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Equality for Americans with disabilities: A timeline

Learn about some landmark events that led to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects from discrimination in all areas of life.
Overhead view of city with blue-lighted walkways (© MVRDV/Ossip van Duivenbode)

Old highways and rail lines become gardens and walkways

Seoul, Sydney and Jerusalem are among cities that took a cue from New York and repurposed their old highways and railways into park and trails.
Man with a hat and sunglasses next to a man looking into film camera (© AFP/Getty)

The Japanese director whose work has had a lasting influence on...

America’s greatest living filmmakers speak with a common theme when talking about Japan’s legendary screenwriter and director Akira Kurosawa.
Woman racing in wheelchair (© AP Images)

How the Americans with Disabilities Act levels the playing field

When a Paralympic athlete was told she couldn't race for her school team, she filed a lawsuit and won, with help from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
People walking towards dome (U.S. Embassy Astana)

Astana joins the expo tradition: A photo review of past expos

Astana is on the world’s stage as the capital city of Kazakhstan hosts the biggest international exposition in Eurasian history. Check out past expos.
Boy sitting in one of three chairs while others swim in Dead Sea (© AP Images)

U.S. brokers water pact between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

Israel will sell freshwater to Gaza and the West Bank as part of a recent agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Two versions of solar eclipse stamp (USPS)

Live stream a solar eclipse … or experience it on this...

A new U.S. stamp is the first stamp depicting a solar eclipse that is printed in thermochromic ink, which changes color when you touch it.
Wonder Woman holding shield and removing sword from scabbard (© 2017 Warner Bros./Clay Enos)

Wonder Woman smashes box-office records and gender stereotypes

The Wonder Woman movie, directed by American Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli Gal Gadot, is bringing attention to women's roles in Hollywood and beyond.
Illustration of man in foreground holding mobile phone, and three tractor operators in background (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Hello Tractor: An app to connect farmers with tractors on demand

Jehiel Oliver, "that crazy tractor guy," started a business providing on-demand tractor services to small-scale farmers. Where will it go next?