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Americans celebrate the 4th of July [video]

The Fourth of July is an honored American holiday, celebrated with fireworks, barbecues and picnics. Learn more about the meaning behind the holiday here.
People watching fireworks next to a reflecting pool on Washington's National Mall (© Carlos Barria/Reuters)

4th of July: Honoring an American tradition [photo gallery]

Americans celebrate the Fourth of July to commemorate the nation's Independence Day. Learn more about the traditions of fireworks and live music here.
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Small grants boost U.S. artists and students

In the face of a national crisis, arts can help heal. Find out how small grants are helping artists and students across the U.S. to tell their stories.
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The U.S. protects the right to protest injustice [video]

People in the United States use the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to change their government and work towards a more perfect union.
Safiya Khalid wearing blue Islamic headscarf posing for portrait (© Michele Stapleton)

Refugees who made their mark as Americans [photo gallery]

As we take a #stepwithrefugees on World Refugee Day, ShareAmerica highlights a few people who made their mark as Americans.
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Juneteenth: Remembering the end of slavery

Learn about Juneteenth, an African American holiday that celebrates what historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. calls "the shining promise of emancipation."
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U.S. faith-based groups fight COVID-19 worldwide

Religious charities in the United States are aiding in the fight against COVID-19. See how faith-based groups are tackling the pandemic at home and abroad.
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What Memorial Day means to Americans

Memorial Day, a holiday honoring U.S. military members who died in defense of their country, also marks the unofficial start of summer in America.
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Muslim Americans observe Ramadan at home

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused American Muslims to keep their traditional Ramadan observances close to home. See how they are coping.