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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.
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Understanding March Madness

Americans call the college basketball championship "March Madness" for a good reason. Here's why.
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This NASA astronaut wears a very special spacesuit

Some childhood cancer patients got the chance to hand-paint a flight suit that NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is wearing aboard the International Space Station.
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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.
Man standing on street lined with hurricane debris from houses (Nechama — Jewish Response to Disaster)

Faith-based charities, lending a helping hand

All denominations turn out to help people in times of disaster, like in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the U.S.
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In Orlando, a community rallies — with support from all over

After the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, people from around the world showed their support for the LGBTI and Muslim communities.
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How America beat polio

It took an entire country to snuff out polio. Learn how Americans stepped up to defeat it and how one of the vaccines is reducing it abroad.
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Poetry helps American physicians to heal

A growing number of American doctors are embracing the healing power of poetry, both to help people cope with illness and to express themselves.
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Game of Thrones and the Russian language [video]

Dothraki, the language spoken by the warrior tribe of Essos from the show “Game of Thrones,” borrows many of its components from Russian.