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Framed pictures hanging on wall of Oval Office (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

What’s on the walls of Biden’s Oval Office?

Learn more about the portraits of presidents, presidential hopefuls and social justice leaders that sit across from President Biden's desk.
Pete Buttigieg raises hand and places other on book held by Chasten Buttigieg as Kamala Harris speaks (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Biden administration appoints record number of LGBTQI+ officials

Meet four U.S. officials who have broken new ground as the first openly LGBTQI+ people in their positions as a part of the most diverse administration.
Hands holding a cellphone with ShakeAlert warning displayed (U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior)

U.S. system will alert millions to earthquakes

The ShakeAlert mobile app, which took over a decade to create, will tell residents to seek cover before a 5.0 magnitude or higher earthquake.
Kazi Mannan standing outside his restaurant (© Kazi Mannan)

Pakistani entrepreneurs flourish in the U.S.

Meet Kazi Mannan, Khalida Brohi, Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali — entrepreneurs from Pakistan who moved to the United States to pursue their dreams.
Three large screens set up in elaborate hall containing screen views of leaders at virtual meeting (© Leah Millis/AP Images)

The United States is committed to promoting a prosperous Africa

Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the United States' commitment to Africa through his first virtual trip to Nigeria and Kenya on April 27.
Top: Aerial view of farmland. Bottom: Los Angeles skyline (Both images © Shutterstock)

These volunteers and fellows will take on California’s climate issues

The new California Climate Action Corps, a group of community volunteers and paid fellows, will work with the state's government on environmental problems.
Harriet Tubman posing for photograph (© Harvey B. Lindsley/Library of Congress/AP Images)

Archaeologists find lost home of Harriet Tubman

A team of researchers has discovered the site where Harriet Tubman was raised. The home was later used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Sun seen through haze above city (© Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Images)

The United States works with Thailand to improve its air

Air pollution affects countries across Southeast Asia. Learn more about how the U.S. and Thailand are working together to reduce pollution.
Two men sitting in internet cafe, one working on laptop, the other talking on cellphone (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

A free press requires an open internet

Free expression on the internet is a human rights issue, and organizations such as Access Now and the Freedom Online Coalition are standing up for it.