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How the U.S. and partner nations fight corruption

The United States is helping partner nations develop good governance practices and root out corruption. Learn about these efforts.
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U.S. COVID-19 vaccine donations surpass 200 million doses

The U.S. has donated more than 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to other countries. Learn about the global vaccination campaign.
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Makers of modest clothes find a niche in U.S. fashion

Modest fashion, once considered dowdy, is now anything but. Learn how retailers are catering to buyers who want stylish yet modest clothing.
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Meet 4 education ‘changemakers’ in Africa

These young African innovators are improving the quality of education in their communities with apps and games that make learning fun.
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Powell remembered as a friend by U.S. diplomats

Friends and colleagues of former Secretary of State Colin Powell mourn his passing and explain what made him an effective, admired leader.
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Colin Powell’s 13 rules for how to lead

The late Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, wrote about his 13 rules for leadership in his 2012 memoir. Read them here.
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The world’s largest library offers digital collections

Did you know you can find a rundown of popular memes in the Library of Congress' digital collections? Learn about its other treasures.
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Honoring former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Colin Powell, who represented America's highest ideals in military and civilian leadership, has died. Learn about his extraordinary life.
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How 8 U.S. diplomats fought the 2014 Ebola epidemic

The U.S. Department of State honors eight U.S. diplomats who worked tirelessly to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa in 2014-2015.