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Illustration of watch, phone, shoe, iPod (D. Woolverton/State Dept.)

The price of that music is higher than you think

Everyone likes a bargain. But buying pirated or counterfeit goods can support organized crime. See what the Trump administration is doing about it.
Collage of women's faces (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Inspired by America, they’re heading home with big plans

Women from Afghanistan, Egypt and Jordan are among 80 young leaders who spent the summer studying in the U.S. as part of a State Department program.
Tuskegee Airmen posing next to airplanes (© Getty Images)

New U.S. coin to celebrate African-American airmen

African-American airmen’s contributions to World War II will be immortalized on a new U.S. coin to be released in 2021.
Young girl at typewriter and two other people in classroom (© Brian Messenger/Perkins School for the Blind)

Meeting the world’s need for teachers of deaf-blind children

A U.S. school has launched a global effort to train 1 million teachers with the skills to help deaf-blind children fulfill their potential.
Woman praying in a church with other people (© AP Images)

Assessing religious freedom worldwide: Shareable photos

The U.S. promotes religious freedom as a "moral imperative," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in a new report released August 15.
Boy on staircase looking at giant totem pole (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

A British scientist’s unexpected gift to America

A British scientist who never visited the United States is to thank for the famous Smithsonian museums in Washington and New York.
Flowers, balloons and sign lying on ground for memorial (© AP Images)

President Trump: Bigotry ‘has no place in America’

President Trump on the violence in Charlottesville: "We condemn ... this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America."
Hand holding flag and quote from Vice President Pence (State Dept.)

Shareable quotes: U.S. officials speak out against violence

Shareable quotes from President Trump and two other top officials following a racial incident in Charlottesville, Virginia.
U.S. Constitution with Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence on an American flag with a quill pen (© Pamela Au/ Alamy Stock Photo)

Why protect offensive speech?

The U.S. Constitution's First Amendment includes the right to say unpopular things and "hate speech," and it gives that right to everybody.