Multicolored restaurant dish (Francesco Tonelli)

New York restaurant named best in the world

For the first time in more than 10 years, an American restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, has been named the best restaurant in the world.
Teacher in classroom with students (Waterbury Public Schools)

Touring Africa, top teacher finds curiosity about U.S. schools [video]

America's teacher of the year tells African teachers that U.S. schools aren't just about tests, but also about sparking creativity and innovation.
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Foreign direct investment in the U.S. is a win-win [video]

Investing in the U.S. gives companies access to the world's biggest economy and delivers jobs for local communities. Learn one Japanese company's story.

Beyond the selfie: Social media that resonated in 2014

Social media meant more than selfies on Instagram and cat videos on YouTube in 2014. Those platforms — along with Facebook, Twitter and others...
South Dakota Badlands at night with rising moon (© Daniel Regner/Getty Images)

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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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.
Illustration of an American television set displaying television sets from other countries (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

If your favorite American television show seems familiar… [video]

Many television shows that are popular in the U.S. have been adapted from successful shows in other countries, such as Israel, Japan and Denmark.
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Sister cities boost global understanding [video]

What do Karachi, Pakistan, and Houston have in common? They are sister cities — a partnership for people in different countries to share with and learn about one another. Watch this video to learn about it.
People standing in garage in floodwaters (© Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Harvey in pictures

This photo gallery documents how Texans came together to help fellow Texans after Hurricane Harvey devastated the southeast part of their state.