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Glass vessel on display, people in silhouette behind it (© AP Images)

Nations join to restore Cairo’s Islamic art museum

After a monumental international effort, the Egyptian Museum of Islamic Art, closed by a terrorist bomb, is once again open to the public.
Istanbul skyline (© AP Images)

Turkish literature class brings history to light

“Through literature you really can get a window into the soul of a society,” says Heba El-Shazli, who teaches literature courses at a Washington bookstore.
President Trump and Malcom Turnbull seated and shaking hands (© AP Images)

Why did Trump and Turnbull meet on an aircraft carrier?

President Trump emphasized “the enduring bonds, deep friendship and close alliance" between the U.S. and Australia with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Police officers riding bicycles (U.S. Embassy Guatemala)

Trained in Miami, Guatemalan police patrol on bicycles

Busy pedestrian malls in Guatemala City have bicycle police patrolling the streets. They are part of an initiative to improve community-police relations.
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.