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Overhead view of Joe Biden speaking in the Chamber of the House of Representatives (© Jim Lo Scalzo/AP)

Who sits where during a State of the Union speech? [infographic]

The three branches of the U.S. government get together each year to hear the president give the State of the Union address. Who comes and where do they sit?
President Biden speaking to members of Congress (© Win McNamee/AP)

The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

Millions of people around the world are expected to watch President Biden's State of the Union address. Learn why the speech gets attention.
Kamala Harris speaking with workers wearing red aprons, cleaning fish, with small boats in background (© Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times/AP)

Partners in a prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific

The U.S. is strengthening partnerships in the Indo-Pacific. See how these efforts help countries meet 21st-century challenges.
U.S. sailors dancing with children as crowd watches (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drace Wilson)

At Solomon Islands, U.S. hospital ship provides care, boosts preparedness

The USNS Mercy treated thousands of Solomon Islanders on its first trip to the country during a 2022 humanitarian exercise.
People gathering near Lincoln Memorial (© Tupungato/Shutterstock.com)

What you need to know about U.S. visitor visa interviews

If you're planning to travel to the United States this year, the State Department recommends planning ahead for any visas.
رسم توضيحي لامرأة حول عنقها العلم الأوكراني وعلى رأسها تاج من الزهور (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.

Defending Ukraine: Yana Zinkevych and Hospitallers

This installment in a series focuses on a group of volunteer paramedics who respond to the medical needs of civilians and soldiers.
Protesters holding up hands in street (© Sakchai Lalit/AP)

Standing with the people of Burma 2 years after the military...

Two years after its coup, the military regime in Burma continues to carry out a brutal campaign of violence against its own people.
Person handing delivery to another person standing in doorway (The Global Fund)

PEPFAR: 20 years of impact

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative known as PEPFAR has helped millions of people since it was created in 2003. Learn more about it.