President Biden added a bust of labor activist César Chávez to the Oval Office as a sign of his belief in the dignity of workers. Learn more about Chávez.
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The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a stamp in honor of researcher Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese immigrant who became America's “First Lady of Physics."
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Antony Blinken says his vision of America is steeped in his relatives' past as refugees. Learn more about the new secretary of state.
See images of the 59th inauguration, at which Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris became the new president and vice president of the United States.
What is the difference between an executive order and a presidential memo? Plenty. We also review some famous executive orders U.S. presidents have signed.
In this StoryCorps interview, Army Major Ivan Arreguin discusses his experiences supporting people during the first COVID-19 outbreak in New York.