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Jill Biden and President Biden bowing heads before wreath (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Biden honors victims of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Biden honored those killed and praised the sacrifices of rescuers.
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaking while seated with flags in background (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

U.S. supports ‘dynamic and growing’ Indo-Pacific partners

The United States and Indo-Pacific partners are tackling the world's most pressing problems, from COVID-19 to the climate crisis.
Boy wearing glasses and T-shirt standing in front of mural (© Rubén Pizarro)

Bringing Silicon Valley to the children of nearby farm workers

Learn about a teenage tech dynamo who is bringing coding to the children of farm workers in the "salad bowl of the world."
Men working on large bronze statue of man riding horse (© Jackie Molloy/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

West Point honors Buffalo Soldiers

West Point is honoring Buffalo Soldiers who taught horsemanship to white cadets. Learn about these early African American soldiers.
Woman standing in front of pride flag (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Number of LGBTQI+ elected officials is growing in the United States

A new report shows that the number of LGBTQI+ elected officials in national, state and local government roles continues to rise in the U.S.
The Metropolitan Opera House is illuminated at dusk (© Kathy Willens/AP Images)

U.S. opera houses reopen to live audiences

As U.S. opera companies reopen their doors, many are finding new ways to lure back live audiences — and reconnect artists with opera lovers.
Woman smiling in front of laptop computer with open book nearby (© Shutterstock)

Readers without borders

Membership in reading groups grew beyond the limits of geography when meetings went virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two light beams shining into the night sky from the New York City skyline (© Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Americans across the country remember September 11 [photo gallery]

On the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, see how Americans have marked the event over the years.
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Slovakia and U.S. remember shared 9/11 firefighter tribute

On September 11, 2001, Slovakian firefighters offered to help their American counterparts in New York in as many ways as they could.