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President Obama proclaims January 19 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day for 2015.
President Obama proclaims November National Native American Heritage Month.
A German translation of President Obama’s proclamation on German-American Day 2014.
Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, the American Thanksgiving holiday traces its origins to harvest festivals.
November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and parades, ceremonies and tributes to veterans and their families are planned throughout the country to...
Columbus Day continues to evoke discussions about the Age of Exploration and the transformations it provoked, including the injustices done to indigenous p...
U.S. schools are considered among the world’s best — a U.S. degree is highly valued in many countries and can be the key to a successful career.
In all 50 states, Americans, naturalized citizens, and tourists alike celebrate the 238th year of U.S. independence. Plus, where teens are spending their s...
American Muslims are ethnically diverse — they have roots in every region of the world — and they have all the opportunities of their non-Muslim neighbors,...
In 2015, the Republican Party controls both chambers of Congress. Find out what else is new, and how changes may affect the legislative agenda.
The village chief on the Micronesian island of Mogmog welcomes the arrival of airdropped packages from Operation Christmas Drop each year.
To become the U.S. president’s envoy to another nation, prospective ambassadors must clear a number of hurdles in what can be a time-consuming process.
The story of America is largely the story of multiple ethnic groups coming to the country’s shores and blending into diverse yet cohesive societies.
Historic Route 66 provides travelers a slice of 20th-century America and its attractions, both authentic and kitschy.
These trailblazing Americans excelled in the arts, politics, sports and more, leading the way for the American Indians of today.
Mark Gilbert, the new U.S. ambassador to Samoa, talks about his plans to strengthen bilateral ties.
Learn why Abhilash came to the United States to pursue his master’s degree in computer science.
Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, shares some of her favorite things and what really matters to her.