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Hi. I'd like to rent a car. Sure. Do you have reservations? Yes, I do. What's your last name? Lee. My first name is Brian.
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When people think of American music, they probably think of rap or rock-and-roll or jazz. What many may not realize is that these “American” sounds are all tied to a common place.
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“Lobbying” is an attempt to influence a legislator’s vote on a bill. Lobbying has been a legal activity since the earliest days of the United States.
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It was only Nursultan Nazarbayev's second visit to the White House since 2001. But Kazakhstan's geo-political importance in Central Asia has not been downplayed by the Bush administration.
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Jen: That must be hard because that’s actually having him get out of his comfort zone.
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January first. The beginning of a new year. As far back in history as we can tell, people have celebrated the start of a new year.
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Jen: Have you been to a restaurant that maybe a hostess said “It’s first come first served”?
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Officials in India’s southern state of Kerala have placed a tax on hamburgers, pizza and other fast food. The 14.5 percent tax will be added to foods at restaurants such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Burger King.
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Each individual may define the American dream differently. But the general idea is that a person in the United States has the freedom to carry out his or her goals.
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We humans spend about one-third of our lives asleep. This may sound like a lot of time, but it is not wasted.
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You can order plenty of sweet, tasty treats at Leon’s Frozen Custard in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The restaurant’s many offerings include hot fudge sundaes, banana splits and root beer floats.
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Hey, thanks for coming! No problem! Thank you for inviting me to your house warming party.
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The Chinese philosopher Confucious was reported to have said, "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without."
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If you are not making as much progress as you'd hoped, you are not alone. You may be surprised to know that a number of teachers do not know how to effectively teach this skill.
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The English language has many chicken idioms and expressions. And, for the most part, none of them represent anything good.
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The word "scuba" stands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. Knowing how to dive opens up an entire underwater world of coral, fish, and other creatures.
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An international team of biologists and physicists was able to estimate the ages of 28 dead female Greenland sharks by studying the lenses of their eyes. It is a new way to learn the age of an animal.
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You can play many different games on a pool table. One of them is called Eight Ball.
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It used to cost the Chicago mass transit authority $20 million a year to clean up graffiti, or rude decorations, that people had spray-painted on subway cars, buses and station signs.
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Exercise not only improves your appearance. It can also improve your health. Exercise helps to reduce the risk of some diseases. They include heart disease, stroke, type-two diabetes, osteoporosis and even some kinds of cancer.
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