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Two towering piles of elephant tusks on fire (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Stopping criminals who traffic wildlife

Pangolins and rhinos are two of the most trafficked animals in Africa to satisfy intense demand from China. See what America's doing to thwart it.
President Biden touching his mask while sitting at desk with César Chávez bust and framed photos on table behind him (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

César Chávez’s place at the White House

President Biden added a bust of labor activist César Chávez to the Oval Office as a sign of his belief in the dignity of workers. Learn more about Chávez.
White and black arms with hands clasped inside heart-shaped outline (© Irina Dias/Shutterstock)

The Lovings paved the way for interracial marriages

Valentine's Day celebrates love, but it was once illegal for interracial couples to marry in certain U.S. states. The Lovings helped eliminate those laws.
Football player holding trophy in air as confetti falls and other players celebrate (© Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Super Bowl 2021 will be different

About 7,500 health care workers will see the game in person while most others will watch from home. Learn what else will change because of COVID-19.
Woman wearing safety glasses while looking at equipment (Courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Why science fairs matter in America

American science fairs help high school students put the STEM lessons they've learned to the test. Read what a veteran judge says about them.
Taxicabs lined on city street at night (© Kholood Eid/The New York Times/Redux)

How do journalists win Pulitzers?

Pulitzer Prizes recognize impactful American journalism, whether it's in the form of words, cartoons, photos or the spoken word. Learn why that matters.
Joe Biden on stage, pointing, with U.S. flag in foreground (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Joe Biden: America’s next president

Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be sworn in as America's 46th president on January 20. Learn more about his experience and what he hopes to achieve in office.
Children playing next to mural depicting Martin Luther King Jr. (© David Butow/Corbis/Getty Images)

At these schools, every day is Martin Luther King Day

In the U.S., dozens of schools are named after civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Learn how three of them embody his teachings all year.
Aerial view of circular memorial on tree-filled campus with mountains in background (© Sanjay Michael Suchak/UVA Today)

Remembering enslaved people who built a university

Without labor from more than 4,000 enslaved people, the University of Virginia would not exist. Learn what the school has done to honor them.