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Iceland’s President Suggests Banning Pineapple on Pizza – VOA Learning English (Feb 22, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today. The last time this many people were talking about Iceland was in June, when the small country’s soccer team defeated England in the Euro 2016 tournament. People were talking about players like Sigurdsson and Sigthorsson, … Continue reading

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Federer, Williams Sisters Set Up ‘Old Folks’ Finals in Australia – VOA Learning English (Jan 26, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today. Professional athletes in most sports start to slow down after the age of 35. Some retire. Jamaican Olympic runner Usain Bolt has talked about retiring, for example. He is only 30 years old. But on … Continue reading

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After 19 Years, Japan Has a Sumo Grand Champion – VOA Learning English (Jan 25, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today. The sport of sumo wrestling started in Japan over 1,000 years ago. But the Japanese have not had a native sumo “grand champion,” known as a Yokozuna, since 1998. Sumo wrestlers known as Yokozuna compete … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Known Zoo Gorilla Dies – VOA Learning English (Jan 18, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today… The world’s oldest known zoo gorilla has died. Colo was born in 1956 at the Columbus Zoo in the American state of Ohio. She was the first-ever gorilla to be born in captivity. She died … Continue reading

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FIFA Plans to Expand World Cup Field in 2026 – VOA Learning English (Jan 10, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today… Sports lovers around the world are reacting to the latest news about football — a game called soccer in the United States. FIFA, the international governing body of football, unanimously voted to expand the World … Continue reading

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Language Experts Choose ‘Dumpster Fire’ and ‘Aleppo’ as 2016 Words of the Year – VOA Learning English (Jan 09, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today. What do the words “dumpster fire,” “Aleppo,” “Drumpf,” “post-truth” and “locker-room banter” have in common? All five words have appeared in news stories over the past year because of incidents related to the American election … Continue reading

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French “Right to Disconnect” Law Goes Into Effect – VOA Learning English (Jan 03, 2017)

This is What’s Trending Today. The start of a new year brings many new laws into effect in the U.S and around the world. For example, a new law in California makes it illegal for drivers to hold their mobile … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Photo – VOA Learning English (Dec 21, 2016)

This is What’s Trending Today. You may not know the name Burhan Ozbilici. But by now, you have probably seen his photos. Ozbilici is a photographer for the Associated Press news service. And on Monday, he took pictures of the … Continue reading

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From Aleppo: “This May Be My Last Video” – VOA Learning English (Dec 14, 2016)

From Aleppo: “This May Be My Last Video” This is What’s Trending Today: “This may be my last video.” That was the message that Lina Shamy sent out on Monday in a Twitter video from Aleppo, Syria. To everyone who … Continue reading

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New Starbucks CEO to Take Over in 2017 – VOA Learning English (Dec 02, 2016)

New Starbucks CEO to Take Over in 2017 (0:03:42) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/12/02/eb2ccc1a-67ed-4b13-a559-20fe3f602384.mp3 This is What’s Trending Today. The coffee company Starbucks said its chief executive officer, Howard Schultz, plans to leave his position in April of 2017. He will reportedly work on … Continue reading

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