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At Thanksgiving, Americans reach out to those in need

Learn how two U.S. charities are helping the needy on Thanksgiving Day while navigating new safety requirements during a public health crisis.
Sarah Paiji Yoo standing at kitchen counter with cleaning products (© Blueland)

These women entrepreneurs spotted a need — and met it

Meet six U.S. businesswomen who run successful companies, and learn how they pursue their visions and approach their work.
'Campaign Song' sheet music cover (Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana/LOC)

U.S. campaign songs stir the public imagination [video]

For more than 200 years, America's freewheeling presidential campaigns have relied on music to connect with voters. That tradition is still going strong.
Sam Brownback speaking at lectern (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

U.S. Ambassador Sam Brownback on religious freedom

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, discusses the importance of fighting religious oppression around the world.
Woman floating upside down (NASA)

Honoring Hispanic-American leaders

Hispanic Americans have contributed to every segment of U.S. society. Here are five whose talents have propelled them to the top of their fields.
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Accuracy matters when it comes to jobs reports

Learn how the U.S. calculates its jobless numbers, and why policymakers and job seekers alike depend on timely, transparent economic data.
Five men breaking up farmland with hand tools (USAID/Micah Clemens)

U.S. helps developing countries to help themselves

Learn how the United States' foreign aid mission promotes U.S. values while supporting partner countries' paths to self-sufficiency.
Illustration of laptop with man onscreen blowing shofar, next to candles and holiday foods (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans blend tradition, creativity for Rosh Hashanah

Learn how Jewish Americans are adapting their holiday rituals to accommodate the observance of Rosh Hashanah during a public health crisis.
Different kinds of pastries in box (© Piroshky Piroshky Bakery LLC)

In the U.S., it’s easy to start a small business

Entrepreneurs will find plenty of resources through the U.S. Small Business Administration to help them establish — and expand — their businesses.