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Top female athletes: Pulling no punches and riding high

Top female athletes are making their mark in sports that were once considered just for men. Meet some of the women who have what it takes to succeed in boxing, wrestling, and more.
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What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the national security adviser actually does? Learn about the job and why one former national security adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
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The woman behind your GPS

Meet Gladys West, whose mathematical calculations changed the world. Now 87, West looks back on her role as a pivotal player in the development of GPS technology.
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First lady honors global women of courage

First lady Melania Trump, bestowing the secretary of state's 2018 International Women of Courage Award, explains why this year's honorees are role models for everyone.
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An American laurel for translated masterpieces

The National Book Awards recently created a prestigious prize for works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, translated into English. Authors, translators and readers will benefit.
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Tillerson pays tribute to victims of terrorism in Nairobi

Twenty years after terrorists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and the U.S. remain strong allies, working closely to defeat terrorism, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
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In Ethiopia and Djibouti, Tillerson stresses democracy, security efforts

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lauded the voluntary transfer of power in Ethiopia and thanked the people of Djibouti for hosting U.S. troops.
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Tillerson praises African Union for boosting security

The U.S. is grateful for the African Union’s role in seeking solutions "to help this continent move towards greater stability," Secretary of State Tillerson said on the first leg of his trip to Africa.
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Tillerson: ‘Africa is the future’

On the eve of his first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out a new framework for U.S.-Africa relations.