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The National Mall: Coming together in America’s backyard

Located right in the heart of Washington, the National Mall hosts almost 3,000 events every year, from political protests to kite festivals.
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Meet the first Hispanic woman to serve as a U.S. college...

Learn about Juliet Garcia's life, from her time as a university professor to her receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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How 4 dual-citizen athletes look to make their mark in Rio

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? These four athletes will tell you! Learn about their road to Rio.

Oklahoma: American Indians, cowboys and buffalo

In Oklahoma, you can experience firsthand the life of the American cowboy and celebrate the heritage of the American Indian.

Obama to Muslim Americans: ‘You’re right where you belong’

President Obama visited an American mosque to "celebrate the contributions of the Muslim-American community."
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Horses fast. ‘Talking wires’ faster…on this day

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." That’s the unofficial...
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What is the CDC’s role during the coronavirus crisis?

Learn what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does to help keep people healthy around the world, especially in light of a new coronavirus.
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Coronavirus changes election logistics … not democracy

The U.S. national election in November might be more challenging this year, but the U.S. democracy isn't going to let the new coronavirus change it.

For LGBTI gamers, a safe and inclusive space [video]

LGBTI gamers often feel outcast from both the gaming world and the LGBTI community. So they have created their own annual event.