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Historic photo of Duke Kahanamoku surfing in Hawaii (© Darling Archive/Alamy)

How Duke Kahanamoku popularized surfing

Surfing debuts at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Learn about Duke Kahanamoku, the native Hawaiian who popularized the sport around the world.
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.
Katherine Tai holding one hand in air while placing other on book held by man as Vice President Harris speaks (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Meet the woman who represents the United States in trade

Katherine C. Tai was recently sworn in as the 19th U.S. trade representative. Learn more about her and her priorities here.
Cars on road at sunset (© Artens/Shutterstock)

Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
Astronaut leaning on one arm while wearing space suit (© AP Images)

Remembering Michael Collins, trailblazing astronaut

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who died April 28, made history during the 1969 moon landing. Learn about his public service legacy.
Artist's rendering of people walking in hall with engraved words on one wall arranged around a stylized American flag (© Elia Architecture & Interiors)

A facade celebrating press freedom moves to Philadelphia

A stone tablet of the 45-word First Amendment is moving to Philadelphia, across from Independence Hall. Learn why and the message it sends to the world.
President Biden standing behind lectern during press conference (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

What is the White House Correspondents’ Association?

Most journalists covering the U.S. president and presidency belong to the White House Correspondents' Association. Learn how it began and why it matters.
Zainab Al-Suwaij (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

4 Arab Americans share their insights on the United States

These Arab Americans give speeches all over the world, detailing their experiences in the United States. Read their inspiring stories.
Hands reaching for food during iftar meal for Ramadan (© Boontoom Sae-Kor/Shutterstock)

American Muslims can depend on halal food

For Ramadan, learn about two American organizations that review and certify various goods to ensure they are halal, meaning they comply with Islamic law.