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When authoritarian governments misuse tech

As Chinese telecom firms plan to introduce 5G technology around the world, what will happen when this tech falls into despotic hands?
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Ice cream shops, one in Texas and one in Belize, share...

A young entrepreneur in Belize sharpened his focus on employee development after interning at a chain of Texas ice cream parlors.
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Huang Qi: The activist who reported human rights violations

Find out why human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi will spend the next 12 years in a Chinese prison and why the U.S. objects.
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Mapping Niger to deliver malaria medicines

A U.S.-backed program is helping to get malaria medicine delivered in Niger by making sure maps accurately show the location of health facilities.
Young girl getting help putting on winter coat (© Eugene Gologursky/Getty Image)

Americans donate millions to charities on Giving Tuesday

Americans donate to charities on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to give back to their communities and help around the world.
Mike Pompeo sitting (© Timothy D. Easley/AP Images)

U.S. defends South American democracies with ‘realism and restraint’

The United States is seeking to protect free expression of democratic values in the hemisphere through policies that blend "realism and restraint."
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In China, your faith can lead to an internment camp [video]

The Chinese government has put more than 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in camps. Find out how little it takes to be detained.
People in street and line of stones across it (© Majid Khahi/ISNA/AP Images)

Iranian regime’s ghoulish death tax

Iran's regime is billing the families of murdered protesters for their loved ones’ bodies, human rights observers are reporting.
Colorized microscope image showing cells (© Janice Haney Carr/CDC/Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

New U.S. sickle cell drug brings hope

U.S. regulators have approved a California company’s new therapy for treating sickle cell disease, a painful and life-threatening inherited blood disorder.