American women march forward in landmark military decision

In a historic move that strengthens America’s armed forces, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter orders all combat roles in the U.S. military open to women.
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Trump visits White House to meet Obama

President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House on November 10 in a cordial beginning to their transfer of power.
Three musicians playing instruments in studio (Courtesy of Dosti Music Project)

Across tense borders, 10 musicians explore a new sound [video]

Ten musicians were selected to participate in the Dosti Music Project, which unites artists and sounds from India, Pakistan and the U.S.

South Carolina: Beaches, barbecue, golf and historic houses

Visiting the United States? There are 50 states in all. South Carolina attracts lots of visitors with its history, food, beaches and marsh-like sea islands.
Beyonce sings the U.S. national anthem at President Obama's inauguration in 2013video

Five singers, one anthem. Who rocks it best?

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is notoriously hard to sing, but these stars nailed it. Which is your favorite? Beyoncé Knowles, 2013 Beyoncé Knowles’ dynamic performance of the...

In United States, religious practices can’t factor into hiring decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch’s failure to accommodate a Muslim woman's hijab headscarf violated her right to freedom of religion.

This congressman took his oath on a Quran [video]

It's one thing to participate in politics as a voter, and quite another to become an elected representative. But more American Muslims are doing just that.
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Vocal groups unite for King Day [video]

Both bands are all-male, sing without any musical instruments and have followers around the world. One group is Jewish and the other African American.
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Turkish literature class brings history to light

“Through literature you really can get a window into the soul of a society,” says Heba El-Shazli, who teaches literature courses at a Washington bookstore.