July 03, 2015 20:15 UTC

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Audio Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About the 4th of July

Sure, you know Americans celebrate their Independence Day on the fourth day of July. But do you know they have the wrong date? Or where they get all those fireworks? Hint: not from the UK. More

Audio Sweet Potatoes as Medicine

Researchers have helped to reduce a major health problem with a simple food – the orange sweet potato. A program created to help farmers grow the crop has unexpected and healthy results. Some reports say this is the first time an agricultural program has had a major effect on health. More

Video Robots Ready to Work in Restaurants

For many years, machines have been doing work that people once did, including some difficult jobs. Search and rescue operations employ high technology robots. But there is another area that may soon take jobs traditionally held by human beings: the restaurant industry. More

Audio More American Fathers Stay Home to Raise Kids

More and more fathers in the United States are trading in the traditional role of breadwinner -- the person earning money -- for the role of stay-at-home dad. Meet two fathers who have been on this road for the past decade. You can also learn some great words such as "clique" and "masculinity." More

Audio WHO Warns Against Unnecessary Caesarean Sections

More and more women are asking doctors to perform a C-Section when they are ready to give birth. Until recently, the operations were performed only in emergencies. Now, some doctors look to surgical childbirth as an easy way to do business in this Health and Lifestyle report. More



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News Words: Securei
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Secure usually means something is safe. Our hosts will talk about how other ways the word secure is used, and you will hear the word in a news story.
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Video News Words: Secure

Secure usually means something is safe. Our hosts will talk about how other ways the word secure is used, and you will hear the word in a news story.
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Video News Words: Unleashed

What happens if something is unleashed? Find out on today's News Words program. You will hear the word used in a news story and our hosts will explain its meaning and uses.
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Video News Words: Crippling

The word crippling often has a negative meaning. Hear how the word is used in a news story and our hosts will give a full explanation of the word.
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Video News Words: Strategy

Strategy can be a difficult word. Listen to "strategy" used in a news story and our hosts will explain its meaning.
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Video News Words: Obligation

When do you have an obligation? Our hosts will tell you what it means and hear the word used in a news story.

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