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Working together to conserve Asian art treasures

For the first time, three ancient lacquer Buddha sculptures were exhibited at the Freer-Sackler galleries. Research helps ensure they'll last another thousand years.
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Southern hospitality helps Japanese firm find Kentucky home

No country attracts more foreign investment than the U.S. A Japanese manufacturer found suitors aplenty at the SelectUSA Summit for its new plant and chose Kentucky.
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The right to religious freedom [video]

Religious freedom is a universal human right and a founding principle of the United States.
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2017: Americans’ most generous year ever

In 2017, Americans' charitable donations surpassed the $400 billion mark in a single year for the first time. Find out what types of philanthropy are most popular across the United States.
Two women standing in front of couch and next to small glass table set for tea (State Dept./Allison Shelley)

U.S. vice president’s wife welcomes Japan’s Akie Abe

Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, pays a visit to Karen Pence at the residence of the U.S. vice president in Washington.
Reporter's notebook and hat, megaphone, radio, TV, laptop and phone on presidential seal (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

From fireside chats to Twitter, presidents speak to the people

From "fireside chats" on the radio to Twitter, presidents going back a century have adopted the latest technologies to communicate with the American people.
Naan pizza on white plate with tomatoes and spices around it (© American Halal Company)

A home for halal products in U.S. frozen foods aisles

A socially responsible halal food company launched by a Pakistani-born Muslim American has found success in the frozen food aisles of American supermarkets.
Shaquem Griffin running with football (© Darron Cummings/AP Images)

One-handed star tackles the National Football League

Linebacker Shaquem Griffin has inspired a fan base that is growing to include far greater numbers than that of a typical draftee just out of college.
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Explore a U.S. park from anywhere on Earth [video]

Celebrate National Park Week, which ends April 29, with a digital 3-D tour of America’s famous landmarks.