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Mike Pompeo talking at lectern in front of crowd (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo affirms strong U.S.-Israel ties

Israel's democracy and prosperity set a model for U.S. hopes for the entire Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
Melania Trump walking past women waving flags (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump delivers books, balls and hope in Malawi

Melania Trump, in Africa, saw up close the needs of Malawi's children at a school with 110 pupils per teacher. The U.S. donates millions of books to Malawi.
Two people standing in doorway leading outdoors (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump pays somber visit to Ghana slave fortress

Melania Trump says she'll never forget her visit to a 17th-century slave-trading fortress in Ghana. She's in Africa visiting four nations.
Melania Trump holding a baby (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

First lady Melania Trump reaches out to Africa’s children

On her first major, solo international trip, first lady Melania Trump took her "Be Best" campaign for children's health to Africa, stopping first in Ghana.
Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and Menachem Begin sitting at table smiling (© David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

The Camp David Accords, 40 years later

Four decades ago, the Camp David Accords ushered in a new era of Middle East peacemaking. Here's how Egypt and Israel have benefited in the time since.
Night view of 9/11 Memorial in New Yorkvideo

9/11 memorials pay tribute to victims’ sacrifice [video]

Check out this 360-degree video that lets you experience the three memorials built in the U.S. after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Nighttime view of New York City skyline (© Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

Helping 9/11 families pay for college

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund helps many dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks or aftermath pay for college.
Woman speaking at lectern (Carnegie Mellon University)

State Department’s new senior adviser is a scholar, author

Kiron Skinner is an expert on international relations whose foreign-policy expertise will help Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tackle challenges.
Eastern façade of the Wazir Khan Chowk (Aga Khan Cultural Service)

An iconic Pakistani mosque’s plaza is public once more

When the public square of the Wazir Khan Mosque — a symbol of Pakistan's cultural heritage — needed restoration, a U.S.-funded program came to the rescue.