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03/27/2017 at 03:14. Facebook
The Crossrail project, an underground railway tunnel, is designed to reduce traffic in London. But the project has also provided Britain’s capital city with a view into its 8,000-year-old history.

8,000 Years of London History Discovered Underground

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03/27/2017 at 03:10. Facebook
The Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic religions share ownership of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Disputes between them had prevented repairs from taking place.

It was the first time that workers have repaired the religious shrine since 1810.

After Months of Repairs, Burial Place of Jesus Reopens

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03/27/2017 at 01:06. Facebook
Go ahead and share this post.

A new study says that people are more likely to believe information shared by someone they trust. The source of the information is not as important to them.

The Importance of Sharing on Social Media

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03/27/2017 at 00:56. Facebook
Political satire has a long tradition in the U.S. Ben Franklin, an American founding father, wrote satire to make fun of the British during the war of Independence.
But satire goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks 2,400 years ago when Aristophanes made fun of the Peloponnesian War.

Political Satire Has a Long Tradition in the US

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03/27/2017 at 00:54. Facebook
Like his father, Quincy Adams had a sharp mind and a difficult personality. And, like his father, Quincy Adams served only one four-year term in office.

But Quincy Adams went on to have many successful years working in a different job. He is the only former president (so far) to serve in the House of Representatives.

John Quincy Adams: Great Diplomat, Poor Politician

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03/25/2017 at 12:33. Facebook
What do you think "power nap" means?

A) I am very tired
or
B) I took a fast nap

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

English @ the Movies: 'Power Nap'

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03/25/2017 at 06:51. Facebook
Most of the committee’s almost 1,200 members are loyal to the Chinese leadership in Beijing. They are expected to support Carrie Lam, China’s choice for chief executive.

Hong Kong’s New Leader to be Chosen Sunday

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03/25/2017 at 03:51. Facebook
Doctors at an American hospital have successfully operated on a baby born with four legs and two spines.

The 10-month old baby girl is known only as ‘Dominique’ from Ivory Coast. She is reported to be recovering well.

US Doctors Successfully Operate on Baby With Four Legs

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03/25/2017 at 01:50. Facebook
The life story of Private First Class Maria Daume is very different from anyone else in the United States Marines.

She was born in a prison in Siberia. Her parents died when she was two years old.

Female US Marine Makes History

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03/25/2017 at 00:39. Facebook
This week, we bring you Part 3 of William Wilson, by Edgar Allen Poe!

'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Three

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03/24/2017 at 21:31. Facebook
A young boy sells balloons in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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03/24/2017 at 17:39. Facebook
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03/24/2017 at 12:46. Facebook
Today on English @ the Movies we talk about the saying "power nap" from the movie "The Boss Baby." This is a funny cartoon movie about a boy who gets a new baby brother-- who looks, and sounds, like a little man.

What do you think "power nap" means?

A) I am very tired
or
B) I took a fast nap

Watch our video to see if you got the correct answer!

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03/24/2017 at 08:07. Facebook
Do you know the meaning of this week's News Word?

News Words: Hack

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03/24/2017 at 03:06. Facebook
A first-round tennis match at the Miami Open in Florida was delayed on Wednesday due to a surprise visitor.

An iguana!

Iguana Becomes Star of Tennis Match in Miami

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03/24/2017 at 01:06. Facebook
A recovery operation has raised the Sewol ferry, which sank off South Korea’s southern coast almost three years ago.

304 people, many of them high school students, died when the Sewol sank in April 2014.

Sunken Passenger Ship Raised in South Korea

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03/24/2017 at 00:05. Facebook
A new public opinion study shows many Canadians are unhappy about people entering Canada illegally from the United States.

Some Canadians Disapprove of Migrants Crossing from US

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In this Everyday Grammar, we are going to explore infinitives and the words that they often modify.

Infinitives in Everyday Speech

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The world's oldest steam engine train is back on track after being repaired in India.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the attacker who killed three people near the British Parliament was born in Britain. And he was investigated by the country's intelligence agency MI-5 "in relation to concerns about violent extremism."

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for London Attack

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