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Katherine Tai holding one hand in air while placing other on book held by man as Vice President Harris speaks (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Meet the woman who represents the United States in trade

Katherine C. Tai was recently sworn in as the 19th U.S. trade representative. Learn more about her and her priorities here.
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U.S., COVAX support COVID-19 vaccinations worldwide [video]

The U.S. is supporting COVAX's effort to equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. Learn more about this push to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sun seen through haze above city (© Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Images)

The United States works with Thailand to improve its air

Air pollution affects countries across Southeast Asia. Learn more about how the U.S. and Thailand are working together to reduce pollution.
Hand pointing to six books spread out on table (© Jacqueline Larma/AP Images)

Uyghur educators face prison, death in China

The People's Republic of China sentences Uyghur educators to prison as part of a campaign of repression against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, critics say.
Left: Book cover with Statue of Liberty (Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf). Right: Portrait of Roya Hakakian (© Masih Alinejad)

A beginner’s guide to America

Roya Hakakian, a human rights activist, poet, author and naturalized U.S. citizen, shares memories of adjusting to life in America.
Cars on road at sunset (© Artens/Shutterstock)

Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
Bucket and water container filling from outdoor spigots as schoolchildren look on (© Water for People)

U.S. charities expand access to safe water worldwide

U.S. charities are delivering safe water to communities in Africa and Latin America. Learn how these groups connect people to safe water sources.
Man helping astronaut get out of his spacesuit (© AP Images)

60 years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in space

Learn how astronaut Alan Shepard's 15-minute sub-orbital flight 60 years ago opened the door to lunar landings and other space missions.
Jill Biden speaking to students in a classroom (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

As U.S. students show appreciation for teachers, they can touch the...

First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are not the first educators to take on ceremonial White House roles.