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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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Twitter Users Discuss ‘Survival Guide to Thanksgiving’ – VOA Learning English (Nov 22, 2016)

Survival Guide to Thanksgiving (0:03:11) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/22/9da5b330-c85b-47d5-8a26-30f22b0c0136.mp3 This is What’s Trending Today. The American Thanksgiving holiday is on Thursday. Many people will gather with family members for a big meal. It is a time to celebrate family, friends and everything there … Continue reading

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Chinese Websites Block Insulting Names for North Korean Leader – VOA Learning English (Nov 17, 2016)

Chinese Websites Block Insulting Names for North Korean Leader (0:03:56) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/17/c2bc2239-8d8f-4cbd-a327-b9cd6a9c04cf.mp3 This is What’s Trending Today: Chinese websites are blocking search results for an insulting term for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Searches for the Chinese version of “Kim … Continue reading

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Are You a Nasty Woman or a Bad Hombre? – VOA Learning English (Oct 20, 2016)

Are You a Nasty Woman or a Bad Hombre? (0:04:01) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/20/884d862e-9338-4ff5-a705-301c8fcad0f0.mp3 This is What’s Trending Today. People around the United States are reacting to two expressions used by Donald Trump during the final presidential debate on Wednesday night. He called … Continue reading

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Handsome Pakistani Tea Seller Catches Eyes – VOA Learning English (Oct 19, 2016)

Handsome Pakistani Tea Vendor Catches Eyes (0:03:13) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/19/cc750712-8958-4356-979d-7ddf00b36db0.mp3 This is What’s Trending Today. People on social media are reacting to photographs of a blue-eyed tea seller from Pakistan. Photographer Jiah Ali was carrying her camera when she discovered the man … Continue reading

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