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In the U.S., people power dismantled political machines

A century ago, corrupt political machines that made their leaders rich thrived in U.S. cities. But people came together to reform the system.
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Bob Levinson: Hostage in Iran for 11 years … and counting

Learn more about Iran's policy of taking innocent people hostage, including Bob Levinson. He is the longest-held U.S. hostage in American history.
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U.S. hospital ship provides hope in the Americas

The United States sent the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, to Central and South America to help with the refugee crisis coming out of Venezuela.

Support people with disabilities. Download this free poster.

People with disabilities have valuable talents that benefit society. Help them have the best chance to use them. Spread the word. Download this free poster.
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For 15 years, PEPFAR has given hope … and health [video]

The U.S. global AIDS relief initiative has helped millions of people since it was created 15 years ago. Meet one of them.

U.S. marks 15 years of saving lives on World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day. See the latest figures showing the millions of lives saved through the U.S. global AIDS relief initiative called PEPFAR.
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U.S. joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

More than one in three women have experienced gender-based violence. Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps women learn about their rights.
Man on left standing in restaurant and man on right sitting in restaurant (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal brings hope

Learn what a recent peace accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea means for two businessmen hailing from each country and now living in the Washington area.
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Shoes that grow and other innovations

Innovators in medicine, agriculture and sanitation are among the recipients of the 2018 Patents for Humanity Award, presented by the U.S. government.