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Advice from autistic Rhodes Scholar [video]

Newly selected Rhodes Scholar Jory Fleming is the most honored student in the University of South Carolina’s 215-year history. He is also autistic.

Obama extends warm wishes to Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr

President Obama and Michelle Obama extend their warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.
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Diaspora voices: Ukrainians and Armenians to share their stories

If your family is from Ukraine or Armenia, share your stories by joining a webchat with top U.S. diplomats on September 8 at 9 a.m. EDT/1300 UTC.

They arrive as refugees and win their nation’s highest honor

Americans take particular pride when a onetime refugee earns the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Muslims and non-Muslims sharing meal (Courtesy of MAS Minnesota)

In Minnesota, non-Muslims visit mosques during Ramadan

A Minnesota program promotes the state's neighborly spirit by arranging for hundreds of non-Muslims to visit mosques during Ramadan.
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Only Russian is spoken in this U.S. classroom

The STARTALK program teaches critical languages — such as Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and Persian — through immersive learning.
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Religious Diversity in America: The Challenge of Minority Civil Rights Webchat

Explore the unique balancing act of protecting minority rights and freedom of expression in an interactive webchat on July 13.
Young man arranging produce in grocery store (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Strong community support helps refugees plant U.S. roots

Without a job or a home, or knowing the language, could a refugee become self-sufficient in the U.S. only 90 days after moving there? Yes! Here's how.
Woman in hijab and hockey gear skating on ice rink (© Washington Post via Getty Images)

The hockey world is abuzz over the skills of a young...

Fatima Al Ali, a hockey-playing, hijab-wearing woman from Abu Dhabi with a wicked slapshot, got to live her dream and practice with the Washington Capitals.