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Trump, Macron celebrate their countries’ close ties

President Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron on April 23 as his first guest for an official state visit.
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Some election wins aren’t what they seem

When an election winner takes 95 or 100 percent of the vote, it's less likely he's incredibly popular and more likely that the election was not free and fair.
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Dogs lend their noses to Iraq’s de-mining effort

Vivi the 3-year-old Dutch shepherd is one of five specially trained dogs using their incredible noses to help U.S. and Iraqi partners clear the country of explosive devices that ISIS left in its retreat.
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U.S. criticizes China’s repression of Uighurs

The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uighur journalists.
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The first U.S. president set his own term limit

More than 200 years ago, George Washington voluntarily gave up the office of the presidency of the United States. Find out why the speech he gave announcing his departure is still so important that it is read aloud every year in the Senate.
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Just the facts: The State Department’s annual human rights reports

Want to know the human rights situation in a country? The human rights reports let you investigate its free speech, dissent, minority relations and more.
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Condemning Syria’s chemical weapons use [video]

Leaders from the U.S., Britain and France spoke out against Syria for using chemical weapons in an attack in early April. Watch this video to learn about chemical weapons and why they're illegal.
Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump sitting on a white couch in front of flags (© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images)

Trump, Japan’s Abe stand in solidarity

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe are united on how to deal with North Korea and agree that a nuclear North Korea cannot be tolerated. They also pledge to work for free and fair trade.
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This woman wants to take you to Mars

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell is confident her company's rockets will enable people to travel to far-off cities in under an hour. How did she make it to SpaceX?