Lit oil lamps arranged in a pattern on the ground (© Shutterstock)

Americans celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali

Learn about the Festival of Lights that Hindus observe every fall. This is part of a series about religious holidays as observed by Americans.
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Religion and community in the United States

The many religious faiths practiced in the United States form communities around them. Congregations celebrate events and in turn enrich society.
Tourists posing in front of the Statue of Liberty (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Top 3 U.S. states international tourists visit

See where international visitors go when they travel to the United States and what attracts them to these U.S. destinations.
Quentin Tarantino standing in front of movie billboard (© KGC-324/STAR MAX/IPx/AP Images)

U.S. film director resists Chinese interference

Director Quentin Tarantino has refused to yield to the Chinese government's demands that he make edits to his latest movie before it can be shown in China.
Photo of Pompeo with quote about America's history of religious freedom (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo on religious freedom: The world must hear the truth

Speaking to a religious group in Tennessee, Secretary of State Pompeo reinforced America's commitment to religious freedom around the world.
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How the U.S. helps small businesses succeed

What are the essentials to owning and running a small business in the U.S.? An award-winning small business owner shares her story.

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for human rights violations...

Chinese officials who are taking part in the ongoing persecution of Uighur and other Muslim ethnic minorities are now restricted from traveling to the U.S.
Graphic showing top 15 leaders in innovation (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson; Source: Global Innovation Index 2019)

United States is a leader in global innovation

The 2019 Global Innovation Index ranks economies around the world based on their innovative output. Innovation is key to succeeding in business.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physiology or medicine

Each year the Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics and the promotion of peace.