Two rock guitarists performing onstage (© David Richard/AP Images)

Rock greats await Hall of Fame’s verdict [video]

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's first honorees gave birth to rock, rhythm and blues. New members soon will be announced.
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Meet a history-making White House executive chef

In the 13 years that Cristeta Comerford has served as White House executive chef, she has seen — and made — history along the way. Learn more about her.
Jordan's King Abdullah speaking at a lectern (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II honored as champion of religious harmony

The newest recipient of the Templeton Prize — for affirming life's spiritual side — is Jordan's King Abdullah II, for promoting interfaith harmony.
Group photo of foreign service officers after being sworn in (State Dept.)

The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.
Portrait of a smiling man (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

U.S. universities a proving ground for future diplomats

Meet two young people who hope to become diplomats one day. They believe studying in the U.S. will help them to achieve their goals.
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A baseball first: What’s historic about the 2018 World Series?

Every fall since 1903 the World Series is played to determine baseball's champion team. This year for the first time both managers are from minority groups.
People playing on a field beneath a blue cloudy sky (© Marvi Lacar/Getty Images)

An American Jewish group helps survivors of Rwanda’s genocide

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, modeled on Israeli villages built for orphans after the Holocaust, is a community for survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
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45,000 become U.S. citizens during Constitution Week

For the thousands becoming U.S. citizens this week, the date holds an extra special significance. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
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Smithsonian honors Special Olympics athletes and history

A new museum exhibition traces the roots of the Special Olympics organization, focusing on founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and four accomplished Special Olympians.