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Guy Raz, host of NPR’s ‘How I Built This,’ on entrepreneurship

Guy Raz is the host of the podcast “How I Built This,” where he interviews entrepreneurs, innovators and executives from all over the world.
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Team USA wins Bocuse d’Or cooking competition

For the first time, an American team has won gold at the Bocuse d'Or, considered the cooking world’s equivalent of the Olympics.
Front and back of gold coin (U.S. Mint)

The new face of U.S. currency: An African-American ‘Lady Liberty’

For the first time in the history of U.S. currency, the United States will make a coin featuring Lady Liberty as an African-American woman.
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Presidential letters to successors: What do they say?

When Donald Trump arrived at the White House after being sworn in as the 45th president, waiting for him was a letter from his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Dragon puppet on street (© AP Images)

The Year of the Rooster: How are Americans celebrating?

People across the United States and around the world will come together to celebrate the Lunar New Year, one of many winter holidays celebrated in America.
Maria Daume wearing camouflage makeup and military uniform (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Greg Thomas)

From Russia to the Marines, her next stop is infantry school

Born in a Russian prison, Maria Daume has become one of the first women to graduate from U.S. Marine Corps basic training and qualify for infantry school.
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Inauguration weekend also means charitable donations

Washington restaurants are planning to donate part of their profits from the presidential inauguration to local charities that serve the community.
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The National Mall: Coming together in America’s backyard

Located right in the heart of Washington, the National Mall hosts almost 3,000 events every year, from political protests to kite festivals.
Illustration of blue objects orbiting and creating waves (R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL)

Discovery of gravitational waves named top breakthrough of 2016 [video]

Science magazine has named the discovery of gravitational waves as the top scientific breakthrough of 2016.