Three astronauts in space station (NASA)

Two hurricanes hit home for an American astronaut

Astronaut Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, offered support to those affected by the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico.
Lex Gillette wearing track jersey (© AP Images)

Lex Gillette has a vision for gold in the long jump

Blind long jumper Lex Gillette holds the world record for the sport, but can he win his first gold medal in Rio during the 2016 Paralympics?
Blake Haxton holding oar (© AFP/Getty Images/Valerie Macon)

For Blake Haxton, rowing means more than racing about in boats

A rare infection took Blake Haxton's legs, but it didn't stop him. He placed at the World Rowing Championships and will compete in the 2016 Paralympics.
Woman standing in front of row of coats looking at book (© Alexander Aksakov/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Champions of religious freedom

Jehovah's Witnesses are law-abiding people of faith who follow a unique interpretation of the Bible. Russia's Supreme Court decided Witnesses' views make them “extremists,” and now 50 face criminal prosecution.

These companies focus on rights to find success

Smart companies emphasize diversity, inclusion, transparency and community engagement in the workplace. This promotes human rights and is good for business.

Presidents Washington and Obama agree: America is for immigrants

Anti-immigrant sentiment rises in the U.S. at times, but in each case the nation repudiates those views and welcomes its newest citizens.

Arabic education on the rise in U.S. public schools

More American public schools are adding Arabic-language learning to their curriculum to teach about diversity and culture.
Mo Hrezi running in race with crowd cheering (© Wesley Winterink)

How a dual citizen of the U.S. and Libya looks to...

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? Mohamed Hrezi of the U.S. and Libya can tell you! Learn about his road to Rio.
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As new Americans become citizens, July 4 is a special day

Immigrants from around the world will be sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens on America’s Independence Day.