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Humanitarian causes unite people of all faiths

The new book "Faith + Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows the robust and diverse religious landscape in America. Download the free PDF.
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Washington celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year

See how children and adults participated in traditional Persian New Year activities at the Smithsonian's 11th annual Nowruz celebration.
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In U.S. fields, these farmers connect to their Chinese roots

Many people of Chinese heritage in the U.S. are turning to farming, choosing what crops to grow based on personal interests as well as market demand.
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Across tense borders, 10 musicians explore a new sound [video]

Ten musicians were selected to participate in the Dosti Music Project, which unites artists and sounds from India, Pakistan and the U.S.

Black student unions: ‘We’re not at a point where we can...

You would be hard-pressed to find a U.S. college without a black student union. These on-campus clubs provide a voice for African-American students. Inspired by...
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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.

‘I spent 10 years of my life going back in time’

African-American history is personal for Spirit Trickey, daughter of Minnijean Brown of the Little Rock Nine.