August 23, 2014 09:25 UTC

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Audio Ferguson Shooting Sparks Interest in Body Cameras

The disputed shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has led to an increased interest in body cameras. A small number of American police officers wear such cameras. More


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Iraq Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday called on political leaders to end crippling disputes.

Audio Experts: Iraq Will Need Help From Many Sides to Fight Militants

Iraq’s Prime Minister-Designate Haider al-Abadi is urged to make changes in his country’s efforts to fight the Islamic State threat. | IN THE NEWS More


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US Economy Expands Sharply from April to Junei
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08/22/2014
United States exports grew sharply, businesses bought goods for resale and state and local governments increased spending.
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Video US Economy Expands Sharply from April to June

United States exports grew sharply, businesses bought goods for resale and state and local governments increased spending.
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Video Thousands of Africans Are Studying in China

Chinese officials say more than 35,000 Africans were studying in China at the end of last year.
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Video Marijuana Could Be an Effective Epilepsy Treatment

A new type of medical marijuana grown in Colorado is proving to be effective in treating epilepsy in children. Doctors, activists and even families are urging the federal government to conduct more research.
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Video Can the World Support Its Huge Demand for Fish

The World Bank predicts that by 2030, 70 percent of the demand for fish will come from Asian countries.
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Video Indonesian Smartphone Use Rises

A Nielsen Indonesia study said smartphone ownership in Indonesia has increased by five percent since 2012.

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Drought (noun)

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Grammar Check: Can and Mayi
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07/28/2014
Watch this video to learn when you should use the words "Can" and "May".

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