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U.S. researchers map COVID-19 cases to predict future needs

Learn how U.S. computer scientists are creating disease projection models that help policymakers tackle COVID-19 and plan for the future.
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Delivering trustworthy health data on COVID-19

Accurate, timely information on public health issues is critical, especially during a pandemic. Learn how the CDC gathers data that can save lives.
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Marking the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day [video]

The 75th anniversary of V-E Day recalls the Allies of World War II uniting to achieve victory. Uniting against today's threats is every bit as vital.
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How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II

When the Allied nations of World War II achieved victory in Europe, celebrations erupted across the globe. Learn how various U.S. cities marked the event.
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America sent gear to the USSR to help win World War...

The Lend-Lease program played a big role in World War II. Learn how this U.S. program boosted a key ally, the Soviet Union, in the fight against Hitler.
Outline of chart comparing U.S. and Chinese IPR protections (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkerson)

Bringing an idea to market? The business climate matters.

Today's economies are fueled by intellectual property, so laws protecting innovators' rights are essential. Learn how the U.S. helps innovators thrive.
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America’s library creates ‘ultimate stay-at-home playlist’

The Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for posterity each year. Find out which ones were recently tapped for this distinction.
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Spiritual life in the U.S. during a pandemic

COVID-19 is causing great anxiety worldwide, but many Americans are coping with help from their faith traditions, while reaching out to others.
Mike Pompeo speaking on phone (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Then and now: U.S. secretaries of state reach out to the...

For many years, U.S. secretaries of state have embraced new technologies to communicate with foreign audiences, reshaping and expanding public diplomacy.