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Carissa Moore riding wave on surfboard (© Francisco Seco/AP Images)

Meet Olympian Carissa Moore, world champion surfer [poster]

Carissa Moore is the top-ranked female surfer worldwide and one of four surfers on the USA Surfing Team. Surfing will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics.
Group of people posing for photo (Courtesy of Colombo Americano Cali)

Expanding horizons for Central and South American students

The United States is helping students in Latin America become community leaders. Learn more about the College Horizons Outreach Program.
Hands holding globe with text saying we must create a more inclusive and equal world (State Dept.)video

U.S. supports inclusion on World Refugee Day [video]

The U.S. is offering hope and safe haven to refugees fleeing persecution. Greater inclusion can help refugees heal and learn.
View from high seats of basketball game (© Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua/Getty Images)

New NBA league debuts in Africa

The NBA recently launched a new basketball league in Africa. Learn about this opportunity for Africa's best players to showcase their skills.
Joe Biden speaking at lectern as Kamala Harris stands behind (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Biden: U.S. will be ‘arsenal of vaccines’ for the world

The U.S. plans to donate 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide. President Biden said the U.S. will be a leader in efforts to end the pandemic.
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.