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AUG

Scary Teen Stories, a Gold Mine for Studios, Streaming Companies

Scary folk tales and urban legends have always captivated people's imaginations, especially those of the young. Now, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," a collection of short stories for children by author Alvin Schwartz and illustrator Stephen Gammell has been adapted by Oscar-winning producer Guillermo Del Toro and director André Øvredal. During its opening weekend, the movie grossed more than $20 million, proving again that teen horror flicks are a lucrative genre. Penelope Poulou has more.
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AUG

Worth of a Girl: VOA Looks at Devastating Effects of Child Marriage

About 650 million girls worldwide were married before age 18. That is about 17% of the world's female population, according to UNICEF. These marriages often keep girls from completing their education and can lead to devastating psychological and physical consequences. In a yearlong project, Voice of America met with child brides from Albania to Pakistan to Tanzania.Jesusemen Oni has more.
 
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AUG

American Football Team Holds Unique Place in the NFL

Next month, the National Football League, America's professional football league, will open its 100th season with a game featuring its oldest rivalry, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, teams that first faced off in 1921. The Green Bay Packers, based in a city of just more than 100,000 in the state of Wisconsin, hold a number of distinctions, among them: they play in the smallest market for any major U.S. sports franchise, and they are publicly owned. VOA's Jeff Custer has more from Green Bay.
 
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AUG

Georgetown Home Where Camelot Was Born

Jacqueline Kennedy, the former first lady of the United States would have turned 90 years old this summer. On the occasion of the anniversary, Maksim Moskalkov visited the house where she first met John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago.
 
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AUG

New York Artist Dresses Up Buildings

Amanda Browder works with fabrics of all kinds. But, instead of creating clothing for people, she "dresses up" buildings with her unique style of installation art. Maxim Moskalkov has the story.
 
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JUL

World Champions Crowned in Annual Thumb vs. Thumb Combat Sport

In the world of combat sports, only one emerges with a consensus thumbs-up vote.  This weekend in Britain, judges crowned the strongest digits in this year’s men’s, women’s and children’s World Thumb Wrestling Championships.  VOA’s Arash Arabasadi points the way to victory.
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JUL

Flora Cash - A Swedish Pop Group Making a Splash

The Swedish indie pop duo, Flora Cash, is new in the pop/rock world but has been gaining popularity with a hit song on the charts and a newly-released record.  It also has been gaining a following, especially among Albanian-American fans because one of its members, Shresa Lleshaj, is of Albanian descent.  The duo recently performed in Baltimore, and VOA's Ardita Dunellari was there. 
 
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JUL

Changing Young Lives Through Dance Camp

Like other summer camps in America, AileyCamp helps its participants learn valuable leadership skills. But it has something that others probably don't: rhythm. That's because the camp was created by world-renowned dancer, choreographer and director Alvin Ailey. As Faith Lapidus reports, the program is now in its 31st summer.
 
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JUL

The Ice Cream America Has Enjoyed for a Century

Americans love ice cream so much that in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. VOA's Karina Bafradzhian traveled to Savannah, Georgia, to try ice cream at a legendary parlor that has been making the cool treat for almost a century. 

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