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A huge step forward for women voters turns 100 [video]

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. Learn how this was the first step to ensuring all women could vote in the U.S.
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On V-J Day: Memories from veterans who were there

In remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which effectively ended World War II, read reflections from three American veterans who served in that war.
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The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [rolling updates]

See the many ways that the U.S. government, businesses and private citizens are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
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U.S. and Australia: Supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and Australia are strengthening their alliance and standing shoulder to shoulder against the Chinese government's malign behavior.
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The People’s Republic of China: Many neighbors, many disputes

From the South China Sea to the Himalayan mountains, the Chinese Communist Party is threatening and bullying its neighbors.
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Maduro welcomes terrorist groups to Venezuela, says report

According to a recent U.S. Department of State report on terrorism, Nicolás Maduro actively encourages and welcomes terrorist groups to come to Venezuela.
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Safety is top of mind as U.S. develops coronavirus vaccine

The U.S. government puts safety first in its new initiative supporting efforts to develop, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine.
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Innovation’s essential ingredient: Failure [video]

In May, SpaceX became the first private company anywhere in the world to launch two humans into Earth's orbit. But it took some practicing to get there.
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Iran’s regime targets critics’ relatives to silence dissent

Iran's regime jails relatives of activists to silence critics living abroad. Learn more about the regime's pattern of punishing families.