The number of international students studying in the US is larger than ever. There was a 10 percent increase in the number of international students from 2014 to 2015. International students also added $30.8 billion to the US economy.
From Chicago pizza to roadside burgers in Los Angeles, the food along Route 66 plays a special -- and delicious -- part of any journey down America's Main Street. Those foods include mole, a Mexican dish that shows cultural blending in the Southwest United States. More
Gunmen fired on a Shi’ite Muslim religious center in Bogra on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding three others. Officials are worried about an increase in the number of militant Islamists in the country. More
As the holiday shopping season begins, hackers are trying to trick users into revealing their private account information. Last week, hackers tried to trick Amazon.com users into handing over their passwords and user names. Last holiday season, eBay and other online shopping websites were attacked. More
Back in 2001, a firefighter lost his face when a burning roof collapsed on him. In what is called a “historic” accomplishment, he got a completely new face from an organ donor. More
Many Americans spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, celebrating with a traditional meal. But for others, it is a competition. Across the United States, there are contests to see who can eat the most pumpkin pie. These events go from October through Thanksgiving. More
Pew Research Center public opinion survey finds only 1-in-5 Americans trust the government “always or most of the time.” Only 19 percent of Americans trust the government and Pew says trust levels are among the lowest in surveys of the past 50 years. More
Waste products from a popular alcoholic drink could be used in the future to make biofuel. Researchers say the new fuel, based on whisky, could reduce demand for oil. They say using less oil could cut pollution that studies have linked to climate change. More
Several leaders of non-governmental organizations came together to mark International Education Week. At a discussion in Washington, D.C., they told about education programs in places like Lebanon to prevent violence between Lebanese and Syrian youth. More
VOA's Anna Matteo interviews colleague Kelly Jean Kelly on her recent expedition. This month Kelly followed the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hear some stories she brought back with her. And learn the difference among road trip, business trip and expedition, as well as other words! More
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