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Giving young refugees a voice in the U.S.

Ahmed Badr, a refugee from Baghdad, created a nongovernmental organization in the U.S. to help other displaced young people express themselves.
Jennifer Granholm gesturing while speaking into microphone (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

5 contributors to U.S. society with ties to Canada

Happy Canada Day! July 1 is a day to recognize Canadians and their contributions. Learn about five remarkable Canadians making a name for themselves.
Two people carrying reeds across field (© Quirina Luna Geary)

Preserving one Native American tribe’s language and culture

Meet Quirina Geary, a Northern California activist who is working to keep the Mutsun language alive by studying and teaching.
Zahid Quraishi holding hand up (© Tom Williams/AP Images)

Zahid Quraishi, a son of immigrants, confirmed as first Muslim federal...

Zahid Quraishi was recently confirmed as America's first Muslim to serve as a federal judge. Learn more about this son of Pakistani immigrants.
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Howard University honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy

The late "Black Panther" star and Howard University alumnus believed in the power of the arts to change society. Now, his legacy will be honored.
Young girl standing on yellow words painted on road, raising her arm and wearing shirt with heart on it (© Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

Juneteenth: A day to celebrate Black communities’ strength

Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
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Turkish American women tackle the challenges of government

Turkish Americans proudly serve in the U.S. government, part of the diverse community that makes U.S. foreign policy so strong.
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What’s on the walls of Biden’s Oval Office?

Learn more about the portraits of presidents, presidential hopefuls and social justice leaders that sit across from President Biden's desk.
Proposed U.S. coin designs showing Sally Ride and Maya Angelou (U.S. Mint)

New U.S. coins will honor heroic American women

The U.S. Mint will begin honoring notable American women on currency in 2022. Find out more about two women selected to appear on U.S. quarters.