Jill Biden speaking to students in a classroom (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

As U.S. students show appreciation for teachers, they can touch the...

First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are not the first educators to take on ceremonial White House roles.
Man and woman embracing (© AP Images)

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders who shaped U.S. society [photo gallery]

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Meet a few Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who made their mark in the United States.
Two people holding camera equipment near woman (© 20th Century Fox/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy)

In the United States, these creators can express themselves freely

Chloé Zhao and Khet Mar had to come to America from their homelands to tell their stories openly and without government censorship.
Artist's rendering of people walking in hall with engraved words on one wall arranged around a stylized American flag (© Elia Architecture & Interiors)

A facade celebrating press freedom moves to Philadelphia

A stone tablet of the 45-word First Amendment is moving to Philadelphia, across from Independence Hall. Learn why and the message it sends to the world.
Woman wearing clerical collar receiving injection in arm (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

What do U.S. religious leaders say about vaccination? [photo gallery]

Learn how faith leaders across America are reaching out to their flocks, combining science with scripture and combating vaccine hesitancy with education.
Murals on embassy walls (State Dept.)

U.S. Embassy in Beijing offers ‘Art for the People’

“Art for the People,” a new exhibition on the exterior walls of the U.S. Embassy in China, showcases freedom of expression through American street art.
Small helicopter flying over barren surface of Mars (NASA JPL)video

Meet the Burmese American who led NASA’s flight on Mars [video]

NASA is using a small helicopter to explore Mars. Learn more about the Burmese American woman who helped make Ingenuity's historic flight possible.
Zainab Al-Suwaij (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

4 Arab Americans share their insights on the United States

These Arab Americans give speeches all over the world, detailing their experiences in the United States. Read their inspiring stories.
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Women tackle firefighting’s risks and rewards

Women in the United States are rising up the ranks of firefighting and leading all-female crews in a field traditionally dominated by men. Learn more here.