Broadway Play With Middle Eastern Setting Wins Top Honors

By Lauren Monsen As musicals go, The Band’s Visit (adapted from a 2007 Israeli movie of the same name) is a quiet and unassuming play — in other words, an unlikely hit. But this quirky Broadway show recently completed an almost-perfect sweep of
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Team USA Solves for Victory At International Math Competition

Photo: Team USA members (in blue shirts) Michael Ren, Adam Ardeishar, James Lin, Vincent Huang, Andrew Gu and Mihir Singhal stand in celebration after placing first at the 2018 International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania. (Mathematical Association of America)

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45,000 Become U.S. Citizens During Constitution Week

By Leigh Hartman Thousands of people are being sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens from September 14 to 23, as Americans honor the U.S. Constitution. “The Constitution plays an essential role in the lives of all Americans, but particularly for those who are Americans by choice,” says L. Francis Cissna, who heads (more...)

Jurors: 300-plus Priests Abused Scores of Kids in Pennsylvania

More than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused at least 1,000 children over the last 70 years and church leaders did all they could to cover it up, a Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday said. The report said the number of victims might actually be in the thousands because church records (more...)

Eastern Ukraine’s Accelerating Humanitarian Crisis

By Mary Jane Maxwell “There’s no peace and shelling takes place daily.” That’s the current situation in Russian-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine, says an archbishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Despite countless truces, Archbishop Serhiy of Donetsk and Mariupol says the Russian-led forces have stepped up their military assault in eastern Ukraine’s (more...)

World Joined Forces to Rescue Thai Soccer Team

By Lauren Monsen Divers and rescue workers from around the world — including dozens of Americans — pitched in to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, where the team had been trapped for more than two weeks. The rescue operation, which required days of (more...)

Why These Americans Are Honorary British Knights and Dames

By Mary Jane Maxwell One doesn’t necessarily have to be British — or even an aristocrat — to know what it’s like to be “knighted” by the reigning monarch of England. Several dozen Americans, upon recommendation of both the British government and  (more...)

A $1 Million Prize for Making Smartphones Possible

By Christopher Connell Two American computer scientists have won the $1 million Turing Award — often called the Nobel Prize for computing — for their early-career discovery of an innovative way to make the microprocessors that today power smartphones, tablets and billions of other devices. Established chipmaking companies initially shrugged off the (more...)

Pompeo: ‘Human Rights Council Is a Poor Defender of Human Rights’

By Mark Trainer The U.S. withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 19, citing the panel’s inclusion of serial human rights abusers and its chronic political bias. “The Human Rights Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy — with many of the world’s worst human rights abuses going (more...)

Historic U.S.–North Korea Summit

Share America President Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Check back here often for updates. “The ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with North Korea has not changed,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a June 11 press briefing in Singapore ahead of the scheduled summit (more...)

Trump, Macron Celebrate Their Countries’ Close Ties

By ShareAmerica As French President Emmanuel Macron arrived April 23 as the first guest of President Trump for an official state visit, the two countries’ centuries-old friendship was on display. Born in democratic revolutions, France and the United States have built an enduring relationship. “It is truly fitting that we are holding our (more...)

Wells Fargo to Pay $1B to Settle Customer Abuse Charges

VOA American banking giant Wells Fargo has agreed to pay federal regulators $1 billion to settle charges that it failed to identify and avert problems related to its mortgage and auto lending operations. The bank has admitted it sold unwanted or unnecessary automobile insurance to hundreds of thousands of its auto loan (more...)

Americans Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

By ShareAmerica Americans this month are observing Holocaust Remembrance Day — or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew — in honor of the victims of the Nazi era and to commit themselves to help prevent future genocides. In Washington, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on April 10 was surrounded by portraits of Holocaust survivors, (more...)

Trump’s China Tariffs Explained

By ShareAmerica Under President Trump’s leadership, the United States is committed to rebalancing the U.S.-China trade relationship to achieve more fair and reciprocal trade. On March 22, President Trump directed his administration to take actions to address China’s forced technology transfers, discriminatory licensing restrictions, state-directed acquisition of U.S. sensitive technology, and (more...)

Easter Traditions in America

By Mary Jane Maxwell This year on April 1, many American Christians will celebrate Easter — the oldest and most important holy day of the Christian calendar. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion some 2,000 years ago. Many Christians (more...)

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