Soldier with mask directing traffic (U.S. Army National Guard/Specialist Michael Schwenk)

America’s ‘citizen soldiers’ aid coronavirus fight

The National Guard is helping states respond to the deadly new coronavirus. Learn the many ways Guard troops are protecting Americans during the outbreak.
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Meet America’s new top librarian

Carla Hayden, former head of the Baltimore library system, is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress.
Vice President Biden standing next to President Obama at lectern (© AP Images)

Obama invites Trump to meet, congratulates him on victory

President Obama has invited President-elect Donald Trump to meet with him to discuss the handover of power from his administration to Trump's.
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U.S. supports era of private spaceflight

At the National Space Council, the Trump administration is making sure regulations don't get in the way of America's innovation and private enterprise in space.
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Teenager becomes America’s youngest state lawmaker

Saira Blair became the youngest state lawmaker in America by winning a seat in West Virginia’s House of Delegates in the November 4 midterm...
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U.S. issues 10 millionth patent protecting inventors

President Trump has signed the 10 millionth U.S. patent, which went to an improved laser-detection method that could help pilot self-driving cars.
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How will the 2018 elections change the U.S. Congress?

See how the midterm elections of 2018 affected the two major parties' control in Congress and the gains women made in representation in Congress.
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U.S. targets the stash houses of human smugglers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been finding and closing stash houses to protect migrants preyed upon by human smugglers.
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What does January 1 signify in Lincoln’s legacy?

Learn how the Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for abolishing slavery and why President Lincoln considered it his finest achievement.