Aerial view of march for LGBT rights

Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., they put LGBT rights on...

They gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on October 14, 1979 — gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and their straight allies, 75,000 strong — to demand...
Hands reaching for food during iftar meal for Ramadan (© Boontoom Sae-Kor/Shutterstock)

American Muslims can depend on halal food

For Ramadan, learn about two American organizations that review and certify various goods to ensure they are halal, meaning they comply with Islamic law.
Capitol building behind Supreme Court (© Shutterstock)

What are midterm elections, and why are they important?

Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.
Rafida Bonya Ahmed

Faces of religious persecution: Rafida Bonya Ahmed [video]

Islamic militants attacked author Rafida Bonya Ahmed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2015. She calls for mutual respect among people of different faiths.

Walking in a White House wonderland

If you were expecting 65,000 visitors for the holidays, how would you get ready? The White House marks the season with an extravagant display...

Out of the closet, still in the game

The United States is becoming a fairer place for LGBTI athletes at all levels. Some of these athletes share their inspiring stories here.
Nature scene of Jekyll Island (Wikimedia Commons)

Georgia: All things Southern, CNN and movie sets

Where can you find a major news network, celebrated film stars and famous Southern hospitality? Around the historical sites and landscape of Georgia.
Smiling people holding small American flags (© Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

45,000 become U.S. citizens during Constitution Week

For the thousands becoming U.S. citizens this week, the date holds an extra special significance. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
Corn dog stand and Ferris wheel at sunset (© AP Images)

State fairs: Livestock, music, food on a stick

Want a taste of America? Stop by a state fair! With rides, music, food and fun, state fairs are a long-standing tradition.