President Trump speaking at lectern as people seated at tables alongside listen (© WIn McNamee/Getty Images)

The U.S. tradition of breakfast, presidents and prayer

The National Prayer Breakfast brings together religious, business and political leaders and has been attended by every president since Eisenhower in 1953.
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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.
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November 11: A celebration of military veterans [infographic]

Veterans Day is a November federal holiday in the United States that celebrates those who have served in the armed forces.
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The right to religious freedom [video]

Religious freedom is a universal human right and a founding principle of the United States.
Octavia Spencer greeting Katherine Johnson (NASA)

‘Hidden Figures’ no longer. Film shines light on black women who...

A new movie reveals the work of three African-American women who were the brains behind the space agency's most critical missions.
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2017’s memorable moments

Americans witnessed the spectacles of a presidential inauguration and a solar eclipse. See photos from some of the memorable events of the last year.
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This famous house sits atop a waterfall [video]

To celebrate Earth Day, check out this famous house in rural Pennsylvania that is built on a waterfall. It features other elements of nature too.

Japan’s Nujabes’ lasting influence on dance club music [video]

In the world of electronic music, the sound of the Japanese DJ/producer Nujabes has had a major impact on the dance and hip-hop scene in the U.S.
Man and woman sitting on couch with Ramadan decorations (Courtesy of Salman Azam)

Muslim Americans observe Ramadan at home

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused American Muslims to keep their traditional Ramadan observances close to home. See how they are coping.