Five-person musical band performing with guitars, drums and keyboard (© Peter Simon/Getty Images)

Rock’s Hall of Fame announces inductees for 2018 [video]

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, and Nina Simone are entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Learn what makes these performers stand out.
Selfie of woman in front of New York Blood Center (© Diana Berrent)

U.S. survivors of COVID-19 donate plasma

Learn about Diana Berrent, who defeated COVID-19 and launched an online movement encouraging fellow survivors to donate plasma for antibody research.
U.S. women's gynmastics team posing for photo with flowers and confetti (© AP Images)

Meet the U.S. women’s gymnastics team

The U.S. women's gymnastics team is sure to impress fans both inside and outside of the arena. Take a look at the athletes who make up the team.
Ellen DeGeneres standing next to President Obama at podium and another man holding medal (© AP Images)

‘Today we celebrate extraordinary Americans’

Athletes, artists and scientists were among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, November 22.
Row of bonsai trees (© Pete Souza/Chicago Tribune/MCT Via Getty)

In Washington, bonsai trees reflect U.S.-Japan ties

A new exhibition in Washington tells the story of Japan’s gift of 53 famed bonsai trees to the United States.
Woman wearing elaborate headdress and leather dress (© David Gaussoin and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture)

Native American fashion now: Pushing boundaries

Today's Native American fashion and jewelry designers are taking their place in the fashion industry, while redefining what "Native" is — or isn't.
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Here’s a free 2018 Winter Olympics poster of Ted Ligety

Ted Ligety was on skis at age 2 and began racing at 11. The 2006 Olympic gold winner will again compete as a member of the 2018 USA men’s alpine ski team.
Two women standing in front of couch and next to small glass table set for tea (State Dept./Allison Shelley)

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.
Three people standing in front of hedge (© Emily Berl/State Dept.)

Exploring religious freedom and diversity in the U.S.

Religious freedom is a founding principle of the U.S. A group of international visitors traveled the U.S. for an up-close look at religion in American life.