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Stone ruins of ancient city (© Dea/V. Giannella/Getty Images)

Protecting the legacy of Nan Madol, a lost city in the...

The ancient city of Nan Madol is a marvel of engineering in Micronesia. New funding from the United States will help preserve the site for future generations.
Man placing collar on cow (U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan)

Pakistani ‘Fulbright Hero’ built a startup — and a smart collar...

Umer Adnan won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship that took him to tech hubs across the U.S. That helped him launch a startup that could add $2 billion to Pakistan's economy.
Katherine Johnson smiling (NASA)

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson celebrates 100th birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations for NASA were part of a blockbuster movie, just celebrated her 100th birthday.
Woman helping child wash hands (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Pacific Angel builds health and hope in Sri Lanka

Find out how U.S. and Sri Lankan military and other officials teamed up in August on a humanitarian and disaster readiness operation.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
Two ships at sea (U.S. Coast Guard)

Teamwork, technology fight illegal fishing

The United States is working with partners to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world. Here's how.
Astronaut in flight suit climbing out of capsule in large building (SpaceX/NASA)

Meet the astronauts launching a new era of U.S. spaceflight

NASA selected the astronauts for the first crewed missions to the International Space Station from American soil since the space shuttles stopped flying in 2011.
Two people leaning on railing on ship (U.S. Coast Guard/Melissa E. McKenzie)

‘Shipriders’ partner with U.S. to secure Pacific waters

Through 'shiprider' agreements, Pacific island nations can combat illegal fishing, drug smuggling and human trafficking with help from U.S. ships.
Man standing behind 55 blue-covered caskets in belly of cargo plane (U.S. Army/Sergeant Quince Lanford)

U.S. welcomes return of service members’ remains from North Korea

With the transfer of 55 caskets on July 26, North Korea took a first step to fulfill its commitment to return the remains of American service members who died in the Korean War.