Joko Widodo is a former businessman and governor of Jakarta. He has no ties to the political establishment. There are huge expectations for the new president in the world’s third-largest democracy. More
Also, Turkey and US help Kurdish forces fight Islamic State, and finally some good news on the fight against Ebola. | In the News More
Jean Tirole studied how to regulate industries that include only a few powerful companies. He researched the banking and telecommunications industries among others. More
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officials nominated Green Day, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, The Spinners and The Smiths. More
More and more children are diagnosed with ADHD, a condition that makes it hard to focus. | HEALTH REPORT More
From January to September of this year an estimated 230 migrants died trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Most are nameless. One professor is trying to name these victims and give their families closure. | As It Is More
In 1900, about 100,000 cheetahs lived in the world. Today there are only 10,000 of the animals. It appears that the cheetah is vulnerable to attacks by other animals because of its physiology. More
The North and South clashed in a series of battles called the Seven Days Campaign. The struggle saved the Confederacy but came at a terrible price. But victory came at a terrible price. Twenty thousand Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded. More
The new exam is called the EFSET, which is short for Education First Standardized English Test. The company, Education First, is known by the letters EF. It operates schools and offices in more than 50 countries. More
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Monday, October 20, 1700 UTC - Want to spice up your English? Jonathan Evans talks about colorful adjectives
Tuesday, October 21, 1300 UTC: Ashley Thompson explains conversational "blended words" in American English. "Don't be hangry. Eat a cronut!"
Wednesday, October 22, 1900 UTC: Do you carve vegetables or fruits? Anna Matteo and Dr. Jill Robbins show how to carve a pumpkin
Thursday, October 23, 1300 UTC: Do you like to 'dress up?' Dr. Jill Robbins explains the cultural phenomenon of "Cosplay."
Friday, October 24, 1500 UTC: Caty Weaver breaks down some more phrasal verbs
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