For the thousands becoming U.S. citizens this week, the date holds an extra special significance. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
On October 3, 1913, President Wilson signed a law establishing the national income tax. Income taxes remain a vital source of federal revenue.
Mobile hospital ship USNS Mercy is heading to the Indo-Pacific to save lives. The state-of-the-art ship anchors an international team setting sail for the 2018 Pacific Partnership, a disaster-response exercise.
Refusing to allow her hearing disability to be a barrier, Leah Katz-Hernandez greets visitors and foreign leaders before they meet with President Obama.
The indigenous Cañari of Ecuador are determined to preserve their way of life. Fulbright scholars are helping the Cañari keep their traditions alive.
The wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry will blend British pageantry with carefully chosen American elements, a fresh take on time-honored traditions.
Lee Schwartz, the State Department's geographer, approves all government maps to ensure they conform with U.S. policy. Read about the role of these maps.
Antony Blinken says his vision of America is steeped in his relatives' past as refugees. Learn more about the new secretary of state.
The Amistad case helped dozens of Africans escape slavery and forced America to live up to its founding ideals. Read more about it here.