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U.S. preserves Iranian Embassy for Iranian people [video]

The United States awaits the day the Iranian government embraces democracy and supports the Iranian people rather than oppression.
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Test your knowledge of African-American history [quiz]

How much do you know about African-American achievements in civil rights, technology, sports and more? Test your knowledge and share your results!
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International visitors to U.S. on the rise [infographic]

People from all over the world are visiting the U.S. in growing numbers and spending more money during their travels, according to the latest data.
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Hollywood: Still a magnet for worldwide talent

Actors and filmmakers from Poland to Taiwan have contributed to the world's first and most profitable film industry, centered in Hollywood, California.
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U.S. celebrates the Tibetan New Year

The United States has long shared a special affinity for the people of Tibet, and hosts an annual "Losar" event with Tibetan friends and officials.
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Frederick Douglass: A symbol of freedom beyond America’s shores

Frederick Douglass' powerful story of his life as a slave and his escape to freedom is inspiring writers and readers far beyond the U.S.
Illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. above street sign bearing his name (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Where streets have one name: Martin Luther King Jr.

February is Black History Month. Learn what inspired dozens of countries to name thousands of streets after Martin Luther King Jr.
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Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents [quiz]

Every February, Americans honor their presidents. Take our quiz to see how much you know about U.S. presidents. Share your results!
Four heads of presidents carved into the side of a mountain, Mount Rushmore (© AP Images)

Presidents memorialized

Around the United States, numerous memorials — some famous, some obscure — honor those people who served as U.S. president.