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The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [rolling updates]

See the many ways that the U.S. government, businesses and private citizens are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
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Strict U.S. Army rules allow for religious freedom

The U.S. Army embraces diversity by allowing soldiers to adhere to articles of faith on dress and grooming. Read more about the military's recent policy.
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U.S. advances quantum computers to tackle global challenges

Quantum computing offers vast potential for science and business. Learn how the U.S. government and private sector are advancing the technology.
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In historic contact, NASA spacecraft touches asteroid

A NASA spacecraft made contact with an asteroid located millions of kilometers from Earth. Find out more about this historic space mission.
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Promoting women in science and tech boosts prosperity

Creating equal access for women in STEM industries closes the labor gap, boosts economic growth and more. Learn how the U.S. is making that happen.
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Nobel Prize shines light on U.N. work to end hunger

Learn more about the United Nations' World Food Programme, which won the prestigious 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its worldwide efforts to fight hunger.
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U.S. global vaccine distribution saves lives

The United States' long-standing support for global vaccine networks has helped build capacity for distributing a future COVID-19 vaccine.
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U.S. launches new center to fight human trafficking

Through the newly launched Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government will lead the global response to counter modern-day slavery.
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Venezuelans protest for teachers and basic services

During September and early October, hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Venezuela to demand a better quality of life.