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How American art was shaped by World War I [video]

World War I had a lasting impact on the American art scene, from recruitment posters to novels and movies. Here's a glimpse into some of that art.

Michigan: Motown music, sunken ships and sand dunes

Are you interested in visiting the U.S.? Try Michigan! With beautiful waterways and a vibrant cultural scene, it's a great state for art and activity!
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June 28: Perspectives on ending violent crimes against the LGBTI community...

On Wednesday, June 28, law enforcement experts and LGBTI advocates will join a Pride Month webchat to discuss strategies to prevent violent crimes.
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Election 2016: What’s next after November 8?

Electing a U.S. president lasts several weeks before the winning candidate takes office. See what happens and who is involved.
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Students embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr. [video]

On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15, fifth-graders from a Washington school recite King's most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps.
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The Bolshoi’s first American ballerina, in her own words

When Joy Womack was 7 years old, she told her mom that one day she would become a ballerina with the famous Bolshoi Ballet.
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What Labor Day means in America

Honoring workers and the progress on workers' rights, Labor Day has a long history. See how Americans celebrate this holiday.
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U.S., India share farming innovations with Africa and Asia

The U.S. and India are training farmers and agricultural professionals in Africa and Asia in new farming practices that improve food security in their countries.

Celebrate Hispanic-American heritage

Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the United States, making up 17 percent of the population. Learn more about this vibrant community.