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Freedom from fear: coming out stories [video]

Despite recent legal and social progress, LGBTI people face discrimination, harassment and even violence in many places around the world.
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Walk in remembrance of 9/11 unites Washingtonians

Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jews, Muslims — people of all faiths — participate in Washington's Unity Walk each September.
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At U.S. colleges, African students shape their future

As the number of students in sub-Saharan Africa seeking university degrees continues to rise, more students look to the United States for a college experience.
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How one teacher helps U.S. students learn Arabic [video]

Learning Arabic or Chinese can be tricky for Americans. But an Egyptian teacher in the U.S. says he knows how to make it easier and a lot more fun.

As an African-American woman, she was not the typical U.S. diplomat

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is different from the typical diplomat. Yet her background and perspectives are important parts of America’s story.

Here’s how the U.N. and Facebook empower the world’s largest minority

More than 1 billion people have some form of disability. The U.N.'s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) has always been a good time...
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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.
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New York City Marathon brings runners (and volunteers) from around the...

Nearly 10 percent of the volunteers at this year’s New York City Marathon will be exchange visitors from around the world.
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Muhammad Ali’s voice for justice

Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay) was not only a boxing champion, but also a man who fought for social justice and equality.