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From civil rights activist to member of Congress: Remembering John Lewis

Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
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Answers on race in Obama’s own words

Americans are revisiting race relations after recent killings of African Americans and of police. Here's what President Obama says.
Woman riding horse, swinging large whip (© Melissa Farlow/National Geographic)

Labor Day in pictures: American women at work

When it was first instituted in 1882, Labor Day was the "workingman's holiday." Take a look at some of the women who make up nearly half the U.S. workforce.
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Paralympians Without Limits: Celebrating Disability Inclusion

On August 4 at 17:00 UTC, join us for a webchat on how the Americans with Disabilities Act helped Paralympians and other athletes.
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How American Muslims give back during Ramadan

Muslims typically make a special effort to increase their charitable activities throughout Ramadan. Learn about what some American Muslims are doing.
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A trailblazing Navy admiral took heart from American pioneer women

“Trailblazing is not for wimps or the faint of heart,” says U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard, the commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command.
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Remembering the man who inspired ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

Learn about Josiah Henson, who escorted 118 enslaved people to freedom and whose life story inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
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Immigrants become citizens at U.S. national parks [video]

The U.S. National Park Service is marking its 100th anniversary by hosting more than 100 ceremonies to swear in new U.S. citizens.
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Women govern some of the largest U.S. cities

Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.