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U.S. sends stolen ancient gold coffin back to Egypt

U.S. authorities, working with international counterparts, followed the trail of a stolen artifact from Egypt. Learn how the treasure made its way home.
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Americans celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali

Learn about the Festival of Lights that Hindus observe every fall. This is part of a series about religious holidays as observed by Americans.
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Internships boost opportunity for South Africans

The U.S. State Department is partnering with Hilton hotels to offer South African students paid internships that could lead to long-term employment.
Secretary Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Pompeo: We’re doing the hard work of diplomacy

In a speech to the Heritage Foundation, the secretary underscored his commitment to work with countries to achieve successful multilateral relationships.
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Religion and community in the United States

The many religious faiths practiced in the United States form communities around them. Congregations celebrate events and in turn enrich society.
Tourists posing in front of the Statue of Liberty (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Top 3 U.S. states international tourists visit

See where international visitors go when they travel to the United States and what attracts them to these U.S. destinations.
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U.S. film director resists Chinese interference

Director Quentin Tarantino has refused to yield to the Chinese government's demands that he make edits to his latest movie before it can be shown in China.
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U.S., Australia stand up for Uighur rights

As the Chinese government monitors Uighurs abroad, the U.S. and Australia are working to support those speaking out against human rights violations.
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U.S. enters ‘milestone’ agreement with Venezuela’s legitimate government

An agreement paves the way for the U.S. to more effectively support interim President Guaidó's efforts to restore democracy and health care in Venezuela.