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Free speech: Protecting citizens’ voices advances societies

While many countries punish citizens for expressing their views, the United States protects freedom of speech as vital to democracy.
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U.S. and Canada: Strong partners, shared values

The leaders of the United States and Canada are bolstering their nations' partnership with a focus on fighting climate change and ending the pandemic.
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How does Senate confirmation work?

Before nominees for Cabinet positions can start work, they have one important hurdle to clear: the Senate confirmation process.
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Kerry: We all must be ambitious to tackle climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry affirmed the United States' commitment to working with all countries to fight climate change.
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Peace Corps celebrates 60 years of global volunteerism

As the Peace Corps celebrates six decades of volunteerism this year, take a look back at some of its work and learn more about its history.
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Black Americans elevated education, fought racism

Washington and Lee University professor Ted DeLaney was an example of the many Black academics who have significantly influenced American academia.
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Peace Corps volunteers making a difference in the Philippines

The Peace Corps has sent 9,300 volunteers to the Philippines since 1961 to serve as teachers, conservationists and community developers.
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Advances spark record-breaking drop in U.S. cancer death rate

New therapies in the United States bring progress in fighting cancer and a drop in U.S. cancer death rates, says the American Cancer Society.
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Condemning violence, nations call for democracy in Burma

The United States and a growing number of nations are condemning the military coup in Burma and supporting the rights of peaceful protesters.