Pamela M. Prah

George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter standing together (© AP Images)

How quickly do presidents make key appointments?

President-elect Donald Trump faces many decisions, but few are so daunting as selecting the men and women who will fill his administration.
Catherine Cortez Masto in cafeteria (© AP Images)

Women score several ‘firsts’ in U.S. government in 2017

Women are making historic inroads at all levels of the U.S. government: federal, state and local.
Composite image of photos of six athletes (© AP Images)

Who made Athlete of the Year?

Professional basketball player LeBron James and Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles each won another top honor: 2016′s Athlete of the Year.
People standing and holding out cups (State Dept.)

New York City Marathon brings runners (and volunteers) from around the...

Nearly 10 percent of the volunteers at this year’s New York City Marathon will be exchange visitors from around the world.
Beyoncé singing into a microphone (© AP Images)

Who are Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women?

Fortune magazine recently came out with its 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list for 2016. Who do you think made it?
NASA astronaut wearing brightly colored spacesuit (© AP Images)

This NASA astronaut wears a very special spacesuit

Some childhood cancer patients got the chance to hand-paint a flight suit that NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is wearing aboard the International Space Station.
Carla Hayden speaking at podium (© AP Images)

Meet America’s new top librarian

Carla Hayden, former head of the Baltimore library system, is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress.
Fish made of recycled products in front of State Department (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Ocean art at State Department illustrates threat to marine life

A colorful fish made of plastic debris recovered from the ocean is displayed outside of the State Department to bring awareness of polluted waters.
Two people dancing on a stage (© Capture Studios, Almaty)

Celebrating 25 years of U.S.-Kazakhstan friendship in song and dance

More than 40,000 people sang, danced and made new friends during “USKZ Fest,” a three-day celebration of the U.S. - Kazakhstan relationship.