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Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

This week’s U.S.-North Korea summit is not the first attempt to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
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President Trump hosts iftar at the White House

On June 6, President Trump hosted an iftar at the White House, welcoming guests from many nations and embracing a tradition observed by previous U.S. presidents.
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.
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In England, royal wedding has an American accent

The wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry will blend British pageantry with carefully chosen American elements, a fresh take on time-honored traditions.
Melania Trump standing in front of a banner that reads 'Be Best.' (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

First lady’s new initiative puts her in good company

Learn how first lady Melania Trump's newly unveiled agenda will benefit kids, and why a cause that's dear to her heart links her to so many of her predecessors.
Presidents Macron and Trump and their wives standing on a red carpet at the White House (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

State visit versus official visit: What’s the difference?

When a U.S. president welcomes a world leader to the White House, what determines whether the visit will be a state visit or an official visit? Here's what you need to know.
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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.