At colleges and universities in the United States, women represent only one in six students of computer science.

That number is changing at some schools, like Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. The school is a leader in getting women interested in technological professions.

Women Specialize in Computer Science at California School

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The presidential election campaign of Donald Trump used big data to reach American voters who normally would not share their opinions with others. It also helped organizers of the campaign to end Britain’s membership in the European Union, known as Brexit.

Computer Data and the Business of Mind-Reading

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An estimated 20,000 people -- men, women and children -- were buried in the lower part of the New York City borough of Manhattan.

After the discovery of the remains, the burial ground was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993. A monument was created in 2006 and later a visitor’s center opened.

Proposed Museum Would Help People Remember Slavery

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The number of African immigrants coming to the U.S. has more than doubled since 2000, Pew said in a new report.

African Immigration to US Keeps Rising

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The North Korean ambassador said the man killed in Kuala Lumpur's airport was not Kim Jong Nam. But North Korean officials have insisted that Malaysian authorities release the body to them.

N. Korea, Malaysia Disagree over Kim's Death

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In the future, chemicals from plants found in and around the Mediterranean may be used to help treat people with brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Mediterranean Plants May Help Brain Diseases

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Making Ice Storms in a Lab
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Silke Pan was once an acrobat. An acrobat is an entertainer who performs difficult and dangerous acts. After an accident in 2007, she lost the use of her legs.

Now she is walking again because of a device called the exoskeleton.
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Check back every Monday for a new episode of America's Presidents. Today's episode is on America's first president, George Washington.

George Washington: The President Who Did Not Want to Be President

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A professor at Stanford University asked his student to make beer in their dorm room. But before you get too excited, you need to know that it was for a class called The Archaeology of Food. And the assignment was to make beer according to a 5,000-year-old Chinese recipe.

How did the beer taste?

Stanford Students Brew Beer Using 5,000-Year-Old Chinese Recipe

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Some people say the United States higher education system is the best in the world. But the cost of a college education in the U.S. can be very high -- about 70 percent of students graduate with some debt. In 2014, the total amount of that debt in the U.S. reached about $1.2 trillion.

How Free Is 'Free College?'

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Monday is Presidents' Day in the U.S. At Learning English, we celebrate the day with a new history series - America's Presidents.
George Washington was the first president of the United States. He served from 1789 to 1797.
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A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group has begun "routine operations" in the South China Sea. The operations came despite a warning from China not to interfere with Chinese sovereignty in the area.

US Aircraft Carrier Begins Patrol in South China Sea

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02/18/2017 at 13:33. Facebook
What do you think "write your own rules" means?

A) do things the way you want to do them
or
B) follow the rules

Watch our English @ the Movies video to see if you picked the correct answer!

English @ the Movies: 'Write Your Own Rules'

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed into law constitutional changes designed to give him strong, wide powers.

Turks are to vote on the amendments April 16. However, some critics say the government is already taking action against opponents of the laws.

Arrests, Dismissals Continue under Presidential Powers in Turkey

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Washington's beloved Bao Bao will soon be leaving for China:

Giant Panda Bao Bao Prepares for China Move

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Human traffickers have often used airplanes as a way to quietly transport their victims. Yet one group, Airline Ambassadors International, or AAI, is training airline and airport workers to recognize signs of human trafficking.

Flight Attendants Train to Watch for Human Trafficking

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A girl from Kosovo peers through a giant Kosovo flag being displayed during the celebration of the 9th anniversary of the independence in capital Pristina.

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