African-American fraternities and sororities: Moving to their own beat

At the turn of the 20th century, the first of the "Divine Nine" African-American college fraternities and sororities was established to cultivate leadership and academic...
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Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.
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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.

‘We have to be in this fight together’: An American Muslim...

An American Muslim diplomat discusses his views on immigration, #beingAmerican, combating terrorism, and his experiences.
Illustration of a hand holding a computer mouse crashing through a roadblock (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Censor the internet? Bad idea.

Censoring the internet censors free speech. Political dissent, strong language and even offensive speech are part of a strong democracy.
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Donald Trump’s first stop on Inauguration Day will be the ‘Church...

Separation of church and state doesn’t preclude national leaders' praying in public. Learn about the building nicknamed the "Church of the Presidents."
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These U.S. athletes will see you in South Korea

From skiers to skaters, learn about the experiences and passions that drive U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to compete on the world stage.
Women dancing on a stage for a crowd to celebrate Nowruz (Flickr/Reed George)

Nowruz in the United States: Rising with the spring sun

The ancient springtime New Year celebration Nowruz is a tradition in many cultures. See how it is celebrated in the United States.
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Ramadan in America: The same, but different

For American Muslims, Ramadan is a time to reconnect, observe fasts, reflect, and increase their acts of charity. How do you celebrate?