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U.S. aids Lebanese people after deadly explosion

The U.S. sent food and medical supplies to Lebanon following a deadly explosion. Find out how the U.S. is helping the Lebanese people during this crisis.
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China’s Houston consulate a center of malign activity

The United States closed the Chinese consulate in Houston because it was part of an aggressive campaign of spying and intellectual property theft.
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Meet 6 health care workers on the COVID-19 front lines [video]

Health care workers fighting COVID-19 around the world have benefited from USAID’s global health investments. Learn about some of them.
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U.S. gives women the POWER to grow businesses globally

The State Department's POWER initiative helps female small-business owners and entrepreneurs around the world. Learn more about the program.
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Iran’s neighbors support extending arms embargo

Iran's neighbors are raising concerns that allowing an arms embargo on the Iranian regime to expire would threaten security in the Middle East.
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A huge step forward for women voters turns 100 [video]

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. Learn how this was the first step to ensuring all women could vote in the U.S.
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On V-J Day: Memories from veterans who were there

In remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which effectively ended World War II, read reflections from three American veterans who served in that war.
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The consequences of ending the arms embargo against Iran [video]

The United Nations arms embargo on Iran expires in October. Learn about the possible consequences for the region and the world if it is not extended.
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U.S. and Australia: Supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and Australia are strengthening their alliance and standing shoulder to shoulder against the Chinese government's malign behavior.