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She leads the U.S. fight against HIV/AIDS

Learn what inspires and motivates the head of PEPFAR, one of the most effective U.S. foreign assistance programs in history.
Group of students standing behind robot (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. hosts Syrian robotics team

Living in a refugee camp didn't hold back these five promising teenagers from building a robot and qualifying for a world-renowned robotics competition.
Uniformed people posing in a group (© Sergeant Oscar D. Pla, Miami-Dade Police Department)

Miami police train partners to combat transnational crime

By training their counterparts from around the world, Miami-Dade police are helping to combat crime both at home and abroad.
Five portrait photos of women superimposed on a U.S. map (Photos 1 and 5, courtesy photos; photos 2, 3, and 4 © AP Images; background photo, Shutterstock)

Women govern some of the largest U.S. cities

Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.
An instructor speaks to law enforcement officers at a new training academy near Amman, Jordan. (© Raad Adayleh/AP Images)

Jordan, U.S. partner on counterterrorism training hub

The new Jordanian Gendarmerie Training Academy, built with U.S. assistance, is training law enforcement officers throughout the Middle East and beyond on state-of-the art counterterrorism tactical skills.
Tomb in Iran (© Andrii Zhezhera/Shutterstock)

Who are Sufi Muslims? And why is the Iranian government persecuting...

Muslims who practice Sufism — also known as dervishes — are often targeted by the Iranian government for arbitrary arrests and routinely harassed, along with Iran’s other religious minorities.
Man wearing religious robes at doors of church (© Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/VIEWpress/Getty Images)

Easter traditions in America

Each spring, American Christians celebrate Easter in their homes and churches with time-honored activities including prayer and feasting.
Tray holding food and cups (© Dr. Scott M. Lieberman/AP Images)

Celebrating Passover in America

Passover is a major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the Jews' liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt before their journey to the promised land.
President Trump walking in the White House (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Trump: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps ‘brutalizes’ Iranian people

Iran's brutal security force oppresses Iranian citizens who are fighting for their rights and freedoms. The United States stands with the people of Iran who are protesting their government at home.