Ruins being reconstructed on hilltop (ACOR/TWLCRM)

From Mongolia to Mexico: Rescuing treasures before they’re gone

In Jordan, two stone sphinxes overlook the remains of the Temple of the Winged Lions, one of the most important temples in the ancient...
Mountains and blue skies (Texas Travel/Kenny Braun)

Texas: The Alamo, Mission Control and oil gushers

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. It's been said that everything is bigger in Texas. Tour the Alamo and enjoy lively festivals.
Aerial view of partially submerged houses (© AP Images)

These Republicans and Democrats put their politics aside. Here’s why.

Putting partisanship aside, young Republicans and Democrats are working together to help a Louisiana community after it was devastated by a flood.
Five babies in diapers sitting in row (Shutterstock)

What’s in a surname? A clue to U.S. diversity.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest data, surnames from around the world are becoming more prevalent in the list of popular surnames in the U.S.
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The loser’s speech also matters [video]

After the voting booths close, the loser's concession speech confirms the strength of U.S. democracy and the legitimacy of the election.

Obama extends warm wishes to Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr

President Obama and Michelle Obama extend their warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.
Woman holding hands with child as they pass debris piled on lawns (© AP Images)

When hurricanes strike, American businesses get to work

When a hurricane strikes, help comes not only from big relief organizations but also from businesses small and large that go out of their way to help.
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How a U.S. ski jumper prepped for Winter Olympics in summer

Winter Olympics athletes have to be creative to train during months with no snow. Learn how a U.S. ski jumper keeps fit and improves even when it's hot out.

Delicious flavors, compliments of the USA

Chefs around the globe use high-quality fruits, vegetables and meats that are native to the United States to make delicious and nutritious meals.