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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.
Convoy of trucks transporting humanitarian aid to Venezuela (© Fernando Vergara/AP Images)

U.S. delivers more humanitarian aid to Venezuelan border

Humanitarian aid from the United States is arriving at the Colombia-Venezuela border, awaiting distribution to needy Venezuelans.
Military men in a speedboat (Luis Valladares/U.S. Embassy Guatemala)

U.S. promotes security with Central American partners

Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Central America recently to highlight U.S. security partnerships in the region.
U.S. and North Korean flags waving in wind (© Shutterstock)

A North Korea without nuclear weapons means a bright future for...

Removing North Korea's nuclear weapons is a priority for President Trump, and doing so will allow the Korean Peninsula to thrive.
Mosaic of six government leaders speaking (© AP Images)

Support for Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

Leaders around the world have expressed their support for Venezuela's interim president, Juan Guaidó, and the people of Venezuela.
Miniature crèche scene with animals (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Holiday treasures at Washington’s National Cathedral

Discover a seasonal treat at Washington's National Cathedral, which offers an annual exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world.
Christmas trees and an illuminated ceiling in the grand foyer of the White House (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Holiday magic illuminates the White House

First lady Melania Trump has transformed the White House into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations that celebrate the spirit of the season.
George H.W. Bush at table in front of 'United States' sign (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

In tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st president

President George H.W. Bush has died, after a lifetime of serving his country and playing important roles on the world stage.
Compilation of close-ups of Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, and Antonin Scalia (© AP Images)

Trump honors 7 extraordinary Americans

President Trump has added the names of "seven extraordinary Americans" to the list of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.