Woman raising her hand to take an oath (© Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

As new Americans become citizens, July 4 is a special day

Immigrants from around the world will be sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens on America’s Independence Day.
A woman and a man looking on as a woman speaks at lectern (Michael Gross/State Dept.)

New U.S. commission to tackle human rights

The U.S. announces the formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights to review the vital role of human rights in American foreign policy.
Dina Powell at microphone (© AP Images)

Trump’s Egyptian-born economic adviser focuses on jobs and women

Dina Habib Powell, senior counselor for economic initiatives, brings public-service experience and private-sector know-how to the White House.
Two young girls displaying the wares of their business on a table (© Lemonade Day)

Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
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America’s love for Notre Dame

The iconic French cathedral Notre Dame de Paris has a long history of importance to the people of America, as illustrated in these beautiful photos.
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Horses fast. ‘Talking wires’ faster…on this day

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." That’s the unofficial...
Man conducting an orchestra (Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra)

Philadelphia Orchestra makes music and friends in China

China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra, which has completed 11 tours in the country and participated in the World Expo in Shanghai.
Woman holding ornamental object (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. celebrates the Tibetan New Year

The United States has long shared a special affinity for the people of Tibet, and hosts an annual "Losar" event with Tibetan friends and officials.
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Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.