Muslims Against Hunger serving food outside from large vats (Courtesy of Muslims Against Hunger)

This Muslim-American group brings the soup kitchen to the hungry

Zamir Hassan knows where homeless people congregate — around train stations, under bridges and in tents set up in the woods. “Not everyone is able...
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How a U.S. ski jumper prepped for Winter Olympics in summer

Winter Olympics athletes have to be creative to train during months with no snow. Learn how a U.S. ski jumper keeps fit and improves even when it's hot out.
Woman dressed in witch costume sticking her tongue out (© AP Images)

Boo! Halloween celebrations in pictures

Halloween, celebrated on October 31, has its roots in Celtic culture, but did you know it's celebrated around the world? Check out these photos to see more!
'Campaign Song' sheet music cover (Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana/LOC)

U.S. campaign songs stir the public imagination [video]

For more than 200 years, America's freewheeling presidential campaigns have relied on music to connect with voters. That tradition is still going strong.
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Building bridges through cultural exchange

The State Department's Exchange Visitor Program is now called BridgeUSA, emphasizing private-sector opportunities for people who wish to work in the U.S.
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Inauguration weekend also means charitable donations

Washington restaurants are planning to donate part of their profits from the presidential inauguration to local charities that serve the community.
Lion dance and confetti during Chinese New Year celebration (Shutterstock)

Celebrating the Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dog

People across the United States and around the world will come together this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks, parades and lanterns.
Man in African garb speaking into a microphone (© HK Media)

The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
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Americans mark September 11

See how Americans pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.