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Smithsonian honors Special Olympics athletes and history

A new museum exhibition traces the roots of the Special Olympics organization, focusing on founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and four accomplished Special Olympians.
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How U.S. caught Iran’s Central Bank funneling money to Hezbollah [infographic]

Iran funnels money for terrorism from the Quds Force through the Central Bank of Iran and a bank with ties to Hezbollah. Learn what the U.S. discovered.
Corn kernels in a glass container in front of corn stalks (© Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Tools of modern science help farmers feed a hungry world

Scientists agree genetically engineered foods are safe to eat and help feed a growing world. Learn more about them.
Airplanes on display in museum (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Change is in the air at a popular Smithsonian museum

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is often called “America’s favorite museum.” Learn how its new director plans to extend its reach.
Man observing woman's eyes with light (Nabin Baral/RTI International/USAID)

Progress in curbing trachoma, a blinding, infectious disease

U.S. taxpayers and pharmaceutical companies are leading the way in curbing tropical diseases such as blinding trachoma. The threat has been eliminated in Ghana and Nepal.
Illustration of eagle flying upward while holding economic graph (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Robust U.S. economy beckons foreign firms

What makes the U.S. the most popular choice for foreign investors? Its legal protections, huge consumer market and "incredible culture of entrepreneurship."
Ahmad Ashkar leaning on a table, with Falafel Inc. logo painted on the wall behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Selling falafel, helping refugees

Ahmad Ashkar sells falafel. He makes money and feeds refugees at the same time. It's a new business model, and it's working.
Man in African garb speaking into a microphone (© HK Media)

The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
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How to spot disinformation [video]

Disinformation circulates in a variety of ways online and is often difficult to detect. Watch this video to learn more about the history of disinformation, its effects and ways to spot it.