Silhouette of people standing at the Tidal Basin surrounded by cherry blossoms (© J. David Ake/AP Images)video

Cherry blossom trees symbolize enduring U.S.-Japan ties [video]

Take a virtual walk among the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington and learn more about their history in this 360-degree video!
Death Valley in bloom (© AP Images)

ShareAmerica: Trending Now

Welcome to Trending Now, a weekly snapshot of what’s happening in the United States that you might have missed.

It takes grit to help volunteers have fun

A volunteer-group leader needs to know what inspires others to serve to attract people who are willing to invest their time and talent.
Women in blue dresses dancing onstage (© Ali Khaligh)

Persian New Year celebrations spring up across the U.S.

Each spring, Iranian Americans and others organize Nowruz festivals and events in the U.S. to welcome the New Year and pay tribute to their cultural heritage.
Painting of large Civil War battle (Image by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

The debate over the Confederate flag

More than 150 years after the end of the U.S. Civil War, the flag of the Confederate army of the South remains a source of controversy in America.
Large rotunda filled with people (© Chip Somodevilla/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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.
Jesse Owens crossing finish line in race in large stadium (© Alamy/INTERFOTO)

U.S. Olympic standouts: A look back in photos

American athletes from earlier Olympics who broke records in their sports and barriers in society are remembered in this photo gallery.
Men and women in formal dress posing for photo (© AP Images)

America celebrates the performing arts with Kennedy Center Honors

Rapper LL Cool J and singer Gloria Estefan were among the performing artists honored by the Kennedy Center and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Woman, man and child dressed in Viking costumes (Instagram/comicconrussia)

In Moscow and New York, Comic Con brightens October [video]

Are you a comic book fan? You might be interested in Comic Con, one of the biggest events of the year, held each October in New York and Moscow.