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Time honors Kid of the Year for tackling global challenges

One U.S. student is using science to tackle global problems, such as contaminated drinking water. Learn more about this Kid of the Year's innovations.
Illustration of baby in top hat sitting next to hourglass and holding calla lilies (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Americans we lost in 2020

In 2020, we said goodbye to many Americans who changed the world. Learn how they left their mark in a wide variety of fields.
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White House Christmas decorations include a quiet tribute

The first lady's holiday decorations are mostly traditional this year, but with one important exception that still fits into the overall theme.
Amy Bauernschmidt in uniform watching from ship's bridge (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin K. Kittleson)

U.S. Navy appoints first woman to command an aircraft carrier

Captain Amy Bauernschmidt will become the first woman in U.S. history to command a Navy aircraft carrier. Read more about her career in the military.
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Uyghur restaurateurs serve culinary diplomacy

Whether it's overt or subtle, two U.S. Uyghur restaurant owners in the U.S. use their eateries to explain how China mistreats their people. Learn more here.
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Celebrating Hanukkah, safely and joyfully, in 2020

Learn how American Jews will embrace their traditions at Hanukkah, while keeping themselves and their neighbors safe during a public health crisis.
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The changing face of the American heartland

The American heartland is smack-dab in the middle of the country. Learn why it's booming and who's moving there in droves.
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Baseball’s first female general manager makes history

Kim Ng has broken barriers and made history by becoming the first female general manager in baseball. She will lead the Miami Marlins starting in 2021.
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Unbreakable: Remembering the Navajo Code Talkers

November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Learn about the Navajo Code Talkers, whose secret code helped end World War II.