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Signing from the highest levels of government

Learn more about the important role federal American Sign Language interpreters have in maintaining our democracy.
Oprah Winfrey, in graduation gown, smiling, with outstretched arms (© Marcus Ingram/WireImage/Getty Images)

6 outstanding Americans educated at historically Black colleges and universities

What do Vice President Harris and retired football legend Jerry Rice have in common? They graduated from historically Black universities.
Native American sitting on rim of canyon playing flute (NPS History Collection/Thomas C. Gray)

Native Americans protect heritage, connect visitors to nature at U.S. parks

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is August 9. Get to know Charles Sams III, director of the U.S. National Park Service.
Photographs at exhibit (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Viewing 2 centuries of iconic American photos

The Library of Congress uses iconic and lesser-known photographs alike to tell America's story. Learn about some of those images.
San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge (© kropic1/Shutterstock.com)

Here’s where new businesses launch

Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston rank among the top five places in the world to build startups. Here's why.
Men playing chess outdoors (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Where do Americans play chess? Everywhere.

World Chess Day is July 20. Take a look at where Americans play chess and learn why the game is increasingly attracting children.
Image from James Webb Space Telescope showing star-formation region resembling craggy cliffs (NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI)

Webb telescope shows dazzling cosmic images

The lens of the James Webb Space Telescope offers a rare glimpse of the universe in all its glory. Learn how this helps scientists.
People shopping at grocery store (© Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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.