Americans celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. Most will eat large meals, usually featuring turkey. Some will pray and give thanks. Some will volunteer. Many will relax with family members and friends. And many will watch football games and big parades.
The United States is full of roadside attractions. The Historic U.S. Route 66 is home to some of the oldest and must unique attractions of them all. Here are 10 must-see attractions along the Mother Road. More
Almost 60 people were killed, many of them reporters, in the country’s worst case of election-related violence. One of the main suspects has died. His son, who is accused in the attack, is running for mayor where the attack took place. More
The ASEAN leaders meeting comes as Southeast Asia prepares to launch the ASEAN Economic Community. But experts say a lot needs to be done about the movement of goods, services and investments before the area will see results. More
Cancer is the leading cause of death for people worldwide. But precision medicine is poised to revolutionize cancer treatment. It tailors drug treatment to each person’s unique genetic make-up, thanks to rapidly evolving technological innovations. More
In 1950, the United States Congress tried to end the career of Dalton Trumbo, the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood. Now, that story is being told in the new movie, “Trumbo.” Actor Bryan Cranston stars as Trumbo. Helen Mirren plays society writer Hedda Hopper. More
Fried turkey at Thanksgiving started to become popular in the 1980s. This Cajun cooking rage spread into the north United States quickly. But officials warn cooks against putting a frozen or watery turkey into a pot of hot oil. Water and oil don't mix! 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
The 2015 Open Doors report shows 65 percent of funding for all international students comes from the students or their families. However, not all international students have enough money to pay full tuition. Many international students are finding other ways to pay the high cost. 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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