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Apollo 11 projected onto Washington Monument (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Apollo 50 Festival brings moon landing to Washington

The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket is being projected onto the Washington Monument to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing.
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The surveillance state: Uighur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.
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Venezuela’s National Assembly: A symbol of hope and endurance [video]

Venezuela's legislative body, the last vestige of democracy in the country, continues to strive to serve the needs of ordinary people.
Airplane over ocean and island (© Johnson Lai/AP Images)

The importance of the South China Sea

The South China Sea provides food and work for millions, but overfishing and territorial disputes threaten this fragile resource.
Person carrying large tuna on a dock (© Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Corbis/Getty Images)

U.S. and Philippines combat illegal fishing

For decades the U.S. has supported the Philippines' marine conservation efforts, resulting in more fish, bigger fish and a sustainable fishing industry.
Portrait of dark-haired woman with long Indian-beadwork earrings (© Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Meet Joy Harjo, the new U.S. poet laureate

Joy Harjo, a Native American poet, playwright and musician, has been named the new U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress.

U.S. universities top latest worldwide patent count

With heavy investments in research, U.S. universities are outpacing their international counterparts in receiving U.S. patents for new inventions.
Pompeo photo with flags behind and superimposed quote (State Dept./Photo © Amir Cohen/AP Images)

Pompeo: Israel is a partner, friend and ally

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlights one of the fundamental values that bind the American people with their Israeli partners: freedom of religion.
Crowd holding signs reading "no mas tortura" (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

U.N. report confirms torture, killings in Venezuela

Venezuelans have been victims of "torture and ill-treatment, sexual violence and killings" under the illegitimate Maduro regime, the United Nations says.