Man shooting basketball on court in arena (State Dept./Ralph Lauer)

Superfan from China matches his NBA idol’s record

Chinese basketball fan Shen Xu, trying to match the feat of his hero, Dirk Nowitzki, is invited to Dallas to score his 30,000th point in 100 days.
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Americans honor Billy Graham, pastor to presidents

President Trump led a grateful nation in paying tribute February 28 to “America’s Pastor,” the Reverend Billy Graham, in the solemnity of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
Cartoon image of Santa riding in sleigh with reindeer in front of moon (Shutterstock)

Where’s Santa right now? The answer is just a click or...

Kids interested in knowing where Santa is on Christmas Eve can call NORAD or visit websites to get the latest Santa tracking info.
Man lifting child into air (© AP Images)

The 4th of July in pictures: The USA’s biggest birthday party

What's a holiday everyone can celebrate? In the U.S., one is Independence Day, celebrated each July 4th complete with food and fireworks.
People in band uniforms in formation, playing instruments (Courtesy of South Bend Tribune/Greg Swiercz)

Small town, big sound

The John Adams High School marching band of South Bend, Indiana, has been an essential part of the community for generations.
Fireworks exploding behind the U.S. Capitol (© AP Images)

Fireworks light up the sky on the 4th of July [video]

Every year on July 4, communities across the U.S. gather to watch patriotic-themed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.
Four football players holding hands on the field, facing fans seated on bleachers (© Tim Richardson)

Football: A fall tradition in schools across America

The football season is the best one for many Americans. This is the second article on the role of secondary schools in U.S. communities.
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Unstoppable: After scrum with cancer, she’s ready for rugby

After two nearly career-ending incidents, rugby player Jillion Potter is ready to compete on the world stage at the Olympics in Rio.
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A rodent helps forecast the weather

Every year at the beginning of February, Americans look to a special groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil to see if they’re going to have an early spring.