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Black Panther shatters stereotypes and promotes science

Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.
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Persian New Year celebrations spring up across the U.S.

Each spring, Iranian Americans and others organize Nowruz festivals and events in the U.S. to welcome the New Year and pay tribute to their cultural heritage.
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Versatile Paralympian poised for another medal run

Born in Ukraine, Oksana Masters is a double-amputee who has become one of America’s most versatile Paralympians, winning medals in both the Winter and Summer Games.
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These Paralympians are ready for the 2018 games [video]

Find out what drives these U.S. athletes to succeed at the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The competition is March 9-18.
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Meet a trailblazer who trained U.S. Army nurses

Hazel Johnson-Brown made history in 1979 as the first black woman to become a U.S. Army general. She went on to head the Army Nurse Corps.
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Millions escaping poverty in a strong global economy

The global poverty rate dropped to a record low in 2017, with poor countries enjoying faster growth than wealthy ones. More gains are on the horizon as the world vows to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
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Art smugglers, beware: New York’s sleuths are on your trail

Launching an aggressive campaign against the trafficking of cultural property, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has created a new law-enforcement squad dedicated to solving and stopping the theft of antiquities. Find out why this mission is so important.
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Get a free poster for Black History Month

The hope Martin Luther King Jr. shared in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 still rings true. This poster honors his commitment to equality.
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Snowboard phenom Chloe Kim ready for Winter Games in South Korea...

Seventeen-year-old American snowboarder Chloe Kim is ready to wow the world in the halfpipe event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.