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Patrons using sign language in bar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Sign-language-friendly businesses take off

A growing number of deaf-friendly and signing-first businesses — which use sign language as their primary form of communication — are opening in the U.S.
People writing on desk with replica skulls on it (© Ricky Carioti/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Students with disabilities excel at American universities

At American universities, students with disabilities get accommodation and support in addition to access to great academics.
Callista Gingrich and Pope Francis exchanging document (© L'Osservatore Romano/AP Images)

35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

The partnership of the U.S. and the Vatican focuses on religious freedom, the fight against human trafficking and the role of women in the Catholic Church.
Students eating lunch in a cafeteria (© David Zalubowski/AP Images)

Chinese students welcome at U.S. schools

The U.S. values Chinese exchange students in its schools and affords them numerous ways to participate in their new communities.
Cockpit of autogyro plane above lake (© Andrew Macdonald/Alamy)

U.S. trains Kenyan pilots to fight poachers more effectively

A U.S. grant will train Kenya Wildlife Service pilots to fly gyroplanes in their fight against poaching, a major source of funding for terrorism.
Illustration of a man in a suit releasing a book in the air like a bird (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Academic freedom matters for everyone

Learn why academic freedom — the freedom to preserve truth and share information — is important to more than just professors and students.
Rows of sailors and others at ceremony with flags (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

A salute to Pacific service members

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo honored the service of Micronesian veterans who fought alongside Americans in the U.S. military.
Pompeo shaking a woman's hand, flanked by two men (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

Pompeo: ‘Small islands are big strongholds of freedom’

The U.S. will negotiate with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau to extend a security agreement that protects the region's territorial waters.
Group of people crossing arms to grasp each others' hands (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

Pompeo to ASEAN: We can all prosper

Secretary Pompeo celebrated the history of American partnership in Southeast Asia's economic rise and looked forward to mutual prosperity with ASEAN.