Four football players holding hands on the field, facing fans seated on bleachers (© Tim Richardson)

Football: A fall tradition in schools across America

The football season is the best one for many Americans. This is the second article on the role of secondary schools in U.S. communities.
Arches National Park

Photo of the day: Utah’s otherworldly arches

Arches National Park in southern Utah's canyon country is home to 2,000 natural arches — the largest such concentration in the world. Millions of years...
Overhead view of Oval Office (© Mai/Mai/Getty Images)

How presidents leave their mark on the Oval Office

The office where the American president works is called the Oval Office, due to its unusual shape. See how presidents have left their mark on the office.
Sailing ships at sea (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

U.S. Coast Guard shares maritime treasure in Caribbean

The tall-sail ship Eagle serves a dual purpose for the U.S. Coast Guard, training its recruits in traditional sailing skills and representing the U.S. as a floating ambassador.

Addressing a painful past: Blacks and whites confront family legacies of...

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, he predicted that “the sons of former slaves and the sons of...

This Iraqi native saves lives in Virginia

A refugee from Iraq immersed himself in American culture by sharing in one of the core aspects: volunteerism. He's now a volunteer firefighter.
Susan Finley standing in front of NASA space museum exhibits (© Emily Berl)

Meet NASA’s Susan Finley, still exploring ‘the final frontier’ at 81

Want to know what it's like to work on a space mission? Ask a NASA veteran who's spent decades probing the solar system. She's got stories to tell.

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.
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U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel: A promise kept [video]

The U.S. marks Israel's 70th anniversary by delivering on a promise the U.S. Congress made in 1995: moving the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem.