Nurse wearing protective equipment comforting woman next to patient in hospital bed (© Jae C. Hong/AP Images)

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.
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Remembering enslaved people who built a university

Without labor from more than 4,000 enslaved people, the University of Virginia would not exist. Learn what the school has done to honor them.
Dorothy Height sitting and receiving medal in case while surrounded by people (© Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s most prestigious awards

Find out how the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom were established and who may receive them.
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First lady to restore White House Rose Garden

First lady Melania Trump will be renovating the White House Rose Garden this summer. Learn how the history of this iconic green space is shaping her plans.
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U.S. ‘game changers’ continue to lead tech innovation

The World Economic Forum has honored many U.S. companies for technological advances. See how U.S. innovators are improving how we live.
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Historically black colleges and universities offer success

Historically black colleges and universities have served students for over a century and can lead to success in the 21st century.
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Unalienable rights are central to who Americans are

Americans’ commitment to unalienable rights has proved a beacon of hope for those abroad pursuing their own liberties, Secretary Pompeo says.
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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.
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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.