U.S. history

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The architectural beauty of U.S. Embassy buildings

Many of the buildings used for U.S. embassies throughout the world are noteworthy for both the beauty of their architecture and their historic significance.
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Science, math heroines are hidden no more

The movie "Hidden Figures" on women's unsung role in launching the U.S. space program now is inspiring female scientists and STEM advocates worldwide.
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Smithsonian stamp shows African-American history is American history

A new stamp honors the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It's the first time a Smithsonian museum is on a U.S. postage stamp.
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Running in America: Popular and fun

Whether it's for health, relaxation or a cause, running is a popular activity in the United States. Learn about some running heroes.
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In pictures: America’s love affair with the World’s Fair

For years, crowds have flocked to world's fairs to see the latest inventions and have a good time. See the history of U.S. world's fairs in pictures!
Donald Trump and Melania Trump placing hands over hearts in front of the Pentagon (© AP Images)

The president on the 9/11 anniversary: Our values endure

President Donald J. Trump made remarks at a Pentagon memorial September 11 in observance of the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.
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Travel the world without ever leaving this U.S. state

Where can you find China, Egypt, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Lebanon all in one state?
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How U.S. manufacturing shapes our world [video]

The “Made in America” label conveys a rich history of innovation and commitment to quality. Learn how U.S. manufacturing helps people around the globe.
Tuskegee Airmen posing next to airplanes (© Getty Images)

New U.S. coin to celebrate African-American airmen

African-American airmen’s contributions to World War II will be immortalized on a new U.S. coin to be released in 2021.