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How conflicts fuel the food crisis

This installment in a series looks at how global conflict is among factors driving the global food crisis.
Pakistani families receiving bags of food at outdoor distribution site (WFP)

How the U.S. is helping Pakistan overcome severe floods

Learn about continued U.S. assistance to Pakistan, which is recovering from recent devastating floods and landslides.
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Ada Limón begins her tenure as U.S. poet laureate

The U.S. poet laureate works to expand public appreciation of poetry. Ada Limón, a Mexican American poet, is particularly suited to the job.
Ursula Bellugi smiling, posing in purple outfit (Courtesy of Salk Institute)

She proved signing is more than translating spoken words

Ursula Bellugi, an American neurobiologist, altered how sign languages are perceived worldwide. Learn about her groundbreaking discoveries.
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U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [rolling updates]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
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United States progresses toward climate goals

Both the private and public sectors are ramping up the production of clean energy and electric vehicles to meet climate goals.
Jubilant young Black people striking poses on steps (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Images)

Historically Black colleges and universities are leaders in Fulbright Program

The State Department honored 19 historically Black colleges and universities as leaders in the Fulbright Program. Learn more.
Woman and man standing among waist-high plants while holding basket of tomatoes (© Erick Josue Hernandez)

Helping Guatemalans feed their families, boost crops

Learn how U.S.-funded programs have helped Guatemalan farmers increase crop production and feed their families.
Woman holding shofar as girl blows on it in front of mountain (© Nathan Bilow/AP Images)

A fall tradition: American Jews observe holy days

Learn about the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This is part of a series on the ways Americans observe religious holidays.