Popole Misenga holding child (© AP Images)

First Olympic refugee team a ‘symbol of hope’ in Rio

The first Olympic refugee team includes athletes from South Sudan, Syria, the DRC and Ethiopia, competing in track and field, swimming and judo.
Women in traditional costumes holding torches (© AP Images)

Baltic embassies delight Washington with song and dance

Each year in Washington, thousands line up to get a glimpse inside the Baltic embassies and a taste of each country’s native food, art and entertainment.
Band marching in parade (© Getty Images/Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Marching to the beat of Martin Luther King [video]

For the young members of the Ballou High School marching band in Washington, the parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has special meaning.
Man and puppet (© AP Images)

A Muppet with autism to debut on Sesame Street

Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet with autism who will make her TV debut April 10.
Two people carrying reeds across field (© Quirina Luna Geary)

Preserving one Native American tribe’s language and culture

Meet Quirina Geary, a Northern California activist who is working to keep the Mutsun language alive by studying and teaching.
Woman with Iranian flag painted on cheek amid crowd of cheering fans (© Laura McDermott/State Dept.)

Iranian volleyball fans cheer for their team in Chicago

The U.S. welcomed Iran's men's volleyball team to a championship tournament in Chicago, and Iranian-American fans turned out in force.
Woman holding an 'I Voted' sticker with translations in many languages (© Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. states and localities offer ballots in many languages

Read on to learn why ballots in American elections are offered in so many different languages and what some of those languages are.
Disabled skier on skis with stool

These Paralympians are ready for the 2018 games [video]

Find out what drives these U.S. athletes to succeed at the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The competition is March 9-18.

First family joins Iranian Americans in celebrating Nowruz

President Obama sends best wishes to everyone celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year. In this video message he speaks directly to the people and leaders...