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Christmas trees and an illuminated ceiling in the grand foyer of the White House (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Holiday magic illuminates the White House

First lady Melania Trump has transformed the White House into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations that celebrate the spirit of the season.
George H.W. Bush at table in front of 'United States' sign (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

In tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st president

President George H.W. Bush has died, after a lifetime of serving his country and playing important roles on the world stage.
Compilation of close-ups of Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, and Antonin Scalia (© AP Images)

Trump honors 7 extraordinary Americans

President Trump has added the names of "seven extraordinary Americans" to the list of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Group photo of foreign service officers after being sworn in (State Dept.)

The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.
Illustration of man holding device connected to web that spans the globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

5G mobile broadband is coming. Here’s what it means.

The arrival of 5G mobile broadband is just around the corner. Learn how this superfast, fifth-generation technology will change the world.
Building with columns and large dome (© National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy)

Bringing the power of computing to arts and humanities

Discover how universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are applying techniques of modern computing to other academic disciplines.
Legs of blind woman walking on the sidewalk, using a white cane (Shutterstock)

How the blind can experience shopping or a solar eclipse [video]

A California company's smart glasses and remote, live assistants are opening doors for the blind and the visually impaired.
Mike Pompeo talking at lectern in front of crowd (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo affirms strong U.S.-Israel ties

Israel's democracy and prosperity set a model for U.S. hopes for the entire Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
Melania Trump walking past women waving flags (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump delivers books, balls and hope in Malawi

Melania Trump, in Africa, saw up close the needs of Malawi's children at a school with 110 pupils per teacher. The U.S. donates millions of books to Malawi.