Lex Gillette wearing track jersey (© AP Images)

Lex Gillette has a vision for gold in the long jump

Blind long jumper Lex Gillette holds the world record for the sport, but can he win his first gold medal in Rio during the 2016 Paralympics?

The Olympics: Uniting the world through competition [video]

The Olympic and Paralympic Games represent the shared values of our global community. This video pays tribute to the games' unifying power.
Photomontage with Burnell Cotlon in foreground and woman, children, buildings and produce behind (Photo illustration: State Dept./Photo: Bai Brands)

Stories from Americans: Rebuilding a community [audio]

In this StoryCorps interview, Burnell Cotlon talks about building a neighborhood market to help his New Orleans community after Hurricane Katrina.
Mike Pompeo and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar shaking hands in front of U.S. and Indian flags (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

U.S. and India: An expanding partnership

Top officials from the U.S. and India met in Washington to discuss their strengthening relationship on civilian and military affairs.
Bouquets of sympathy flowers leaning against a wall (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Notre Dame bells ‘will sound again’

Americans express their sorrow over the fire at Notre Dame and pledge support in the repair of this "irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization."
Noah Lyles with upraised left hand, cheering (© Ashley Landis/AP Images)

Meet Olympic sprinter Noah Lyles [poster]

Sprinter Noah Lyles medaled at international competitions, including at the 2019 IAAF World Championships. Learn more about the first-time Olympian.
Nyjah Huston in midair with inverted skateboard in rink (© Alessandra Tarantino/AP Images)

Meet Olympic skateboarder Nyjah Huston [poster]

Nyjah Huston, a three-time world champion skateboarder, is a member of the USA Skateboarding Team. Skateboarding is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.
Woman, man and child dressed in Viking costumes (Instagram/comicconrussia)

In Moscow and New York, Comic Con brightens October [video]

Are you a comic book fan? You might be interested in Comic Con, one of the biggest events of the year, held each October in New York and Moscow.
Composite of three portraits (© Michael Palma Mir, © Geandy Pavón and © Guadalupe Maravilla/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

Meet groundbreaking U.S. Latinx artists

A new U.S. arts grant funded by the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow 15 Latinx artists to expand their work.