Workers on drilling platform (© AP Images)

Why did the judge block the environmental protection rule?

A judge has struck down the government's limits on drilling in federal lands using hydraulic fracturing, saying that regulators overstepped their authority.
People standing on a balcony draped with the Venezuelan flag (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro’s ex-vice president aided drug dealers, charges say

Former vice president of Venezuela and international drug kingpin Tareck El Aissami has been charged with violating U.S. sanctions.

U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.
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What is it like to be an American? Ask this Muslim....

Aly Ghanim, whose home country is The Gambia, says the challenges of being Muslim in America are no different from those faced by other minorities.
Kamara Kay and Rady Mom in separate images (Courtesy of Kay and Mom campaigns)

A first: Cambodian-born candidates vied for same statehouse seat

For the first time in U.S. political history, two Cambodian-born candidates faced off in a state legislative election. See who won.

What does transparency have to do with cheese?

The annual "Big Block of Cheese Day" is when U.S. officials take a day to directly engage with the public over social media. Here's how it started.
Weightlifter Norik Vardanian (© AP Images)

How a dual citizen of the U.S. and Armenia looks to...

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? Norik Vardanian from Armenia can tell you! Learn about his road to Rio.

What does Islam mean to this Palestinian American? [video]

Islam is part of the U.S. historical fabric. A Palestinian American explains what Islam means to her in this video.
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‘I’m being more of an American by being different’ [video]

#BeingAmerican means you can design your own path, says American Muslim Mihyar Osman.