Blurred image of chefs in a kitchen (Shutterstock)

Inauguration weekend also means charitable donations

Washington restaurants are planning to donate part of their profits from the presidential inauguration to local charities that serve the community.
Corner of layered building (© Jahi Chikwendiu/Washington Post via Getty Images)

Smithsonian stamp shows African-American history is American history

A new stamp honors the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It's the first time a Smithsonian museum is on a U.S. postage stamp.
Four anime women (Shutterstock)

Anime’s supersized U.S. audience [video]

Anime and manga — Japanese cartoons and comic books — have attracted fans of all ages in the U.S., leaving an indelible mark on American culture.

Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House

The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders. We regret any misperception and have removed the post.
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.
Two women standing in front of couch and next to small glass table set for tea (State Dept./Allison Shelley)

U.S. vice president’s wife welcomes Japan’s Akie Abe

Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, pays a visit to Karen Pence at the residence of the U.S. vice president in Washington.
John Glenn (© AP Images)

John Glenn, the first American in orbit, has died at 95

John Glenn, who became the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth and the longest-serving senator from Ohio, died December 8 at age 95.
Interior of Christian cathedral (© Steve Skjold/Alamy)

Religion and community in the United States

The many religious faiths practiced in the United States form communities around them. Congregations celebrate events and in turn enrich society.
Man pointing at large rock formation (© AP Images)

New national monuments named in two Western states

President Obama designated two national monuments on lands in Utah and Nevada, protecting archaeological sites, dinosaur tracks and fragile ecologies.