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These Republicans and Democrats put their politics aside. Here’s why.

Putting partisanship aside, young Republicans and Democrats are working together to help a Louisiana community after it was devastated by a flood.
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Diaspora voices: Ukrainians and Armenians to share their stories

If your family is from Ukraine or Armenia, share your stories by joining a webchat with top U.S. diplomats on September 8 at 9 a.m. EDT/1300 UTC.
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‘Emprendedor’ just might be the word of the year in Latin...

Are you looking for tips on the changing business climate? Tune in to the YLAI Network on September 7 with Ambassador David Thorne and IBM's Deborah Magid.
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Biden tries a new role: Officiating at a same-sex wedding

Did Vice President Biden find a new calling? He led the same-sex ceremony of two White House staffers and shared the event with a tweet that went viral.
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Building a credit history while starting a new life

Immigrants might be dismayed to learn that a good credit history doesn’t necessarily follow them to the United States, but they can take steps to build one.
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New emoji send a message about women

Coming soon to your smartphone keyboard: equality. New emoji will reflect diversity through professions and skin-tone options.
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A superhero takes flight anew

The original Superman's powers have been transferred to a teenager from Shanghai named Kenan Kong, the creation of California comic writer Gene Luen Yang.
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Immigrant voters: The key to victory?

To understand voters, politicians use census data. The most recent data found that almost 1 in 10 U.S. voters is an immigrant.
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Preserving the gifts of indigenous peoples

Anthropologists and ethnologists are among many who believe that something precious is lost when indigenous peoples lose their language and customs.