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Death Valley in bloom (© AP Images)

ShareAmerica: Trending Now

Welcome to Trending Now, a weekly snapshot of what’s happening in the United States that you might have missed.
Multicolored restaurant dish (Francesco Tonelli)

New York restaurant named best in the world

For the first time in more than 10 years, an American restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, has been named the best restaurant in the world.
Two Frederick Douglass quarters resting on old books (U.S. Mint)

New coin honors Frederick Douglass

The U.S. has a new coin featuring Frederick Douglass, a prominent African American who escaped slavery in 1838 and later became a statesman.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sitting at dinner table (© AP Images)

Watch Trump’s grandchildren sing for China’s Xi [video]

Ivanka Trump tweeted out part of a hit performance: two of her children singing in Mandarin for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Peng Liyuan, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump and Melania Trump lined up for picture (© AP Images)

Trump holds first meeting with China’s Xi

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed China’s President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
Two children playing soccer (Courtesy of Spirit of Soccer)

How soccer can save lives

April 4 is International Mine Awareness Day. Learn how teaching kids soccer can protect them from land mines.
Black-and-white portrait of Juman Doley-Alomary (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding)

Arab-American women: Making their mark and sharing their stories

Across the country, Arab-American women are building businesses and careers while supporting their communities and encouraging others to develop and grow.
Melania Trump (© AP Images)

First lady honors courageous women from around the world

First lady Melania Trump honored a group of women from around the world for their bravery in fighting for women's empowerment and human rights.
Rex Tillerson and Xi Jinping sitting in front of mural (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits China on first trip to Asia as top diplomat

The United States seeks to forge "a constructive and results-oriented relationship" with China, Secretary Tillerson said during a recent visit to Beijing.