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4 Arab Americans share their insights on the United States

These Arab Americans give speeches all over the world, detailing their experiences in the United States. Read their inspiring stories.
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Women tackle firefighting’s risks and rewards

Women in the United States are rising up the ranks of firefighting and leading all-female crews in a field traditionally dominated by men. Learn more here.
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Teen sisters donate books that give voice to Muslim girls

Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.
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State Department creates new position to advocate for diplomatic diversity

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
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American Muslims can depend on halal food

For Ramadan, learn about two American organizations that review and certify various goods to ensure they are halal, meaning they comply with Islamic law.
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Students from India choose United States as top education destination

The United States remains the top choice for Indian students looking for an international education. Learn about their experiences here.
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Get to know 5 notable Arab Americans

In the United States, an estimated 2.1 million people reported Arab ancestry. Meet five Arab Americans who are making a difference in the world.
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Barbara Watson paved the way for women and Black diplomats

Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
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American Christians find renewal during Lent

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time of spiritual renewal for Christians that includes prayer and giving to others, even in a pandemic.