Safiya Khalid wearing blue Islamic headscarf posing for portrait (© Michele Stapleton)

Refugees who made their mark as Americans [photo gallery]

As we take a #stepwithrefugees on World Refugee Day, ShareAmerica highlights a few people who made their mark as Americans.
Hand holding up envelope addressed to 'Mr. President' (© AP Images)

Presidential letters to successors: What do they say?

When Donald Trump arrived at the White House after being sworn in as the 45th president, waiting for him was a letter from his predecessor, Barack Obama.
President Trump surveying hurricane damage with group of people (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Hurricane Irma in pictures

This photo gallery shows the destruction brought by Hurricane Irma, which battered Florida in early September, and relief efforts to help victims.
Northeast U.S. map with pins in Washington and New York City (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Insights of a Russian writer traveling in the U.S.

What can one learn about America through the lens of a Russian journalist? An award-winning Russian writer traveling in the U.S. tells us.
Ship's deck carrying aircraft at sea (DOD/U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael B. Zingaro)

Military members deployed abroad celebrate Independence Day

As American families gather for fireworks and celebrate the U.S. Independence Day, U.S. military personnel deployed overseas celebrate in different ways.

Ethical advocate

The typical workday of New Jersey attorney Richard Beilin bears little resemblance to the legal profession as portrayed in films and on television.
Neon pizza sign and man preparing several pizzas (© AP Images)

What takeout food reveals about U.S. history

How and what Americans eat often reflect the changes taking place in society at any particular time. Fast food and pizza delivery can teach us a lot.

Nebraska: Migratory birds, ancient fossils and Carhenge

In the midwestern state of Nebraska, you can find man-made and natural wonders, from Omaha's zoo and Carhenge to the annual crane migration.
People looking at a table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Washington celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year

See how children and adults participated in traditional Persian New Year activities at the Smithsonian's 11th annual Nowruz celebration.