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Eat this for good luck in the new year

On New Year's Eve, many people follow traditions and fill up on superstitious dishes they hope will bring them wealth and good fortune in the upcoming year.
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5 technologies set to take off

2016 was an exciting year for technology and innovation. Here are some of the technologies you can expect to hear more about in 2017.
Illustration of computers connected with different national flags (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Making the world more accessible through translation

Online translation services are getting better thanks to machine learning, opening up a world of options to non-English speakers.
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A message of peace as Obama and Abe honor fallen at...

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined President Obama at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the fallen in the war between their countries.
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U.S. Navy Band’s rendition of Arabic song goes viral [video]

Millions of people online have tuned in to watch and hear the U.S. Navy Band sing a popular Egyptian song.
Man sitting and talking into microphone (State Dept./Kelsey Brannan)

Richard Branson’s advice to entrepreneurs

Here are four takeaways from Richard Branson's talk on entrepreneurship with fellows from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.
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Can you force innovation?

People with successful businesses say the idea for their venture came to them “out of the blue.” But many experts believe that innovation follows patterns.
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Turkish studies flourish at Binghamton University in New York

Undergraduate students at Binghamton, in upstate New York, can now take advantage of the school’s expanding Ottoman and Turkish studies program.
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Trump’s latest Cabinet picks focus on U.S. economy

President-elect Trump announced his Cabinet picks to lead the economy and boost American business at home and abroad.