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Uganda Playground for Disabled Children

Audio Helping Uganda’s Disabled Children Play

You may think that all children have freedom to play. But for children who look differently from others or have physical disabilities, the idea of play can seem far away. An organization in Uganda is seeking to change that. Read on to learn words needed to talk about this sometimes difficult topic. More

A microneedle used to inject glaucoma medications into the eye is shown next to a liquid drop from a conventional eye dropper. (Georgia Tech Photo: Gary Meek

Audio Tiny Needles Treat Eye Disease

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness around the world. In the United States, more than two million people suffer from the disease. Now, researchers are developing very small needles that may offer a more effective and painless treatment for glaucoma and other eye diseases. More

The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Las Vegas

Audio Mob Museum Tells About the Mafia in America

The U.S. government has long used public money to fight organized crime. Now, public money is also paying for a museum in Las Vegas to tell about "The Mob,” and not everyone is happy about that. But some say it helps the local economy by bringing people to a part of Las Vegas that few visit. More

Big Hero

Video Filmmakers Create New Technology for 'Big Hero 6'

Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams wanted the film to be based on some real science, to make it believable. 'We don’t have any super-powered people in this movie. It’s all super technology.' The film was just nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe award for best animated film. More

This campaign cartoon compares Lincoln's vision of union and liberty with McClellan's acceptance of union and slavery.

Audio Continue or Stop the War? Voters Choose in Election of 1864

Lincoln hated the Civil War. But he would not end it until military victory ended slavery and guaranteed political union. When Union troops captured Atlanta, the last remaining industrial cities of the South.The people of the North began to understand their side was winning the war. More


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The word "emergence" describes something that is appearing. Our hosts tell you more in this video. And don't forget to comment after you have watched.
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Video News Words: Emergence

The word "emergence" describes something that is appearing. Our hosts tell you more in this video. And don't forget to comment after you have watched.
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Video News Words: Runoff

Runoff has more than one meaning. Our hosts will tell you about two of them. And let us know how this video helped you. Comment about it below.
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Video News Words: Sporadic

Have you heard the word "sporadic" in the news? What our hosts explain and then, comment or ask a question about using this word in the comment section below.
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Video News Words: Fraud

Our hosts explain the word "fraud" in the week's News Words program. Then, comment or ask a question about using this word in the comment section below.
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Video News Words: Solution

Our hosts explain the term solution and how it may be used in the news. Then, write a comment or ask us a question in the comment section below.

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