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U.S. food co-ops help locals live well

Food cooperatives in the United States provide nutritious food for their members, as well as economic and social benefits.
Man reading to young girl (U.S. Embassy San José)

U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica follows in her father’s footsteps

As the U.S. celebrates Father's Day, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Cynthia Telles shares memories of her father, who once held that post.
Low angle of vehicle passing sunflowers on side of road (© Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

The latest buzz about U.S. roads

Diseases, pesticides and habitat loss threaten wild pollinators like bees. Learn how a new U.S. grant program aims to reverse that trend.
Illustration of magnifying glass showing bacteria and germs on green vegetables (© Shutterstock.com)

How U.S. food recalls protect consumers

World Food Safety Day is June 7. Take time to learn about food recalls, why they matter and now they keep Americans safe.
Little boy wearing Marine uniform standing amid headstones looking down at grave (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

How Arlington became a final resting place for veterans

America honors fallen U.S. soldiers on Memorial Day. Learn more about Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of them were laid to rest.
Hand wrapped in leather straps of tefillin holding electronic tablet over Torah (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

Diversity has long defined America’s Jewish community

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Learn why Jewish people in the United States mirror the country's diversity and why the face of Judaism is changing.
Compilation photo with poster featuring 'American Red Cross' (© FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) and profile portrait of Clara Barton (© AP Images)

The American Red Cross helps those who suffer

When Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881, it helped Americans recover from natural disasters. Learn how its mission expanded — to the world.
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Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
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How the U.S. fights diseases worldwide

World Immunization Week begins April 24. Learn how the U.S. is helping protect people around the world from numerous diseases.