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Uyghur educators face prison, death in China

The People's Republic of China sentences Uyghur educators to prison as part of a campaign of repression against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, critics say.
Left: Book cover with Statue of Liberty (Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf). Right: Portrait of Roya Hakakian (© Masih Alinejad)

A beginner’s guide to America

Roya Hakakian, a human rights activist, poet, author and naturalized U.S. citizen, shares memories of adjusting to life in America.
Artist's rendering of people walking in hall with engraved words on one wall arranged around a stylized American flag (© Elia Architecture & Interiors)

A facade celebrating press freedom moves to Philadelphia

A stone tablet of the 45-word First Amendment is moving to Philadelphia, across from Independence Hall. Learn why and the message it sends to the world.
Zainab Al-Suwaij (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

4 Arab Americans share their insights on the United States

These Arab Americans give speeches all over the world, detailing their experiences in the United States. Read their inspiring stories.
Exposed beams, walls and ceiling of main hall of Etz Hayim synagogue (© Yusuf Tuvi)

U.S., Turkey join to protect cultural heritage

Even before signing a cultural property agreement, the U.S. and Turkey worked together to save a centuries-old synagogue that was on the verge of collapse.
People holding each other and crying at a funeral (© AP Images)

U.S. and partners seek to deter human rights violations

The United States has issued its annual human rights reports, documenting abuses worldwide. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter violations.
People holding sign that reads 'the Uyghur genocide' (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

U.S. and international partners target Beijing’s Uyghur oppression

The United States and international partners are sanctioning Chinese government officials for violating rights of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.
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Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
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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.