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Woman standing with arms crossed under tree (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Ada Limón begins her tenure as U.S. poet laureate

The U.S. poet laureate works to expand public appreciation of poetry. Ada Limón, a Mexican American poet, is particularly suited to the job.
Photographs at exhibit (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Viewing 2 centuries of iconic American photos

The Library of Congress uses iconic and lesser-known photographs alike to tell America's story. Learn about some of those images.
Men playing chess outdoors (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Where do Americans play chess? Everywhere.

World Chess Day is July 20. Take a look at where Americans play chess and learn why the game is increasingly attracting children.
President Biden placing medal around Simone Biles' neck (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Images)

Biden honors 17 Americans with Medal of Freedom

Learn more about the 17 extraordinary Americans who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony.
Illustration of pea wearing crown while sitting at long table (© Nikita Kravtsov/Courtesy of the Ukrainian Museum)

U.S. museums celebrate Ukrainian culture

There are over a million Ukrainian Americans in the United States — and many museums in the U.S. dedicated to preserving their culture.
Man in red shirt carving wood (© Tahiti Art Crafts)

Connecting French Polynesia’s artisans to global markets

An alumna of U.S. government exchanges is helping French Polynesia's artisans sell their handicrafts around the world.
Combo photo showing two men and two women posing for portraits (© Bettmann/Getty Images; © Sabina Louise Pierce/The New York Times/Redux; © Richard Drew/AP Images; © Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

LGBTQI+ people: Making history throughout history

June is Pride Month. Meet some of the amazing members of the LGBTQI+ community who made history in their fields.
Collage of 5 photos of Sylvia Rivera, Julia Alvarez, Camille Wardrop Alleyne, Miguel Cardona and Dr. Antonia Novello (© AP Images and © Getty Images)

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean Americans have led some of the United States’ most important discoveries and social movements. Meet a few of them.
Charred remains of staircase in theater that was bombed (© Alexei Alexandrov/AP Images)

War in Ukraine damages major cultural sites

Russia's bombs are hitting civilians and sites important to Ukraine's history and cultural identity. Find out which sites are damaged.