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Securing Africa’s future through private investment

American-style free enterprise has boosted economies around the world. Learn more about the values that help lift countries and people from poverty.
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What you can do to stop human traffickers [video]

Governments, businesses, law enforcement and people around the world all have a role to play to fight human trafficking. Learn more.
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U.S. sanctions Russian oil company, Venezuelan state airline

The U.S. is taking action against the rampant corruption of Maduro and his cronies by targeting Russian oil company Rosneft and Venezuelan airline Conviasa.
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Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia, a steady U.S. friend

Saudi Arabia was Mike Pompeo's first stop in the Middle East as secretary of state in 2018. How did the U.S.-Saudi friendship get started?
Man wearing military hat and sitting at dining room table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

America’s first black Marines: The Montford Pointers

February is Black History Month in the U.S. Meet America's first black Marines, known as the Montford Pointers, and learn how they got their name.
Woman wearing headscarf standing beside police vehicle (© AP Images)

A history of injustice: How Iran’s regime mistreats its people

February 20 is the observance of the World Day of Social Justice. See the broad swath of Iranian society that has suffered under the current regime.
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Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.
Child being given shot in arm (PAHO/WHO/Sabina Rodriguez)

Measles in Venezuela under control, thanks to international aid

The Pan American Health Organization reports a 91 percent decrease in confirmed measles cases in Venezuela between 2018 and 2019, thanks to foreign aid.
Green aurora stretched over Earth as seen from space (NASA)

‘Earth at Night’: Amazing photos from NASA

Check out NASA's latest e-book that shows how the Earth looks at night. Other NASA e-books focus on aeronautics and the history of space exploration.