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President Obama's remarks on Syria crisis

The situation in Syria is extremely complicated and seems to constantly be in flux. President Obama addressed the nation to talk about both the possibility of a peaceful solution and the prospect of...
regime, humanitarian, settlement, massacre, clutch, implore, gruesome, holocaust, dictator, view list...
26 words

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

It has been 50 years since Martin Luther King's landmark "I Have A Dream" Speech was delivered in Washington, D.C. This weekend thousands of people gathered there to commemorate the event. Here are 25...
apex, successor, memorial, proclaim, bias, jolt, landmark, hubris, vast, view list...
25 words

New Shakespeare Lines Discovered?

A University of Texas professor thinks he has proof that Shakespeare is the true author of a section of Thomas Kyd's " The Spanish Tragedy." The key to his analysis is reexamining Shakespeare's messy...
definitive, terse, query, idiosyncratic, perilous, endeavor, elegy, retract, prestigious, view list...
32 words

Frankenburger!

The first hamburger grown in a lab was tasted this week. What does this mean for the future of meat? Here are 13 words to help with the science behind the so-called "Frankenburger." Drawn from Bring...
ethical, sustain, presume, consumption, prosperous, in vitro, conventional, viable, feasible, view list...
13 words

Firefighter Tragedy Benefits Controversy

The nation mourned the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona in June. Now a controversy has arisen over the payments some of the families will receive based on the firefighters' employment status at...
fickle, compensation, engulf, next of kin, dependent, deem, posthumously, retroactive, comprehend, view list...
11 words

Fed Chair Choices

The lobbying for Federal Reserve Chairmanship is generating a lot of controversy. The tale encompasses whispers about sexism and accusations of "in crowd" elitism. Here are 23 words from the New York...
intertwine, hierarchy, rival, protege, successor, fractious, stimulus, collaborative, roil, view list...
23 words

Royal Baby on Display

New York Times' Television columnist Alessandra Stanley's reaction to the first viewing of the new Prince takes in the actual event and its broader significance as television the whole world...
tableau, heir, pomp, glimpse, rite, easel, dote, fiasco, seclusion, view list...
10 words

Intelligence leaks

In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, here are words from in and around the world of espionage, as the Obama administration looks into rooting out any further leakers. (NYT July 21, 2013)
tally, dismayed, contractor, indictment, trace, cascade, latitude, qualm, deter, view list...
31 words
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