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Fireworks light up the sky on the 4th of July [video]

Every year on July 4, communities across the U.S. gather to watch patriotic-themed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.
Two women with a bag of flour in a grocery store (© Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Images)

Blinken rallies countries to address world food crisis

The United States is increasing its support for nations that need food and encouraging others to bolster food and humanitarian aid.
People shopping at grocery store (© Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

U.S. food co-ops help locals live well

Food cooperatives in the United States provide nutritious food for their members, as well as economic and social benefits.
Person using keyboard with Braille panel (© Shutterstock.com)

California university’s ‘Cave’ inspired blind students

Blind students studying at a California university in the late 1980s found a place that encouraged them to innovate: "The Cave."
Woman smiling in front of portrait of man (© Jessica Hill/AP Images)

Women make a historic first for U.S. currency

President Biden's plan to nominate Marilynn Malerba treasurer of the United States will make her the first Native American to hold the post.
Man in red shirt carving wood (© Tahiti Art Crafts)

Connecting French Polynesia’s artisans to global markets

An alumna of U.S. government exchanges is helping French Polynesia's artisans sell their handicrafts around the world.
Crowd of people listening while wearing masks (State Dept./Ronny Przysucha)

Celebrating the power of cultural exchange

Cultural exchange brings people together and broadens perspectives. Read how America's top diplomat values the experience of living abroad.
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.
Hiker climbing mountain (© Full Circle)

Outdoor adventure for all

New groups have formed to get more people from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in outdoor adventure sports. Learn about them.