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Woman showing girl how to brush her teeth using large model of teeth (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Bringing smiles and dental care to Djibouti

U.S. army soldiers are teaching children in Djibouti about nutrition and dental health. Learn more about the difference they are making.
Photo showing fossilized human footprints (© National Park Service/AP Images)

Oldest human fossil footprints in North America found in New Mexico

Scientists discovered human footprints in New Mexico believed to be 23,000 years old. The findings could aid research on the last ice age.
Opening shot of video with headshots of 25 MacArthur grant winners (© John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Celebrating the 2021 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ innovators [video]

The MacArthur Foundation announced the winners of its annual "genius grants." Read about how the winners are using their creativity.
Mural depicting many African American historical figures (Courtesy of Collection of the Hampton University Museum)

Preserving a historic African American mural for future generations

Learn about an important piece of art that the National Trust for Historic Preservation is working to protect for future generations.
Joe Biden sitting facing screen showing virtual summit participants (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. will donate 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide

The U.S. already donates more COVID-19 vaccine doses than all other countries combined and will be donating an additional 500 million doses.
Woman with box strapped to her back walking across narrow bridge in mountains (© UNICEF/Ngakhusi)

U.S. supports vaccinations in hard-to-reach communities

In cooperation with international partners, the U.S. is working to get COVID-19 vaccines to people in the world's isolated communities.
Female coach giving American football player in uniform instructions during practice (© Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

Women tackle new opportunities in the NFL

The NFL will start the 2021 season with a record number of female coaches. Learn how the league is increasing women's roles in football.
Person in protective gear giving vaccine to woman (© Vincent Thian/AP Images)

U.S. COVID-19 vaccine donations boost immunizations worldwide

U.S.-donated vaccines are helping governments protect citizens from COVID-19. Learn more about America's campaign to vaccinate the world.
Nyjah Huston in midair with inverted skateboard in rink (© Alessandra Tarantino/AP Images)

Meet Olympic skateboarder Nyjah Huston [poster]

Nyjah Huston, a three-time world champion skateboarder, is a member of the USA Skateboarding Team. Skateboarding is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.