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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.

Find out what makes a successful civil rights advocate

What would you ask a renowned civil rights activist? Join Judith Heumann, a long-time advocate for disability rights, for a webchat December 3 at 13:00 UTC.

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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Remembering a pioneer in women’s basketball

The late Pat Summitt was the most successful coach in U.S. college basketball history — man or woman — and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Facing a momentous decision, Jarryd Wallace kept running [video]

“The day I made the first Paralympic team in London in 2012 was a bittersweet moment for me,” said Jarryd Wallace. His leg had been amputated nearby.

America’s first Muslim-majority city council

Immigrant groups to the U.S. have a similar story of influence: economic impact, culture and politics. What do these new different perspectives mean?
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Two hurricanes hit home for an American astronaut

Astronaut Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, offered support to those affected by the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico.
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American Christians find renewal during Lent

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time of spiritual renewal for Christians that includes prayer and giving to others, even in a pandemic.

How can you be Muslim in America? Meet someone who knows....

“I’m just like every other American,” says Palestinian American Israa Al-Sayyed. “I just have this different set of beliefs on certain things.”