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American’s satire on race wins Britain’s famed Man Booker Prize [video]

Novelist Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the prestigious Man Booker prize for his satirical work "The Sellout."
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What is it like to be an American? Ask this Muslim....

Aly Ghanim, whose home country is The Gambia, says the challenges of being Muslim in America are no different from those faced by other minorities.
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This sports car was made by a 3-D printer [video]

Rick Perry, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, test-drove a retro car with a new twist. The Shelby Cobra was 3-D printed at a national laboratory in Tennessee.
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What do U.S. vice presidents do?

Vice presidents play a big role in the U.S. government. They are first in line to succeed the president and serve as emissaries, counselors and advisers.
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Results are in. Why count again?

Sometimes votes are counted a second time. That can happen automatically, if the first count is really close, or at a candidate’s request.
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Travel the world without ever leaving this U.S. state

Where can you find China, Egypt, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Lebanon all in one state?
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Foreign investors wanted, but security comes first

No country welcomes more foreign companies than the United States. They create nearly 7 million jobs. But the U.S. also seeks to ensure foreign countries don't get hold of technology that threatens national security.
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Africa’s future leaders head home

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa’s 49 countries are returning home with clearer visions, revived purpose, and stronger networks after a summer as Mandela Washington Fellows.
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Running in America: Popular and fun

Whether it's for health, relaxation or a cause, running is a popular activity in the United States. Learn about some running heroes.