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Refugees bring valuable language skills

Many refugees are highly skilled but struggle to find work. Now, an online language teaching service taps into their talents and helps them earn incomes.
Young girl standing on yellow words painted on road, raising her arm and wearing shirt with heart on it (© Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength

Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
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Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats [photo gallery]

Learn about some of the most pressing challenges to ocean health, how the U.S. government is working to address them, and what you can do to help.
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With liberty and justice for all: The advancement of LGBTQI+ rights...

Safeguarding the rights of LGBTQI+ people in the U.S. is part of a tradition of ensuring minority rights that is entwined with U.S. history.
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60 years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in space

Learn how astronaut Alan Shepard's 15-minute sub-orbital flight 60 years ago opened the door to lunar landings and other space missions.
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Universal design gains among homebuilders

Two architects discuss an approach to home design that offers ease, safety, accessibility and comfort to nearly everyone without sacrificing style.
Exposed beams, walls and ceiling of main hall of Etz Hayim synagogue (© Yusuf Tuvi)

U.S., Turkey join to protect cultural heritage

Even before signing a cultural property agreement, the U.S. and Turkey worked together to save a centuries-old synagogue that was on the verge of collapse.
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U.S. joins Latin American countries to protect Incan heritage

Learn how the U.S. has been helping three Andean countries ensure that their Incan and pre-Incan heritage sites will endure for generations to come.
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While keeping Holi, some Americans will welcome spring in summer

This year, Americans are adapting their Holi celebrations to the realities of a pandemic, but festivities are still being planned — carefully.