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Illustration of terrorist draining large bag of money, leaving none for others (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Iranian people suffer as government spends on terrorism [infographic]

People of Iran are telling their government they need better economic opportunities and more responsive governance. That's not the government's focus.
Woman standing in front of American flags (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gambian works to protect girls from cutting ritual

Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.
Rope wrapped around fist holding red pencil (© Shutterstock)

Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression draws ire

A new U.N. human rights report identifies continuing efforts by Iran's government to silence its own people and curb press freedom.
Woman raised high above fellow performers (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

Top Shots: Pyeongchang Paralympics

ShareAmerica has enjoyed sharing these photos each day from the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang. Thank you for viewing!
Construction crew working on structure (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

How U.S. aid avoids ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

Development assistance from the United States must boost self-reliance, be transparent and help countries avoid the debt trap to be effective.
Two women in character costumes (© Marvel Studios 2018)

Black Panther shatters stereotypes and promotes science

Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.
Bridge lit in red reflected in river at night (Stop TB Partnership)

The world lights up for World Tuberculosis Day

Landmarks around the world will have a red glow on March 24 in support of World Tuberculosis Day, which aims to draw global attention to the threat of this deadly but preventable disease.
Hand holding cellphone with medical icons floating above it (Shutterstock)

TB drug monitoring goes mobile

Curing TB means taking drugs on time. Mobile technologies are making it easier to monitor patients, especially in remote areas, helping to end the epidemic.
Basketball players jumping on court in celebration (© David J. Phillip/AP Images)

March Madness explained

If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when college students and other Americans become obsessed with March Madness.