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Hand of woman plugging charging cable into electric vehicle (© Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images)

A united world can beat back climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently laid out global action that the world can take to tackle climate change and spur economic growth.
Noah Lyles with upraised left hand, cheering (© Ashley Landis/AP Images)

Meet Olympic sprinter Noah Lyles [poster]

Sprinter Noah Lyles medaled at international competitions, including at the 2019 IAAF World Championships. Learn more about the first-time Olympian.
Pottery jar (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Works by enslaved 19th-century artist now show in U.S. museums

David Drake, who was born enslaved, learned to read and write when it was illegal. His hundreds of ceramics with inscribed poetry were an act of resistance.
Simone Biles doing flip on balance beam (© Jeff Roberson/AP Images)

Meet Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles [poster]

Simone Biles is one of the most accomplished gymnasts in history, with 25 medals from world championship events. Learn more about the 24-year-old Olympian.
Woman checking on babies in incubators (Courtesy of Syrian American Medical Society/SAMS)

Partnering to protect women in crisis

The U.S. is partnering with the United Nations and other organizations to help women suffering in humanitarian crises. Learn more about these efforts.
Line of people viewing erupting geyser (© Dave Stamboulis/Alamy)

The 5 most popular national parks during the pandemic [photo gallery]

July 31 is World Ranger Day! Learn about five of America's most visited national parks (there are 423 parks total) and what keeps guests coming back.
Illustration of eagle guarding nest with glowing light bulb in it (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. trade report details counterfeiting, online piracy

A U.S. government report highlights intellectual property rights violations worldwide. See which nations are taking action against copyright violations.
People holding up newspapers (© May James/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images)

Regimes target free press with ‘economic strangulation,’ report says

Authoritarian regimes are using economic pressure and legal hurdles to shutter newspapers and stifle press freedom, says Reporters Without Borders.
Woman sitting in front of laptop computer (Courtesy photo)

TechWomen and TechGirls learn to succeed together

The State Department's TechWomen and TechGirls programs give participants the confidence and skills to pursue their STEM dreams and help others in turn.