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Bucket and water container filling from outdoor spigots as schoolchildren look on (© Water for People)

U.S. charities expand access to safe water worldwide

U.S. charities are delivering safe water to communities in Africa and Latin America. Learn how these groups connect people to safe water sources.
Firefighters in full gear smiling (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Women tackle firefighting’s risks and rewards

Women in the United States are rising up the ranks of firefighting and leading all-female crews in a field traditionally dominated by men. Learn more here.
Group of children looking at camera (© Sam Mednick/AP Images)

U.S. provides $80 million in aid to the Sahel

The United States is providing emergency assistance to the Sahel region. Learn more about how this aid will help people in five African nations.
Antony Blinken meeting another man (© Virginia Mayo/AP Images)

Blinken affirms America’s ‘steadfast commitment’ to NATO

NATO has been a cornerstone of peace and security for decades. Learn how the U.S. and NATO are tackling modern challenges.
Woman in military uniform cutting cake (U.S. Air Force/Keith Keel)

American Samoan woman makes history in U.S. Air Force

Jacinta Migo is the first native American Samoan woman to achieve the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Learn more about her service.
Woman wearing glasses and blue mask (© ASU Luminosity Lab)

Inventive COVID-19 mask designs come from U.S. universities

University researchers have created color-changing COVID-19 sensors, face mask designs for easier breathing and new tests to detect coronavirus.
Smiling woman standing in field of maize (USAID)

U.S. and India partner to fight poverty in Asia, Africa

The United States and India are partnering to help farmers in Africa protect crop yields and to improve health outcomes in countries in Asia.
Large bomber flying with smaller combat aircraft (© Aijaz Rahi/AP Images)

U.S.-India defense cooperation advances Indo-Pacific security

The U.S. and India's defense partnership is creating jobs and exports in both countries while advancing security. Learn more about the collaboration.
Cormac the llama in a field (Courtesy of Triple J Farms)

Llama antibodies could protect against COVID-19

Small antibodies, known as nanobodies, taken from a llama could prove to be effective against COVID-19. Read more about U.S. medical research.