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State Department honors Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Slater as first Hero of U.S....

Meet Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slater, a foreign service specialist who embodies the ethos of diplomacy through her tenacity and teamwork.
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Who’s been censoring your movie?

The Chinese government censors everything the government disagrees with. It even coerces foreign movie studios to edit and change their films.
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A Venezuelan mother in search of a better future [video]

Electricity blackouts and widespread medicine shortages mean that childbirth and motherhood present grave risks in Venezuela.
Buggy-like vehicle in rough terrain (© Halldor Kolbens/AFP/Getty Images)

To prepare for Mars, NASA travels to Iceland

To prepare for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, scientists tested technology in a terrain that is similar to environments on Mars.
People in uniform standing in rows on grassy area and saluting (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson)

U.S. and ASEAN join forces in historic exercise

For the first time, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations partnered for an official maritime training exercise.
Crowd of women protesters with snow falling (© Hengameh Golestan/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Iranian women’s strength on display at Smithsonian exhibit

Take a look at life in Iran through the artistic expression of Iranian female photographers in a popular exhibit at an art gallery in Washington.
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5G tech raises global intellectual property concerns

Stealing ideas hurts workers. As more of the economy becomes connected through 5G, it's vital that we have trusted networks to secure ideas.
Ivanka Trump speaking at lectern as John Sullivan and Marta Lucía Ramírez look on (© Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump, State’s Sullivan boost women in business

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Colombia is part of a White House initiative that aims to help women around the world reach their economic potential.
Houses on stilts in ocean seen from beach (© Zoonar GmbH/Alamy)

Promoting prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

What is most important to have a thriving Indo-Pacific region? Economic investment, secured waterways, and diplomatic relations.