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Oceanographer casts wide net for young talent

Ashanti Johnson, the first African American to earn a degree in marine science from Texas A&M University-Galveston, knows about breaking barriers.
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NATO strengthens international bonds [video]

Leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization meet in Brussels May 25. Learn about the U.S and NATO.
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NATO: Standing strong together and contributing equally [video]

In Brussels, President Trump vows that, together, the NATO Allies will vanquish terrorism and says all Allies should contribute their fair share to NATO.
Two people standing hand in hand in large room with frescos (White House/Andrea Hanks)

In pictures: President Trump travels to the Middle East and Europe

President Donald J. Trump delivers a message of unity to America’s friends and Allies in the first international trip of his presidency.
Children on parade float in front of Eiffel Tower replica (State Dept./D.A. Peterson

A Virginia city parades its support for NATO

The NATO Parade of Nations steps off each spring through the streets not of Brussels — NATO’s headquarters — but Norfolk, Virginia, a historic naval town.
Large conference room filled with people surrounding circular table (© Reuters/Jim Young)

Learn about NATO in 3 minutes by watching these videos

Leaders of the 28 countries that make up NATO will meet in Brussels on May 25. Learn about the Alliance and how it works.
Glass vessel on display, people in silhouette behind it (© AP Images)

Nations join to restore Cairo’s Islamic art museum

After a monumental international effort, the Egyptian Museum of Islamic Art, closed by a terrorist bomb, is once again open to the public.
Video screenshot showing global map (State Dept.)video

The U.S. at the Group of Seven meeting [video]

Leaders from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations meet in Sicily on May 26. Learn about the G7 and the upcoming meeting.
Replica of space station orbiting Earth (Epic Games)

Astronauts now train for space with video games

To prepare astronauts for orbiting 400 kilometers above Earth in a space station as big as a soccer pitch, NASA turned to video game designers.