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Wildlife trafficking endangers human and animal communities [video]

Global wildlife trafficking hurts animals, people and the environment. The U.S. government is working to stop this illegal business.
Young girl gesturing onstage (© Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Time honors Kid of the Year for tackling global challenges

One U.S. student is using science to tackle global problems, such as contaminated drinking water. Learn more about this Kid of the Year's innovations.
Man puts piece of paper into box while others stand behind him (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Millions of Venezuelans vote for democracy

Opponents of Nicolás Maduro's illegitimate regime held a "people's referendum" to allow millions of Venezuelans to speak out in favor of fair elections.
Sun rising behind electricity towers (© AP Images)video

U.S. guarantees Europe’s energy security [video]

As Europe enters a new era of energy diversification, the United States continues to work with European partners to ensure access to energy.
Composite photo that includes Santa with bag over his shoulder, radar screen, military aircraft, a planet and Christmas decorations (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Stories from Americans: Santa’s accidental helper [audio]

StoryCorps is a project that collects interviews with Americans as they share their experiences. In this story, learn why NORAD tracks Santa each year.
Wheat field with sun near horizon (© Ricardo Reitmeyer/Shutterstock)

U.S. food programs help children and farmers worldwide

The United States is providing food to children and trade aid to farmers worldwide. Learn more about U.S. efforts to fight hunger.
Poster with three photographs of Robert Levinson (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Iranian regime officials involved in kidnapping

The U.S. imposed sanctions on Iranian intelligence officials for the kidnapping and years-long detention of American hostage Robert Levinson.
Amy Bauernschmidt in uniform watching from ship's bridge (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin K. Kittleson)

U.S. Navy appoints first woman to command an aircraft carrier

Captain Amy Bauernschmidt will become the first woman in U.S. history to command a Navy aircraft carrier. Read more about her career in the military.
Illustration of uniformed person hoisting an economic indicator arrow from behind a curtain made of the Chinese flag (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. moves to protect investors from China’s firms

The U.S. is aiming to stop China's long-standing efforts to block accurate financial disclosures. Learn how the U.S. is seeking to protect investors.