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U.S. issues 10 millionth patent protecting inventors

President Trump has signed the 10 millionth U.S. patent, which went to an improved laser-detection method that could help pilot self-driving cars.

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.
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The résumés of these world leaders include U.S. degrees

What does the future hold for the 1.1 million international students now at U.S. universities? Anything's possible, including leading their countries.
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Foreign direct investment in the U.S. is a win-win [video]

Investing in the U.S. gives companies access to the world's biggest economy and delivers jobs for local communities. Learn one Japanese company's story.
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Snowboard phenom Chloe Kim ready for Winter Games in South Korea...

Seventeen-year-old American snowboarder Chloe Kim is ready to wow the world in the halfpipe event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Turkish studies flourish at Binghamton University in New York

Undergraduate students at Binghamton, in upstate New York, can now take advantage of the school’s expanding Ottoman and Turkish studies program.

Presidents Washington and Obama agree: America is for immigrants

Anti-immigrant sentiment rises in the U.S. at times, but in each case the nation repudiates those views and welcomes its newest citizens.
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Top destinations for international travelers to the U.S.

The U.S. remains a top destination for international travelers. Find out who is heading to America and where they go when they get there.
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U.S. elections: The world watches

During elections, people from around the world observe and volunteer at polling places to ensure every voter's ballot is counted as it was intended.