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Melania Trump and Cindy Arlette Contreras standing among women (© Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Survivor turned advocate: Peruvian seeks justice for women

Arlette Contreras Bautista is leading a grassroots movement across Peru and the region against domestic violence and other injustices against women.
Woman carrying child crossing a river (© David Peinado/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.
Long table of military personnel eating a meal and talking and laughing (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)

In pictures: U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving

Though far from home, Thanksgiving traditions old and new are carried on and shared by U.S. troops wherever they are around the world.
Part of poster on exploring Mars (State Dept.)

Exploring Mars, the next frontier [poster]

Do you want to know about Mars? Besides masses of information, NASA Mars exploration has resulted in gorgeous photos. Download this poster.
Photo of seated student, reading, next to quote about Fulbright University Vietnam (State Dept./Photo © Jet Huynh)

U.S.-affiliated university in Vietnam welcomes its first students

By giving its students the tools to tackle 21st-century problems, Fulbright University Vietnam hopes to produce the next generation of Vietnam's leaders.
Illustration of a Chinese official blacking out words on a speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

In China, you can’t say these words

The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.
Two people in front of cooking-related products (© Derek Bissonnette/Modernist Pantry)

Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

In an average month in the U.S., 320 out of every 100,000 adults become new entrepreneurs, data shows. Meet a few to see how they did it.
Overhead view of crowd next to cars filling street (© AP Images)

Iran shuts down internet access to hide protests

Despite reports that the Iranian regime has cut internet access to stymie citizen protests, Iranians are still finding ways to post protest images online.
Side-by-side black-and-white photos of three female NASA employees (© Bob Nye/NASA/Interim Archives/Getty Images; © Bob Nye/NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images;© NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

Congressional Gold Medals for NASA’s ‘hidden figures’

Four African-American women who were instrumental in launching the U.S. space program are getting the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Congress.