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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.
Children jumping up and down in a line (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

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.
Chef in a large kitchen (© Ron Edmonds/AP Images)

Meet a history-making White House executive chef

In the 13 years that Cristeta Comerford has served as White House executive chef, she has seen — and made — history along the way. Learn more about her.
Portrait of a smiling man (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

U.S. universities a proving ground for future diplomats

Meet two young people who hope to become diplomats one day. They believe studying in the U.S. will help them to achieve their goals.
ShareAmerica global entrepreneurship 2018 poster in Spanish (State Dept./D. Hamill)

Be an innovator. Download this free poster.

Succeeding as an entrepreneur requires passion and a few key steps. Find out what those are by downloading a free handbook and poster.
Forklift unloading cargo plane (USAID)video

U.S. delivers disaster assistance to Indonesia [video]

Learn how the U.S. is supporting the people of Indonesia in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated the island of Sulawesi.
Color-coded seating chart

How will the 2018 elections change the U.S. Congress?

See how the midterm elections of 2018 affected the two major parties' control in Congress and the gains women made in representation in Congress.
Person peeling off "I voted" sticker (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

In U.S., November national elections have long history

Learn why U.S. national elections are held on Tuesdays in November, and why that's unlikely to change — even though some people think it should.
Missile fired into air (© Iranian Army/AP Images)

U.S. enforces ‘toughest sanctions ever’ on Iran

The U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy industry and banks will stop the regime from spreading destruction around the world, but let in food and medicine.