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The résumés of these world leaders include U.S. degrees

What does the future hold for the 1.1 million international students now at U.S. universities? Anything's possible, including leading their countries.
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Bonds between U.S. and Philippines run deep

The U.S. and the Philippines are pledged to mutual defense, but the bond between them is deeper than that, including a shared language and common values.
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The world comes to America to study [infographic]

Science, engineering and business classes are big draws for international students, but U.S. colleges also prepare them for leadership back home.
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Innovation propels U.S. economy to Number 1 ranking

The U.S. economy once again is the most competitive, thanks to the American knack for innovation and entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum says.
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A baseball first: What’s historic about the 2018 World Series?

Every fall since 1903 the World Series is played to determine baseball's champion team. This year for the first time both managers are from minority groups.
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Trump: ‘Historic’ pact will rebalance trade with Canada, Mexico

President Trump says the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement is a good deal for all but most of all more fair to the United States.
Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)

Pompeo urges all nations to hold Iran regime accountable

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo citied a litany of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere in pressing all nations to hold Iran accountable.
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Trump to world leaders: Stop Iran from sowing chaos

At the U.N., President Trump urged world leaders to stand with the U.S. to block Iran’s actions in the Middle East and voiced optimism about North Korea.
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American scholar languishes in Iranian jail

A U.S. graduate student granted permission to study in Iran was thrown into prison two years ago. His wife, the U.S. and U.N. are demanding his release.