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Why is the International Religious Freedom Report important?

This annual report offers a comprehensive review of the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories.
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Advancing America’s long tradition of welcoming refugees

The United States is expanding its refugee assistance program. Learn how President Biden is advancing America's tradition of accepting those in need.
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Asian surnames become more prevalent in the United States

According to the U.S. census, the number of people with Asian surnames living in the United States is steadily growing.
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Summit of the Americas highlights climate solutions

Leaders will discuss solutions to the climate crisis at the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Learn more.
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United with Ukraine [April-May 2022]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.
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Indo-Pacific partners plan fair and prosperous future

President Biden and other Indo-Pacific leaders announced a new economic framework to ensure fair and sustainable economic growth.
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Russian-speaking communities in New York rally for Ukraine

Meet New York City residents whose families came from Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union who support Ukraine.
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U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [May 2022]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
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AWE alumna’s winery brings economic growth to rural India

The State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita, of India, and many other businesswomen worldwide succeed.