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9/11 memorials pay tribute to victims’ sacrifice [video]

Check out this 360-degree video that lets you experience the three memorials built in the U.S. after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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How Labor Day is celebrated in America [video]

The U.S. celebrates Labor Day every year on the first Monday in September. Watch how Americans honor workers on this day.
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Broadway play with Middle Eastern setting wins top honors

An improbable Broadway hit, "The Band's Visit" is an award-winning musical that emphasizes the common humanity of people thrown together in a remote desert town.
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Smithsonian honors Special Olympics athletes and history

A new museum exhibition traces the roots of the Special Olympics organization, focusing on founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and four accomplished Special Olympians.
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Change is in the air at a popular Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is often called “America’s favorite museum.” Learn how its new director plans to extend its reach.
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The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
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Living history museums bring the past to life

Found in regions across the United States, living history museums create an immersive, hands-on experience so visitors can learn about different eras of American history.
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America’s Midwest has vast natural beauty

Beyond the rolling farmlands and growing metropolises, America’s heartland is home to some of the nation’s most beautiful natural wonders.
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Jehovah’s Witnesses: Champions of religious freedom

Jehovah's Witnesses are law-abiding people of faith who follow a unique interpretation of the Bible. Russia's Supreme Court decided Witnesses' views make them “extremists,” and now 50 face criminal prosecution.