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Three people standing at polling booths in front of mural with U.S. flag and eagle (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

Local elections give individuals a voice in democracy [infographic]

Learn about the types of local positions Americans vote on every few years to select the people who will lead their communities.
Hand with cross bracelet holding photo of young man in front of Nicaraguan flag (© Oswaldo Rivas/AFP/Getty Images)

Nicaragua’s elections: Neither free nor fair

On November 7, the Ortega regime used coercion, scare tactics and cronyism to declare itself the winner of sham elections.
Man painting mural of boy reaching for apple (© Mary Altaffer/AP Images)

Murals with a message

Meet a couple who believe art can be a powerful medium to inspire social change and see their amazing results.
Medical professional wearing protective gear vaccinating woman (U.S. Government)

U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [November 2021]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
Man looking at solar panels (© Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images)

Partners bolster Africa’s fight against COVID-19 and poverty

U.S. and European partners are investing $80 billion in development financing to help Africa's economic recovery from COVID-19.
Two workers wearing hard hats and face masks holding boxes near freezer reading minus 69 degrees Celsius (© Morry Gash/AP Images)

U.S. to expand vaccine production by 1 billion doses

The world will have access to an additional 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines starting next year thanks to a White House initiative.
Man in military uniform holding gun leading line of men approaching door on ship (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tamara Vaughn) 

U.S. Africa Command helps partners address security, COVID-19

U.S. Africa Command is supporting African nations in countering extremist groups and fighting COVID-19. Learn about AFRICOM's many partnerships.
Betty Reid Soskin in park ranger uniform sitting in front of building (Luther Bailey/NPS)

A century-old park ranger tells America’s story

Many National Park Service rangers tell the story of the United States from firsthand experience. Betty Reid Soskin has a century's worth.
Painting showing Pilgrims and Native Americans gathering to share meal (© Everett Collection/Shutterstock)

U.S. Thanksgiving resembles festivals around the world

American Thanksgiving celebrations share many of the traditions that make up harvest festivals across the globe.