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An Israeli army officer gives explanations to journalists during an army organised tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, July 25, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional leaders to nail down

Audio Tunnel Warfare: From Gaza to North Korea

North Korea suspected of digging tunnels under the Demilitarized Zone to aid in attack on South Korea. More

Palestinians celebrate following announcement of a cease-fire in Gaza City Aug. 26, 2014.

Audio Israel and the Palestinians Agree to Truce

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine have also announced an agreement to begin talks about a possible cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. And, in Hollywood, 'Breaking Bad' wins Emmy for best drama series | In the News More

This composite image made available by NASA and assembled by data acquired from the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012 uses the satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), to show the U.S's lights at night.

Audio Is North Korea Preparing to Strike US Electric Grid?

An advisor to Congress says country’s electric system is mostly unprotected and vulnerable to an EMP attack. He said North Korea tested the plan last year when it put a satellite into orbit. The satellite was in a position where it could carry out such an attack against the United States. More

Residents of Tabqa city tour the streets on motorcycles, carrying flags in celebration after Tabqa air base fell to Islamic State militants, in nearby Raqqa city August 24, 2014. Islamic State militants stormed the air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, c

Audio Syria Asks for Help to Fight Islamic State

Syria is willing to work with the international community in the fight against Islamic State militants. Ukrainian official Russian tanks and other military vehicles had crossed into southeastern Ukraine. Mourners sang, clapped and danced on Monday at funeral services for Michael Brown. More

Researchers have developed a blood test that predicts Alzheimer's disease

Audio Scientist Developing Blood Test for PTSD

There may some day be a blood test to find out if someone suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or is at risk for the psychiatric condition. More



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Farmers Learn Skills Onlinei
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08/26/2014
Researchers created a virtual online world where farmers discuss important issue in farming.
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Video Farmers Learn Skills Online

Researchers created a virtual online world where farmers discuss important issue in farming.
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Video Scientists Base a Hearing Aid Design on the Ears of a Fly

Scientists at the University of Texas are developing technology based on structures in the tiny ears of an unusual fly.
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Video US Economy Expands Sharply from April to June

United States exports grew sharply, businesses bought goods for resale and state and local governments increased spending.
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Video Thousands of Africans Are Studying in China

Chinese officials say more than 35,000 Africans were studying in China at the end of last year.
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Video Marijuana Could Be an Effective Epilepsy Treatment

A new type of medical marijuana grown in Colorado is proving to be effective in treating epilepsy in children. Doctors, activists and even families are urging the federal government to conduct more research.

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English in a Minute: Cut to the Chasei
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04/02/2014
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Video Break the Bank

What would you think if someone told you not to break the bank? Watch this program and discover the meaning of this phrase in American English.
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Video Treat With Kid Gloves

What does "treat him with kid gloves" mean in American English? Watch this program to find out the meaning of this phrase in American English.
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Video It's Been Ages

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Video Cats and Dogs

Have you ever heard someone say it is raining cats and dogs? Watch this program and find out what this phrase means in American English.

The Day in Photos

Aaron Paul, and from left, Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston, Betsy Brandt, Jesse Plemons, Laura Fraser, RJ Mitte and Vince Gilligan pose in the press room with the award for outstanding drama series for "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at

Aaron Paul, and from left, Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston, Betsy Brandt, Jesse Plemons, Laura Fraser, RJ Mitte and Vince Gilligan pose in the press room with the award for outstanding drama series for "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at

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