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Twelve Mispronounced U.S. Place Names
Place names in the United States are ahodgepodge , a seemingly random collection, of different languages. This can make pronunciation a bit difficult, even for people who live here. From the Pacific Northwest to the eastern shores, some names are
Silent Monks Learn to Speak for Revenue
On a 500-hectareestateof rolling hills in the Virginia countryside live 11 Trappistmonks . There used to be almost 70. But the decision to become a monk is not as popular as it once was. This might explain why: The monks follow the Rule of St. Benedict,
Supreme Court Helps Define ‘One Person, One Vote’
“One person, one vote” is a guidingprincipleof American democracy. But its exact meaning continues to be debated. The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided one dispute. In April, the courtruledthat states can count allresidentsto set up election districts
Americans Who Gave Up Passports Tell Why
Donna-Lane Nelson was so upset after giving up her U.S. citizenship that shethrew up . “Like the day I wasdivorced , this was one of the saddest of my life,” Nelson wrote of the day in 2011 her paper work torenounceU.S. citizenship was approved. In
Large Cars on Top At New York Auto Show
SUVs – or sports utility vehicles – are very popular with Americans. The large vehicle is part truck and part car. Strength and size combined with comfort. Some well-known sports utility vehicles are the Jeep Cherokee, the Cadillac Escalade and the Toyota
Are Teenagers Mature Enough to Vote?
In Ohio's presidentialprimaryrecently, 17-year-olds were permitted to vote. That's unusual because the voting age in the United States is 18. But during this election campaign, some people want to change the voting rules. In Ohio, a judge ruled that
Americans Take 80% of World’s Opioid Supply
The U.S. government is dealing with anepidemicofopioiduse. Americans make up about 4.6 percent of the world's population, but consume 80 percent of the world's opioid supply. That information comes from the American Society of Interventional Pain
From Child of Freed Slaves to Millionaire
Hers is a “ rags to riches ” story. Madam C.J. Walker went from poverty -- being the daughter of freed slaves -- to being a wealthy African-American businesswoman. She was a millionaire at a time when African-American women usually cleaned houses or