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Audio Guide to 2016 Campaign: Money and Super PAC

Raising money is an important part of any election in America. Candidates for the 2016 race for the White House and Congress are busy lining up dollars to fund their elections. VOA Learning English helps explain how the campaign finance systems work in the U.S. More

Nina Marranca looks at her phone, June 25, 2013.

Audio Deaf-Blind Woman First to Use Braille Phone

New technology allows deaf and blind people to use the telephone. The tests are underway in Australia and the U.S. It could help end isolation that people who cannot see or hear say they feel. Learn about this exciting new technology as well as words like "Braille" and "parallel testing." More

Video The Man Who Collects Secrets

In the past 10 years Frank Warren has collected a million secrets from people throughout the world. He has created an art project from the postcards and other objects he has been sent. And he places images of them on his website. Do you have a secret you want to tell him? More

Video Resounding Earth: Creating Music from Metal

"The title “Resounding Earth” on the one hand, we are talking about resounding earth. The earth is full of metals that all of mankind has turned into instruments. We are going to play them from all around the world together on one stage." More

Audio Chinese-American Nightclub Scene Changed Racial Stereotypes

Chinese American nightclubs were West Coast hotspots in the U.S. during the 1950s and 60s. These popular nightclubs broke down racial barriers and paved the way for Asian actors to enter mainstream U.S. entertainment. This story is full of words and expression for talking about old school glamor. More



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News Words: Agendai
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What is an agenda? Our hosts know and will tell you all about it. Listen to the word used in a news story and use the word yourself in a conversation.
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Video News Words: Agenda

What is an agenda? Our hosts know and will tell you all about it. Listen to the word used in a news story and use the word yourself in a conversation.
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Video News Words: Delicate

This word has a special meaning when describing discussions and negotiations. Listen for the word in a news story. Our hosts explain other meanings as well!
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Video News Words: Hawkish

This word is not about birds or animal life, it has to do with ideas about defense. Hear the word used in a news story and watch our hosts explain.
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Video News Words: Looting

The word looting come up in news stories about unrest or during disasters. Hear how the word is used in a news story and our hosts will give you more details.
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Video News Words: Referendum

What happens when a referendum is held? Listen to the word used in this news story and our hosts explain.

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