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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physiology or medicine

Each year the Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics and the promotion of peace.

Will Iranian regime allow women into sport stadiums?

FIFA says the Iranian regime must permit women to attend the next World Cup qualification game in Tehran and all future soccer games in Iran.
Woman holding ram's horn as girl blows into it (© Nathan Bilow/AP Images)

A fall tradition: American Jews observe holy days

Learn about the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
Kelly Craft with hand raised, seated in front of "United States" sign (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

What does a U.S. representative to the U.N. do?

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations presented her credentials to the secretary-general. What will she be doing at the U.N.?
Man being escorted by police (© Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Tortured in Russia for peacefully practicing their faith

Russia has criminalized the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them as “extremist,” arresting and imprisoning them, and now torturing them.
Two women in stadium crowd holding sign stating 'Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums' (© Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian woman dies after trying to watch a soccer game

Iran is the only country in the world that bans women from entering sports stadiums. Female fans risk arrest and prison for trying to watch a game.
Crowd of women protesters with snow falling (© Hengameh Golestan/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Iranian women’s strength on display at Smithsonian exhibit

Take a look at life in Iran through the artistic expression of Iranian female photographers in a popular exhibit at an art gallery in Washington.
Five children in a row holding books up to their faces (© Wavebreak Media Ltd./Alamy)

5 ways the U.S. supports literacy around the world

Find out how the U.S. is helping to build a literate world where everyone has an equal chance to succeed in life and work.
Soldiers holding weapons (© Jane Hahn/AP Images)

U.S. expands counterterrorism training in Senegal

The U.S. opens a training center for law enforcement officers in Senegal, a leading U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism in West Africa.