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From Navy SEAL to doctor to astronaut

As part of the newest class of NASA astronauts, Jonny Kim is cleared for flight to the International Space Station, the moon and beyond.
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Dream of study in U.S. comes true for Tunisians

The dream of studying in America for a year comes true for scores of Tunisian students chosen for the State Department's Thomas Jefferson Scholarships.

The future of green tech: Reinventing the wheel (literally)

How can your everyday actions combat climate change? Here are five ways tech is transforming transportation.
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Meet the twin astronauts taking us closer to Mars

NASA scientists observe the differences in people who are genetically the same when one is in space and the other on Earth.

Everyday conversations for English learners: At the post office

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...
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In historic contact, NASA spacecraft touches asteroid

A NASA spacecraft made contact with an asteroid located millions of kilometers from Earth. Find out more about this historic space mission.

You don’t have to pay top dollar to learn English

It's often said that if you want the best, you have to "pay top dollar." But some of the best things in life — such as learning English — are indeed free.
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Helping 9/11 families pay for college

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund helps many dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks or aftermath pay for college.

International teens get a taste of U.S. college life

Secondary school students from around the world now can sample U.S. college life though the EducationUSA Academy, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.