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One man singing, another playing guitar (© AP Images)

Rock’s Hall of Fame picks its 2017 inductees [video]

Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra will be the latest artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Silhouette of woman with head resting on hand (© AP Images)

Gender inequality raises risks of HIV infection

In some countries, girls are up to 14 times more likely than their male counterparts to be infected with HIV. Learn why gender inequality plays a role.
A woman posing between wine barrels (© Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty)

Once an outsider to wine culture, she’s now a famous vintner

Ntsiki Biyela didn't plan to become South Africa's first black female winemaker. She had never even tried wine. Now she's one of her country's best.
Girls wearing costumes in St. Patrick's Day parade (© AP Images)

Everyone is Irish on March 17

When people think of St. Patrick's Day, they usually think of green clothes, corned beef, green beer and parades — none of which are originally Irish!
Rock formation with waterfall lit by sun (© Ted Soqui/Corbis/Getty Images)

Fire on the mountain?

Despite what your eyes are telling you, it's not molten lava flowing from Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall in February.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue (State Dept.)

Martin Luther King Jr.: Global beacon for human rights

Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on history has been felt well beyond the United States. Learn why the civil rights leader is honored around the world.
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Verified human rights data is at your fingertips

With the online Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, you can conduct your own investigation into issues and countries of your choice.
Illustration of people practicing four freedoms (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

What does it mean to be free from want or fear?

Before the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt declared four universal freedoms. Are they relevant today?
Group of people forming red ribbon shape (State Dept.)

HIV/AIDS is a human rights issue too

For people living with HIV/AIDS, physical illness may be only part of their struggle. Learn how you can help for World AIDS Day 2016.