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Donald Trump and Mike Pence side by side, with Trump pointing at Pence (© AP Images)

What do U.S. vice presidents do?

Vice presidents play a big role in the U.S. government. They are first in line to succeed the president and serve as emissaries, counselors and advisers.
Girl with notebook leaping in front of scientific notations (State Dept./Diane Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster that celebrates careers in science, math

More women are making their mark in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Take the leap and think about a career in STEM!
Painting of Founding Fathers (Architect of the Capitol)video

The right to religious freedom [video]

Religious freedom is a universal human right and a founding principle of the United States.
Students gathering in protest (© AP Images)

Using social media, Iranians fight for a better future

The Iranian regime cuts off internet access to shut down communication among the protesters. The world protests this tech censorship.
Maame Biney making sharp turn (© AP Images)

U.S. Olympian hits her stride

How did 17-year-old Maame Biney, an immigrant from Ghana, become a top U.S. speedskater? Learn the story of this 2018 Winter Olympics athlete.
Girl speaking at lectern in front of large group of people at the Lincoln Memorial (State Dept.)

Students embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr. [video]

On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15, fifth-graders from a Washington school recite King's most famous speech from the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Woman's hand dropping paper into slot in box (Shutterstock)

Turkish Americans make their mark in local government

Two Turkish-American politicians entered politics to serve their communities. Learn more about 2017 election winners Tayfun Selen and Hacibey Catalbasoglu.
Woman holding baby (Paul Joseph Brown/GAPPS)

A new way to improve maternal and newborn health

Pregnant women and newborn babies in India have access to better health care thanks to an initiative backed by the U.S. government and global partners.
Illustration of seated person wearing headphones, beaming his message (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Podcasting on the rise

As podcasting grows in popularity, it has become a means of letting individual voices outside traditional media find a large audience.