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Celebrating champions of equity and justice

The U.S. honored six courageous advocates who are combating systemic racism in their home countries. Learn about their vital work.
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Vacation, presidential style

When the president of the United States takes a vacation, it's not like those of ordinary Americans.
Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley (© Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service/Getty Images)

National monument will honor Emmett Till, Mamie Till-Mobley

The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument will honor the teenager and his mother, who galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.
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America’s Independence Day inspires far-flung tributes

On a day when Americans celebrate their country’s birthday, people all over the world join in to enjoy its culture and honor its principles.
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Take a behind-the-scenes look at state dinners, as the White House...

State dinners have several elements, including a VIP guest list, delicious cuisine and high fashion. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look.
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Tackling the fentanyl and opioid crisis

Learn what the U.S. is doing to disrupt the flow of illicit fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that can be 50 times stronger than heroin.
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5 groundbreaking Caribbean American artists [photo gallery]

Caribbean American artists have transformed the U.S. art world and taken the rest of the world by storm with their innovative approaches.
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Watch these American athletes at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games

Nearly 100 Special Olympics athletes from the U.S. will compete in the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin. Get to know some of them.
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Meet Opal Lee, ‘grandmother of Juneteenth’

Opal Lee, a 96-year-old activist from Texas, worked hard to get Juneteenth recognized as a federal holiday. Learn how she did it.