'Campaign Song' sheet music cover (Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana/LOC)

U.S. campaign songs stir the public imagination [video]

For more than 200 years, America's freewheeling presidential campaigns have relied on music to connect with voters. That tradition is still going strong.
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Scientists who identified hepatitis C among U.S. Nobel winners

Seven Americans are among this year's Nobel Prize winners, including scientists who helped identify the hepatitis C virus, saving millions of lives.
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Meet the 2020 MacArthur geniuses

Each year, the MacArthur Foundation gives 20 to 30 individuals $625,000 grants to pursue creative research projects in their chosen fields.
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Americans read more, including literature in translation

During the pandemic, when it’s important to think about other people’s perspectives, Americans are reading more translated books.
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Americans blend tradition, creativity for Rosh Hashanah

Learn how Jewish Americans are adapting their holiday rituals to accommodate the observance of Rosh Hashanah during a public health crisis.
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Women are a crucial part of the U.S. military

In all branches of the U.S. military, women serve important roles, from enlisted personnel to four-star generals and admirals.
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A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Commemorations in New York, northern Virginia and Pennsylvania honor the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S.
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Americans are free to live where they choose

Moving is a pain, but in America, at least you don't have to check in with the federal government about the move, as you would in China. Learn more.
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Recognizing America’s resilient workers on Labor Day

On a holiday honoring workers, read stories about some of the American frontline employees who are serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.