May 03, 2016 20:08 UTC

Audio Vietnamese Protest Mysterious Fish Kill

Huge numbers of fish have washed up along the coast of Central Vietnam. The dead fish include some rare species that live in deep water. Vietnam’s deputy environment minister announced last week that the government failed to find evidence linking a steel factory to the fish kill. More


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News Words: Birthright Citizenshipi
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04/28/2016
Birthright citizenship are a couple of long words. Find out what they mean and why they are important with your News Words hosts.
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Video News Words: Birthright Citizenship

Birthright citizenship are a couple of long words. Find out what they mean and why they are important with your News Words hosts.
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Video News Words: Holy Grail

An old photograph was bought for $2. What makes it a holy grail? Find out in this week's News Words.
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Video News Words: Doping

This news word tells you about a hidden practice. Watch as your hosts explain what it means.
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Video News Words: Emissions

Emissions was a buzz word at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris last year. Find out what it means in this week's News Words.
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Video News Words: Tears of Joy

This news word is not something you speak. It is an emoji.
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Video News Words: Exonerated

This week's news word is about a man who was in jail and on death row for more than 12 years. Find out what it means to be exonerated.
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Video News Words: Drought

Extreme weather conditions affect many people all over the world. Watch this week's news word to find out what drought means.
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Video News Words: Transgender

Transgender is a word that has been in the news a lot recently. Watch your hosts explain what it means.
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Video News Words: Migrants

This word comes from the verb, migrate. Watch the short news video and listen as your hosts explain the meaning.

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The Health Report: Rich Americans Will Live Up to 15 Years Longeri
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05/03/2016
A rich 40-year-old man in the United States can expect to live until about 87. A poor 40-year-old man might only live until 73. The difference in length of life as it relates to income is part of a new study.
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Video The Health Report: Rich Americans Will Live Up to 15 Years Longer

A rich 40-year-old man in the United States can expect to live until about 87. A poor 40-year-old man might only live until 73. The difference in length of life as it relates to income is part of a new study.
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Video The Science Report: Search for Life in the Universe

Is there anybody out there? That is among humanity’s oldest questions. Now, scientists and a few billionaires are putting their minds and money together to support a project to answer that question.
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Video The Technology Report: Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against the U.S.

The technology company Microsoft says government agencies are abusing a law that lets them demand to read emails or online files without their owners knowing they are doing so. Microsoft says the agencies are violating the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
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Video The Economics Report: There are Many Ways to Save Your Money in the U.S.

There are old sayings about the importance of saving money for your future. Here is a look at some ways to do that in the U.S.
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Video The Education Report: More U.S. Students Choose College in Another Country

The number of students in the United States who seek a college education in a foreign country is increasing. A report from the Institute of International Education explains.
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Video The Health Report: New York's Emergency Crews Learn Mandarin

First responders are the first emergency workers to arrive at a fire or other accident. It is important that they are able to collect information to study the problem. In New York City, some first responders are learning a difficult language so that they can do just that.
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Video The Science Report: Scientists Could be Closer to AIDS Cure

Scientists say they may have found a way to permanently take the virus that causes the AIDS out of a person’s body. AIDS has taken many millions of lives. HIV is the killer virus that causes AIDS.
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Video The Technology Report: Spanish ‘Smart’ City Project Saves Time, Money

A city in Spain uses technology to make life easier for its citizens and visitors. It is an example of a "smart city" that other cities are interested in trying.
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Video The Economics Report: How Much Do Illegal Immigrants Pay in Taxes?

Illegal immigration is a big subject in this year’s American presidential race. Do illegal immigrants pay their fair share in taxes to state and local governments?
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Video The Education Report: The New SAT Test Has Arrived

The new version of the SAT college entrance exam has been released. Find out what has changed and where you can take example tests to get ready for the almost four-hour exam.
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Video The Health Report: Asian Children Face Hunger and Obesity

Child hunger and obesity are rising in Asia, says a new report.
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Video The Science Report: New Drones Could Improve Weather Predictions

Scientists in the state of Oklahoma are developing planes with no pilots or drones that will help predict sudden and violent weather.
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Video The Technology Report: FBI and Apple Court Battle Ends

In California, a legal battle between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Apple has ended. The FBI was able to get information from an iPhone without help from Apple.
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Video The Economics Report: India's Slave Workers Learn They Have Rights

Thousands of brick workers in India's western Maharashtra state are learning from activists that they have human and economic rights. But they remain in debt to owners who deny them these rights.

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