U.S. pledges to boost number of refugees resettled

Secretary of State John Kerry announces plans to resettle 85,000 refugees in the U.S. in fiscal year 2016 and 100,000 more in fiscal year 2017.
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Relive special Olympic moments

The 2016 Summer Olympics feature incredible athletic achievements. Between the headlines are sportsmanship, triumph and even a few marriage proposals.
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Versatile Paralympian poised for another medal run

Born in Ukraine, Oksana Masters is a double-amputee who has become one of America’s most versatile Paralympians, winning medals in both the Winter and Summer Games.

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.
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Refugees come from many countries to start over in the U.S.

In 2016, the U.S. will welcome 85,000 refugees from around the world who are in search of a life free from persecution and war.

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...

Black America’s capital theater

If a single building could ever tell a story of the black urban experience in the U.S., it is the Howard Theatre in Washington. In...
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A California school chooses a prom queen, and inclusion

To show their support for a Muslim friend and their stance against racism, a group of students at Summit High School nominated her as prom queen. She won.
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The U.S. response to the global compact on migration

The United States and other countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary are opposing a U.N. proposal on migration. Read why the U.S. acted this way.