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Fearing hijab law, Iranian referee refuses to return home

Women are pushing back against the Iranian regime's many restrictions. Learn why another woman is considering not returning home.
Hand lighting candle with long match in row of memorial candles (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
Woman holding microphone on stage (© Paco Solsona/Google)

Business hub tackles Ecuador’s social, environmental issues

Daniela Peralvo co-founded a company that helps solve some of Ecuador's problems, mentors existing entrepreneurs, and grooms future leaders.
Man riding bicycle in front of school (© Michael Fein/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Some U.S. schools have religious roots [photo gallery]

The new book "Faith+ Freedom: Religion in the USA" shows how Americans worship, work and live together. Download the free PDF to learn more.
Bearded man speaking at lectern (© Office of the Iranian Presidency/AP Images)

Even Iran’s president admits Iranian election will be a sham

Iran's regime has barred thousands of candidates from upcoming parliamentary elections. One critic joining the outcry is especially surprising.
Group of people smiling (© Vyash Hirasingh)

Surinamese youth win with robotics

A group in Suriname trains teenagers to compete in robotics at the international level, hoping to spur the next generation of innovators.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo: U.S. is committed to a hemisphere of freedom

The secretary of state emphasized that multilateral relationships in the Americas will bring democratic change to countries oppressed by authoritarianism.
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Voices of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis [video]

Americans who were held hostage in Iran describe their ordeal of 1979 when the Iranian regime used them as bargaining chips.
Woman and man in TV studio (© Luis Gorotiza)

Tips from an expert: Navigating a U.S. university

An EducationUSA adviser tells you what's most important to get a college education in the U.S. and what her own U.S. education was like.