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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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In a world at war, the U.S. saved millions from starvation

As head of the new U.S. Food Administration, future president Herbert Hoover led the effort to send millions of tons of food to Europe during World War I.
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Rock’s Hall of Fame announces inductees for 2018 [video]

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, and Nina Simone are entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Learn what makes these performers stand out.
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Remains of slaves to be honored, reburied in New York [video]

The remains of 14 slaves found by construction workers will be publicly memorialized and buried beside prominent families in New York in June.
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Want to walk on the moon? Start by taking a restaurant...

Successful people make it look easy, but most had to work hard to get to the top, often starting out by waiting tables or scooping ice cream.
Ahd Kamel in dark dress standing on red carpet (© Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/DIFF)

International actresses find their place on American TV, movie sets

Saudi-American Ahd Kamel and Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o are among the international actresses who have found success in American television or cinema.

American football: The new international sport?

The Super Bowl turns 50 as American football gains players and fans from around the world. Which NFL players weren't born in the U.S.?
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A fall tradition: American Jews observe holy days

Learn about the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is the first in a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
Chef dishing up a plate of food (© Scott Suchman/Smithsonian Institution)

Serving up rich flavors with a side dish of history

Jerome Grant, Washington native and executive chef of the Sweet Home Café, tells the story of African-American culture through food.