Ethiopians put down roots in Washington to build their largest U.S....

Thousands of Ethiopians have settled in Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta and other cities, but the greater Washington area has the most Ethiopian residents.
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Where are the most famous U.S. national parks? [quiz]

How well do you know some of America's famed national parks? Take this quiz and find out. You can share your results with others.
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Former U.S. presidents to attend Trump inauguration

Falling in line with tradition, three former presidents plan to attend Donald Trump’s January 20 inauguration as U.S. president.
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In Depth: 2016 election could be close. U.S. has been there.

U.S. elections typically are close. Fifty-five percent is decisive. But sometimes the election is really close! Here's what happens then.
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Inaugural gown previews a first lady’s style [video]

The inaugural gown worn by the first lady offers an initial hint about her fashion sense and helps indicate the tone of the incoming administration.
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Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents [quiz]

Every February, Americans honor their presidents. Take our quiz to see how much you know about U.S. presidents. Share your results!
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Learn more about Rex Tillerson, the 69th secretary of state — where he grew up, and how he started at the bottom of an oil company and rose to the top.
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The architectural beauty of U.S. Embassy buildings

Many of the buildings used for U.S. embassies throughout the world are noteworthy for both the beauty of their architecture and their historic significance.

Air Force One: U.S. presidents’ first-class ride

It is unquestionably the most exclusive ride in the world: the gleaming, blue-and-white jumbo jet that answers to the call signal Air Force One. It’s...