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Forget all you thought you knew about libraries

Libraries are increasingly accessible, not only in number, but in what they offer; in some libraries, you can find exercise equipment and 3-D printers.
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Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
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‘Nowruz Mubarak!’ U.S. sends Persian New Year greetings [video]

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo send warm greetings to everyone celebrating Nowruz in the U.S. and around the world.
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Test your knowledge of African-American history [quiz]

How much do you know about African-American achievements in civil rights, technology, sports and more? Test your knowledge and share your results!
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In pictures: America’s love affair with the World’s Fair

For years, crowds have flocked to world's fairs to see the latest inventions and have a good time. See the history of U.S. world's fairs in pictures!
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Merry Christmas from the White House [video]

Every year there is a ceremony in Washington to light the National Christmas Tree. Watch President Trump's Christmas message.
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A warm welcome for refugees who settle in Utah

Refugees resettled in the U.S. are finding opportunity and learning new skills in the western state of Utah with the help of nonprofits and government.
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International Jazz Day is upon us. Get ready to jam.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Join an interactive webchat and jam session with pianist Mark Meadows and vocalist Lena Seikaly on April 14.
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Explore the trail of the U.S. civil rights movement

A new website,, uses 360-degree videos, historical comparison photos, interviews and interactive maps to guide visitors along important civil rights sites across the southern United States.