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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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.
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Presidential letters to successors: What do they say?

When Donald Trump arrived at the White House after being sworn in as the 45th president, waiting for him was a letter from his predecessor, Barack Obama.
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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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Anime’s supersized U.S. audience [video]

Anime and manga — Japanese cartoons and comic books — have attracted fans of all ages in the U.S., leaving an indelible mark on American culture.
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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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German influence helped shape America

German immigrants to the United States have shaped American culture and economy in a variety of ways, perhaps most visibly at this time of year.
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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.