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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Illustration of 19th-century cargo schooner offshore, with Africans in rowboat arriving at the shore (© The History Collection/Alamy)

How the Amistad helped America live up to its ideals

The Amistad case helped dozens of Africans escape slavery and forced America to live up to its founding ideals. Read more about it here.
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Six remarkable women honored posthumously

Learn more about the six phenomenal women recently inducted into the storied National Women's Hall of Fame and why they made the cut.
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Ball drop goes virtual for New Year’s Eve

Learn how the famous New Year's Eve celebration in New York will be different this year and how you can join the party wherever you are.