All About America

President Donald Trump hugs the American flag in Oxon Hill, Md., March 2, 2019.
US flag has undergone many changes since 1777
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June 14, 2019
US citizenship swearing in ceremony
Among new arrivals, Asians overtake Hispanics
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June 11, 2019
Alabama's Mount Vernon Arsenal and Searcy Hospital, which closed in 2012, once housed Geronimo and hundreds of Apache people during the late 1800s. Later, the building served as a segregated mental health facility for African Americans. (Alabama Historica
2019's 11 Most Endangered Places in America
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June 06, 2019
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Americans are getting older and family size is shrinking, which means the nation will have fewer working-age adults going forward. “I think it is a cause for concern if we are calibrating our expectations of having a strongly growing population,” says David Kelly, chief global strategist for JP Morgan Asset Management. “If you're investing in things like the housing industry or the auto industry and you need an ever-growing population, then you have to adjust to a world…
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May 31, 2019
FILE - A view of Texas highway IH-30 traffic with the Dallas skyline.
Americans have long felt the call to go west, but they're also moving south. Between July 2017 and July 2018, more people relocated to counties in the West and South of the United States than moved out, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Overall, suburbs in the South and West welcomed more people than counties in the Midwest and Northeast.
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May 29, 2019
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In the United States, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a holiday that honors people who died in military service during wartime. The end of May also marks the beginning of a less serious kind of war. It is one many living Americans fight each summer. It is a battle for – and about – the perfect lawn. That’s right, the lawn: the grass around most American houses. Virginia Scott Jenkins is an expert on Americans’ extreme interest in lawns. In fact…
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May 25, 2019
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“Emma” rules the West Coast, while “Liam” reigns supreme in the American Midwest. In the southeastern part of the United States, parents prefer the name “William” for boys and “Ava” for girls, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, which compiled a list of 2018’s most popular baby names. At the top of the list nationwide are “Liam” for boys (for the second year) and “Emma” for girls…
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May 22, 2019