Lenore T. Adkins
Many American families are planning toned-down celebrations for the new year in light of COVID-19. Here's more on how they'll spend it — together.
The United States plans to invest in projects that aim to clear the plastic out of the world's oceans. Learn more about the initiative here.
The American heartland is smack-dab in the middle of the country. Learn why it's booming and who's moving there in droves.
World AIDS Day is a time to redouble efforts to eradicate the disease and HIV. Learn how the U.S. is attacking them on multiple fronts.
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Learn how the U.S. is tackling this issue around the world.
The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.
November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Learn about the Navajo Code Talkers, whose secret code helped end World War II.
Lee Schwartz, the State Department's geographer, approves all government maps to ensure they conform with U.S. policy. Read about the role of these maps.
Creating equal access for women in STEM industries closes the labor gap, boosts economic growth and more. Learn how the U.S. is making that happen.