People gathering around computer screens (© Marc Alan Sperber)

Welcome Corps will help refugee students on U.S. college campuses

Welcome Corps on Campus helps American colleges, universities and their communities sponsor refugee students pursuing degrees.
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America’s Independence Day inspires far-flung tributes

On a day when Americans celebrate their country’s birthday, people all over the world join in to enjoy its culture and honor its principles.
Artist holding pencils posing in front of bus decorated with pots and pencils (© Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

5 groundbreaking Caribbean American artists [photo gallery]

Caribbean American artists have transformed the U.S. art world and taken the rest of the world by storm with their innovative approaches.
Woman playing golf (© Special Olympics)

Watch these American athletes at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games

Nearly 100 Special Olympics athletes from the U.S. will compete in the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin. Get to know some of them.
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Meet Opal Lee, ‘grandmother of Juneteenth’

Opal Lee, a 96-year-old activist from Texas, worked hard to get Juneteenth recognized as a federal holiday. Learn how she did it.
Abdirahman Kahin carrying food in aluminum foil containers from car with trunk open (© Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune/Getty Images)

Bringing a taste of Africa to the U.S. Midwest

A native of Somalia who operates restaurants in Minnesota inspired by African flavors won a small business award.
Little boy wearing Marine uniform standing amid headstones looking down at grave (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

How Arlington became a final resting place for veterans

America honors fallen U.S. soldiers on Memorial Day. Learn more about Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of them were laid to rest.
Vita Vea in Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform, smiling (© Zach Bolinger/AP)

Meet star U.S. athletes who credit their Tongan heritage

Many Tongan American athletes are making a name for themselves in pro sports and shining a light on the their culture.
Illustration of two pickles dressed in tennis whites holding pickleball paddles and chatting over a net at midcourt (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Pickleball for the people

Learn how a game with a funny name — pickleball — is taking over community tennis courts and backyards all over America.