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Young poets honored at the White House

President and Mrs. Obama have created a program to honor student poets from across the United States. Five young poets met the Obamas at the White House.
Brooklyn Navy Yard with signs posted on exterior brick wall (© littleny / Shutterstock)

European business incubator to open in New York

Europe’s largest business incubator will open its first U.S. site in New York City. It's designed to boost international opportunities for startups.
People of different religions standing outside talking (© AP Images)

Religion and race in America: An October 4 online chat

Religious diversity is part of what defines America, but it has also presented challenges to leaders and civil society on how to respect citizens' beliefs.
Tiered building at sunset reflecting off black tiles (© Alan Karchmer/Smithsonian Institution)

Get a sneak peek at the new African-American history museum [video]

The Obamas visited the National Museum of African-American History and Culture ahead of its opening on September 24. Watch the video for a tour.
SecrJohn Kerry speaking at lectern, large Our Ocean sign in background (State Dept.)

Where are the new marine protected areas?

The world just got 40 new marine protected areas covering 4 million square kilometers to protect the ocean from overfishing and pollution.
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins standing, with arms folded (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Foundation awards new MacArthur ‘genius grants’

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced this year's 23 MacArthur fellows — recipients of its "genius grants" — on September 22.
Illustration of man watching debate on tablet.

By TV, Twitter and Facebook, U.S. presidential debates are coming

The U.S. presidential debates will be available to the world, a majority of which is likely to watch at a computer or with a handheld device.
Man standing next to sign reading 'You spend too much on power' (VOA)video

Nigeria’s startups get boost from President Buhari, Facebook’s Zuckerberg [video]

Young entrepreneurs seeking ways to overcome various social challenges got the chance to win $8,000 and meet the president of Nigeria and Mark Zuckerberg.
Women wearing bright costumes dancing in parade (State Dept./S. Speranza)

In pictures: Caribbean carnival’s pageantry and pride

Caribbean Americans celebrate Carnival each year with parades, costumes, and music. Here's a glimpse of the celebrations in New York.