March 02, 2015 11:11 UTC

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Audio Financial Literacy Skills Last a Lifetime

How to use math for planning a budget or managing money is not often in the curriculum. A school in the state of Maryland provides training in financial literacy. Skills include how to make a budget, how to balance a checkbook and how to deal with credit. More

Video Lebanese Artists Fight Back Against Censorship

Lebanon is a country where religious differences and a permissive culture can lead to conflict. The Lebanese government has long been active in guiding the country’s arts and culture. Now, some activists and writers are taking the fight for free speech to the courts. More

Samantha Elauf, who was denied a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa in 2008, is pictured at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Feb. 25, 2015.

Video Muslim Hijab: Dress Code or Discrimination?

A closely watched case before the Supreme Court could have major results for religious rights in the workplace. It involves the clothing stores Abercrombie & Fitch and a young Muslim woman. She wore a Muslim headcovering, called a hijab, when seeking employment with the company. More

Video Putin: The ‘Lonely’ Leader Working to Rebuild Russian Power

Experts say Russian President Vladimir Putin is a product of the collapse of the Soviet Union. They say he believes he is the only person who can lead the Russian nation and re-establish it as a world power. But some observers say he appears to be a lonely and unhappy man. More

FILE - In this undated file image posted on Monday, June 30, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islami

Audio Growing Support in US for Campaign Against Islamic State

The Pew Research Center has released a new public opinion survey. It shows a growing number of Americans support the military campaign against the group known as Islamic State. Americans also increasingly support the idea of sending U.S. ground troops to fight the group in Iraq and Syria. More



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Mobile App Preserves African Folktalesi
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03/01/2015
A Nigerian businesswoman has designed an application that tells stories that teach moral lessons.
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Video Mobile App Preserves African Folktales

A Nigerian businesswoman has designed an application that tells stories that teach moral lessons.
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Video Regulators Criticize Chinese Internet Company Alibaba

Chinese regulators said Alibaba has not done enough to stop the sales of illegal counterfeit goods its Taoboa website. Alibaba has quickly grown to become a huge Internet company valued in the billions of dollars.
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Video Effects of Ebola Still Hurting West African Schools

Liberian officials say schools will have all the necessary safety measures in place to start classes.
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Video China: Not Using Organs from Executed Prisoners

In China’s recent past, executed prisoners supplied demand for organ transplant operations. Now the country says that has changed.
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Video Project Uses Global Imaging to Stop Illegal Fishing

Experts estimate twenty percent of the seafood market comes from illegal fishing. A new device follows fishing boats to try to stop the criminal activity.

The Day in Photos

 A Pakistani vendor forms bubbles while waiting for customers at a stall selling bubbles and balloons at the Rawal Lake park in Islamabad.

A Pakistani vendor forms bubbles while waiting for customers at a stall selling bubbles and balloons at the Rawal Lake park in Islamabad.

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English in a Minute: Keep One's Eyes Peeledi
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02/28/2015
"To peel" means to pull back a layer. But, does this idiom really mean you pull back your eyelid? Figure out what it means with this episode of English in a Minute.
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Video English in a Minute: Keep One's Eyes Peeled

"To peel" means to pull back a layer. But, does this idiom really mean you pull back your eyelid? Figure out what it means with this episode of English in a Minute.
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Video English in a Minute: Back to Square One

Where and what is "square one?" And why would you want to return to it? Watch this video to figure out how to use this common American English expression.
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Video English in a Minute: Know the Ropes

This idiom probably comes from sailing. But what does it mean? Find out here!
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Video English in a Minute: The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

When an apple drops from an apple tree, it does not fall far from it. But what does it mean when you say this about a person?
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Video English in a Minute: Another One Bites the Dust

"Another One Bites the Dust" is a famous song by the band Queen. But what does it mean and how do you use this American English idiom?

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