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Baby elephant interacting with adult elephant in water (© DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Understanding elephants improves conservation efforts

U.S. researchers are learning more about how elephants think and behave to help improve the chances of survival for these majestic animals.
Cynthia Yue at microphone, speaking and gesturing (Courtesy of Cynthia Yue)

Cynthia Yue has her finger on the pulse of American youth

Learn why the 2021–2022 U.S. Youth Observer to the U.N. is so committed to human rights and how her childhood shaped her worldview.
Man looking at large screen with images of Joe Biden and Xi Jinping on it (© Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

In talks with Xi, Biden continues U.S. push for collaboration

President Biden spoke with People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping addressing climate change, health and other global challenges.
Illustration of woman with Ukrainian flag around neck and flower crown (State Dept./D. Thompson)

United with Ukraine [rolling updates]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.
Two women in orange T-shirts that say 'End Pandemics' talking to each other (Courtesy of Bridget Siulanda/JSI)

Changing attitudes, increasing COVID-19 vaccinations

USAID has trained health workers in Zambia on sharing vaccine safety information. Learn how these workers are increasing vaccinations.
Baby stroller covered in blood sitting in front of building damaged by shelling (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)

Russia falsely claims attacks don’t target Ukrainian civilians

Russian shelling has hit Ukrainians in their homes, hospitals and theaters as well as children in the streets.
Photographs at exhibit (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Viewing 2 centuries of iconic American photos

The Library of Congress uses iconic and lesser-known photographs alike to tell America's story. Learn about some of those images.
Cans of vegetable oil marked 'USAID' in foreground, with piles of food and lines of people behind (© James Akena/Reuters)

Working with partners to feed refugees in Uganda

The U.S. and international partners are helping feed refugees in Uganda, part of global efforts to ease food shortages around the world.
4 colorful tiles displayed in collage (Photos courtesy of Hazel Naranjo)

AWE alumna constructs her dream business in Costa Rica

After years working in construction supplies, Hazel Naranjo started her own business. The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped her succeed.