Nurse wearing protective equipment comforting woman next to patient in hospital bed (© Jae C. Hong/AP Images)

Recognizing America’s resilient workers on Labor Day

On a holiday honoring workers, read stories about some of the American frontline employees who are serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Campaign Song' sheet music cover (Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana/LOC)

U.S. campaign songs stir the public imagination [video]

For more than 200 years, America's freewheeling presidential campaigns have relied on music to connect with voters. That tradition is still going strong.
Forth of July parade (© Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register/Getty Images)

The 4th of July in pictures: The USA’s biggest birthday party

What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4, complete with food and fireworks.
Olympic rings in front of fireworks (© AP Images)

Need some Olympic-level motivation? [video]

Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes share mantras that make them move faster, reach higher and feel stronger, from training to competition time.
Scenic view of Mount McKinley with a tour bus on road in the foreground (Design Pics Inc./Alamy)

Want to see America? Travel firms have packages for every budget.

Tourism is big business in the United States, and the 77 million visitors from other countries in 2016 are a major reason why.
United States and Honduras flags with sky with clouds background (© Shutterstock)

U.S. and Honduras address migration challenges

The United States and Honduras have signed four arrangements over the past week to address irregular mass migration and to protect families seeking asylum.
People in colorful costumes dancing (Shutterstock)

Preserving the gifts of indigenous peoples

Anthropologists and ethnologists are among many who believe that something precious is lost when indigenous peoples lose their language and customs.
The Capitol in Washington (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Why so much time from election to inauguration of a U.S....

The 11-week transition period between administrations allows new presidents to prepare and provides time for the Electoral College process.
Nighttime view of New York City skyline (© Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

Helping 9/11 families pay for college

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund helps many dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks or aftermath pay for college.