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International actresses find their place on American TV, movie sets

Saudi-American Ahd Kamel and Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o are among the international actresses who have found success in American television or cinema.
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Southern hospitality helps Japanese firm find Kentucky home

No country attracts more foreign investment than the U.S. A Japanese manufacturer found suitors aplenty at the SelectUSA Summit for its new plant and chose Kentucky.
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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.
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Sister cities boost global understanding [video]

What do Karachi, Pakistan, and Houston have in common? They are sister cities — a partnership for people in different countries to share with and learn about one another. Watch this video to learn about it.
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She brings ideas from around the world to her classroom

Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 U.S. National Teacher of the Year, is adding new traditions she learned while visiting schools in the Middle East and Africa.
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New NBA league debuts in Africa

The NBA recently launched a new basketball league in Africa. Learn about this opportunity for Africa's best players to showcase their skills.
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American’s satire on race wins Britain’s famed Man Booker Prize [video]

Novelist Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the prestigious Man Booker prize for his satirical work "The Sellout."

Photo contest shares the American experience

Preservation of natural treasures in U.S. national parks has been called the nation’s best idea. Winning images in a 2014 photo contest offer proof.
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Celebrating Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. [video]

January 16 is National Religious Freedom Day in the U.S. Religious freedom is a central U.S. value. Learn how the U.S. promotes it worldwide.