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Jewish groups honor Islamic leader who fights anti-Semitism

Muslim World League Secretary General Dr. Sheikh Mohammed al-Issa received an award for his work combating anti-Semitism and uniting people.
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Pompeo: No country cares more for religious freedom

Learn more about the State Department's 2019 International Religious Freedom report, which tracks religious freedom in countries around the world.
Woman holding sprouted cowpea seeds in container while sitting in front of computer (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Learn how using genetically modified crops increases farmers' production and profits while reducing the need for pesticides.
Rocket lifting off of launch pad (Courtesy of Jeff Spotts/United Launch Alliance)

U.S. launches space plane on scientific mission

The U.S. has successfully launched the X-37B space plane into orbit. Learn more about the space plane's mission and the scientific research it is enabling.
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120+ countries support probe into origins of COVID-19

There are still many questions about the origins of COVID-19. Countries have come together to support an investigation into the coronavirus.
Illustration of a Chinese official blacking out words on a speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

In China, you can’t say these words

The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.
Photos on "Wanted for Rwandan Genocide" poster with two of same man crossed out (© Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP/Getty Images)

Indicted Rwandan arrested for alleged role in genocide

One of the men accused of orchestrating the genocide in Rwanda, Félicien Kabuga, has been captured and will now face justice.
Woman sitting next to window covered with floral-patterned curtain (© Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s pattern of human rights abuse continues

The Chinese Communist Party continues its campaign of human rights abuse with the detention of journalists and civil rights advocates.
People running to take cover from tear gas (© Kin Cheung/AP Images)

Pompeo: Beijing is undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy

Learn what Secretary of State Michael Pompeo means when he says Hong Kong no longer maintains its high degree of autonomy from China.