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Vice President Pence in Latin America: Shareable quotes

Six shareable photos from Vice President Mike Pence's August 13-17 trip to Latin America, where he reaffirmed U.S. economic and security ties to the region.
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Americans are in a frenzy over total solar eclipse

Millions of Americans plan to watch the August 21 eclipse while scientists are eager to gather data not accessible at any other time.
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This ship helps Lithuania get cheaper gas

A shipment of liquefied natural gas is to arrive in Lithuania August 21, part of that country’s efforts to diversify its energy supply and save money.
Wax likeness of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow character (© Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage/Getty Images)

Pirates in movies are fun, but movie piracy hurts

Movie piracy doesn't just hurt wealthy movie studios. It robs workers of their pay and hurts economies. The Trump administration aims to stop such piracy.
Two jets flying in a dark sky (NASA)

Jets will chase August’s total eclipse [video]

Two NASA WB-57 jets will streak into the darkness of a total solar eclipse in an attempt to unravel mysteries of the sun and the planet Mercury.
Illustration of investor with angel wings shaking hands with innovator (State Dept./Doug Thomspon/Shutterstock)

Angel investors help bring tech ideas to life

Even the best ideas for innovative tech startups need money to get off the drawing board. Often angel investors are the answer.
Illustration of watch, phone, shoe, iPod (D. Woolverton/State Dept.)

The price of that music is higher than you think

Everyone likes a bargain. But buying pirated or counterfeit goods can support organized crime. See what the Trump administration is doing about it.
Collage of women's faces (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Inspired by America, they’re heading home with big plans

Women from Afghanistan, Egypt and Jordan are among 80 young leaders who spent the summer studying in the U.S. as part of a State Department program.
Woman playing the violin with dancers in Ukrainian dress behind her (Christine Syzonenko)

In photos: Americans celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day

Ukrainian American communities throughout the United States celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day in festivals every August.