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.
Close-up portrait of tennis star Serena Williams (© Rick Chapman)

Wanted: Portraits of top female athletes

Women in America excel at sports, but their images can be hard to find. The National Portrait Gallery is building up its collection showing female athletes.
President Obama waving (© AP Images)

Obama to host the first ‘South by South Lawn’ at the...

A festival of music, film and ideas is heading from Austin, Texas, to the White House on October 3 for SXSL — South by South Lawn.
Historical photo of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (© AP Images/Library of Congress)

Harriet Tubman is coming to the $20 bill

Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman makes history again. She will be the first woman and first African American to appear on a major U.S. currency note.
Composite image of photos of six athletes (© AP Images)

Who made Athlete of the Year?

Professional basketball player LeBron James and Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles each won another top honor: 2016′s Athlete of the Year.
Athletes holding up a trophy as blue confetti comes down on them (© David J. Phillip/AP Images)

March Madness explained

If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when college students and other Americans become obsessed with March Madness.