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In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day of festivals

Americans celebrate Mexican-American culture on Cinco de Mayo. In this photo gallery, take a spin through these colorful festivals around the U.S.
Two Frederick Douglass quarters resting on old books (U.S. Mint)

New coin honors Frederick Douglass

The U.S. has a new coin featuring Frederick Douglass, a prominent African American who escaped slavery in 1838 and later became a statesman.
Man and puppet (© AP Images)

A Muppet with autism to debut on Sesame Street

Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet with autism who will make her TV debut April 10.
Person skiing (Special Olympics USA)

Special Olympics athletes climb onto the world stage [video]

More than 2,600 athletes from over 100 countries are in Austria to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games. Learn about it here.
Snowboarder flying in air (© Getty Images)

Snowboard phenom Chloe Kim readies for Winter Games in South Korea...

Chloe Kim recently visited South Korea as a U.S. sports envoy, in anticipation of the next Winter Olympics, to be held in 2018 in snowy Pyeongchang.
Girls wearing costumes in St. Patrick's Day parade (© AP Images)

Everyone is Irish on March 17

When people think of St. Patrick's Day, they usually think of green clothes, corned beef, green beer and parades — none of which are originally Irish!
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Chaplains help those with and without faith at U.S. campuses [video]

Many U.S. universities have chaplains who engage students in dialogues, organize service projects and help out in times of personal crisis.
Melania Trump surrounded by people (© AP Images)

5 little-known facts about Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump, a former international model, speaks several languages and is involved in various causes. Learn new facts about her.
Formal garden with fountain and covered patio (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden)

Ottoman garden traditions are alive in St. Louis

The Bakewell Ottoman Garden, part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, recreates the great gardening traditions of the Ottoman Empire.