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Students eating lunch in a cafeteria (© David Zalubowski/AP Images)

Chinese students welcome at U.S. schools

The U.S. values Chinese exchange students in its schools and affords them numerous ways to participate in their new communities.
Two men seated side by side, talking (State Dept./Nicole Thiher)

U.S. deepens ties with Bhutan

In the highest-level U.S. diplomatic visit in over two decades, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan goes to the "Land of the Thunder Dragon."
Two women with head coverings standing on dock overlooking water (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Combined 55-year jail time for defying Iran’s hijab law

The U.S. urges nations to condemn an Iranian court's sentencing of three women to a combined 55 years in prison for protesting the regime's hijab law.
Thomas Jefferson diplomacy poster (State Dept.)

230 years of diplomacy [poster]

U.S. diplomacy is 230 years old this year. This poster, which carries the image of the first secretary of state, commemorates this long history.
Cockpit of autogyro plane above lake (© Andrew Macdonald/Alamy)

U.S. trains Kenyan pilots to fight poachers more effectively

A U.S. grant will train Kenya Wildlife Service pilots to fly gyroplanes in their fight against poaching, a major source of funding for terrorism.
Oil processing plant in different colors (Source photo © Shutterstock)

U.S. oil boom breaks records

The United States is the world's largest oil and natural gas producer. By 2020, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter.
Two children wearing embroidered hats (© Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis/Getty Images)

China cuts children’s Uighur roots

Over the past several years, China has built a network of orphanages for ethnic minority children whose parents are in internment camps.
Missile being launched (Dept. of Defense)

New interceptor missile will defend civilians

The Arrow-3 system is able to intercept nuclear and biological missiles outside Earth's atmosphere, where they can be safely destroyed.
Illustration of a man in a suit releasing a book in the air like a bird (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Academic freedom matters for everyone

Learn why academic freedom — the freedom to preserve truth and share information — is important to more than just professors and students.