American Muslims mark Ramadan with iftars, prayer and public service

Prayer, fasting, gathering with friends and family at iftar, and engaging in community service are ways that American Muslims celebrate Ramadan.
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American ingenuity, drive sparked shale oil revolution

There's shale all over the world, but Americans have led the way in figuring out how to make it gush oil and gas. Now they lead the world in oil production.
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U.S. charities give millions in worldwide coronavirus effort

U.S. charities are offering an outpouring of support for those affected by the coronavirus. Learn about the donations heading around the world.
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While keeping Holi, some Americans will welcome spring in summer

This year, Americans are adapting their Holi celebrations to the realities of a pandemic, but festivities are still being planned — carefully.
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Then and now: U.S. secretaries of state reach out to the...

For many years, U.S. secretaries of state have embraced new technologies to communicate with foreign audiences, reshaping and expanding public diplomacy.
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U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad: Don’t let others define you [video]

When fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad wears her fencing mask over her hijab at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she will do so as one of the top saber fencers in the world.
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Relive special Olympic moments

The 2016 Summer Olympics feature incredible athletic achievements. Between the headlines are sportsmanship, triumph and even a few marriage proposals.
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U.S. celebrates the Tibetan New Year

The United States has long shared a special affinity for the people of Tibet, and hosts an annual "Losar" event with Tibetan friends and officials.
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.