think that academic writing is all about spelling, grammar, and organization. Author Cathy Birkenstein says almost anyone can put a sentence together. The difficult part is learning to read and think critically. Listen to these tips from Birkenstein and Gerald Graff. 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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