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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.
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.
Crowd holding signs reading "no mas tortura" (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

U.N. report confirms torture, killings in Venezuela

Venezuelans have been victims of "torture and ill-treatment, sexual violence and killings" under the illegitimate Maduro regime, the United Nations says.
Illustration of fireworks on the National Mall (State Dept./D. Thompson)

A lot of history happened on July 4

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?