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Woman standing with arms crossed in front of blackboard (© Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study)

U.S. mathematician is first woman to win ‘math’s Nobel’

Meet Karen Uhlenbeck, a U.S. professor whose work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in 40 years.
John J. Sullivan (right) talking with Craig Faller (Jose Ruiz/U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs)

State Department official lauds U.S.-Caribbean preparation for disasters

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan says U.S.-Caribbean partnership builds resilience in the face of natural disasters and other challenges.
Fabiana Rosales and Mike Pence in front of fireplace (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

First lady of Venezuela visits White House

"Today, in Venezuela, it is freedom or dictatorship," said the wife of Venezuela's interim president, Juan Guaidó, during a White House visit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept./Michael Gross)

Pompeo reasserts ban on funding abortions with U.S. dollars

In a March 26 announcement, Secretary Pompeo says U.S. foreign aid agreements will explicitly prohibit the use of funds for abortion-related advocacy.
Athletes with medals around their necks raising their hands aloft (© Dominika Zarzycks/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

United Arab Emirates hosts the 2019 Special Olympics World Games

When athletes gathered to compete in the Special Olympics World Games, they became part of a movement that has changed ideas about who plays sports.
People collecting water from a leaking pipe (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Venezuela’s water crisis a grave threat to public health

Lack of safe drinking water is accelerating the crisis in Venezuela, as illnesses transmitted by contaminated water are on the rise.
Woman astronaut surrounded by electronics (NASA)

NASA schedules its first women-only spacewalk

Meet the two female astronauts who will make history March 29. They will leave the International Space Station for a seven-hour spacewalk.
Sam Brownback (© Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese government is ‘at war with faith,’ says U.S. envoy

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, explains why China's policy of religious repression is futile — and wrong.
Trailers blocking a bridge (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials for blocking aid

Six officials linked to former Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro are being sanctioned by the U.S. for blocking humanitarian aid to needy Venezuelans.