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The 4th of July in pictures: The USA’s biggest birthday party

What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4th complete with food and fireworks.
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U.S. researchers create ‘instantly rechargeable’ battery

A breakthrough battery has been developed that could change how we power our electric vehicles and help improve energy security around the world.
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Anime’s supersized U.S. audience [video]

Anime and manga — Japanese cartoons and comic books — have attracted fans of all ages in the U.S., leaving an indelible mark on American culture.
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Ridding the world of human trafficking

In releasing the annual human trafficking report, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls it “one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time.”
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June 28: Perspectives on ending violent crimes against the LGBTI community...

On Wednesday, June 28, law enforcement experts and LGBTI advocates will join a Pride Month webchat to discuss strategies to prevent violent crimes.
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Metropolitan Museum makes its art available to all

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has adopted an open-access policy for its artwork, allowing anyone to download free, high-resolution images.
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LGBTI rights: ‘Dignity and equality for all persons’

Check out which countries have advanced the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
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Philadelphia Orchestra makes music and friends in China

China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra, which has completed 11 tours in the country and participated in the World Expo in Shanghai.
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New York and Israel build a high-tech future

New York City, already known as a financial capital, wants to become a center of high-tech innovation and is turning to Israel for help.