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6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life
6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life

Members of the Armed Forces honor Old Glory in these inspiring pictures. >>

10 Rare Trees That Are National Treasures
10 Rare Trees That Are National Treasures

Learn more about these natural, awe-inspiring beauties. >>

St. Patrick's Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates
St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates

Take a look at how people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Is… >>

8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns
8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns

Along the 2,291 mile highway that is Route 66, you'll find territorial-era mining towns, quiet… >>

Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?
Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?

Don’t let the powdered wigs fool you. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, America's… >>

A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs
A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs

In his book 50 States of Lego, photographer Jeff Friesen takes a comical yet artful look at the… >>

“Things This Good Don’t Happen to Kids Like Us”

I went to meet these two young athletes for a TV story I was doing. I stayed because I could not… >>

The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor
The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor

Americans know her as a justice on our nation’s highest court, but this salsa-dancing… >>

Everyday Heroes: The Intrepid Trucker
Everyday Heroes: The Intrepid Trucker

With courage, quick thinking, and a little help from a friend, Michael Schiotis saves a stranger. >>

Photo Essay: A Surfer Makes Waves With Post-Hurricane Relief
Photo Essay: A Surfer Makes Waves With Post-Hurricane Relief

After Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal communities in New York and New Jersey, professional… >>

Money Facts and Trivia: How Much Do You Know?
Money Facts and Trivia: How Much Do You Know?

Are you current on our currency? Test yourself below. >>

3 Stories of Gratitude and Powerful Love
3 Stories of Gratitude and Powerful Love

A narrative project called "StoryCorps" illuminates inspiring stories of generosity and love from… >>

Everyday Heroes: Bringing Down a Bank Robber
Everyday Heroes: Bringing Down a Bank Robber

A former boxing champion takes a repeat offender off the streets. >>

The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek
The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek

Get up close to a few of the special items that will be on display when the National September 11… >>

Breathtaking Waterfall Pictures and Coastal Views
Breathtaking Waterfall Pictures and Coastal Views

Picture yourself surrounded by North America's natural beauty, from the winding river dells of… >>

The Unsinkable Diana Nyad
The Unsinkable Diana Nyad

At 61, Diana Nyad attempted to swim 103 miles against three-foot waves, the threat of sharks, and… >>

5 Amazing Photos of Florida's Best-Kept Secret
5 Amazing Photos of Florida’s Best-Kept Secret

Bok Tower Gardens is one of our country's hidden gems and the subject of a new book from Skira… >>

What Unites These States?
What Unites These States?

Philip Caputo traveled from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, asking everyday Americans what… >>

Surprising Trivia Behind America’s Most Iconic Foods
Surprising Trivia Behind America’s Most Iconic Foods

Separating myth from history: how Buffalo wings, hot dog buns, nachos, and more classic American… >>

How One Deejay Became a Community Hero
How One Deejay Became a Community Hero

A deejay takes the stage to lift the spirits of a community in need. >>