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Michelle Obama and Barack Obama dancing (© AP Images)

5 discoveries from Obama’s playlist

What do your music preferences say about you? Reaching Number 1 globally on Spotify, President Obama may have discovered a new career as a playlist maker.
Smiling President Obama surrounded by people taking pictures (© AP Images)

You can now message President Obama on Facebook

You can now send a note to President Obama on Facebook using the White House’s Messenger bot, the first of its kind for any government.
Waitress carrying three plates of food (© Shutterstock)

Want to walk on the moon? Start by taking a restaurant...

Successful people make it look easy, but most had to work hard to get to the top, often starting out by waiting tables or scooping ice cream.
Jesse Owens crossing finish line in race in large stadium (© Alamy/INTERFOTO)

U.S. Olympic standouts: A look back in photos

American athletes from earlier Olympics who broke records in their sports and barriers in society are remembered in this photo gallery.
Group of people running along road (U.S. Consulate Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Sharing the road, a runner is transformed [video]

Have you ever heard of an ultramarathon? Meet runner Dean Karnazes, who has run in all types of climates and made his way down the Silk Road.
People gathering at the Lincoln Memorial (Shutterstock)

The next star? Tourist sings national anthem at Lincoln Memorial. [video]

Would you take a dare to sing in public? A tourist visiting the Lincoln Memorial in Washington did, and the video is going viral.
Man running down barricaded street in race (© AP Images)

The runner known as Meb [video]

Mebrahtom "Meb" Keflezighi, the winner of the Boston and New York marathons, an Olympian, and a refugee, gives back as a mentor to young runners.
Pile of U.S. $100 bills (© AP Images)

2015 was Americans’ most generous year ever

Americans gave $373.25 billion to charities and nonprofits in 2015, with a 17.4 percent rise in giving to international affairs organizations.
Meryl Streep hugging Michelle Obama from behind (White House/Amanda Lucidon)

A star-studded push for gender equality

During the United State of Women Summit, companies will discuss the gender-pay gap and developing programs for future female entrepreneurs.