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Wonder Woman holding shield and removing sword from scabbard (© 2017 Warner Bros./Clay Enos)

Wonder Woman smashes box-office records and gender stereotypes

The Wonder Woman movie, directed by American Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli Gal Gadot, is bringing attention to women's roles in Hollywood and beyond.
Woman standing profile in front of building (© AP Images)

A Maryland city examines a past of racial division to move...

Victoria Jackson-Stanley, the mayor of Cambridge, Maryland, is among those marking the 1967 racial unrest in her city with an eye toward unity.
Tokyo buildings lit up at night (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Japan through the lens of American film [video]

Here is a sampling of moments from American movies that try to capture the magic of Japan.
Grid of 7 portraits (State Dept./D. Peterson)

Heroes in the fight against human trafficking

The State Department recognized eight people from around the world as "heroes" in fighting human trafficking. Read the stories of two of them.
Four anime women (Shutterstock)

Anime’s supersized U.S. audience [video]

Anime and manga — Japanese cartoons and comic books — have attracted fans of all ages in the U.S., leaving an indelible mark on American culture.
Red bed with exit sign and woman near it (© Bogdan Cristel/Reuters)

Ridding the world of human trafficking

In releasing the annual human trafficking report, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls it “one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time.”
Parade participants carrying a rainbow flag (© AP Images)

LGBTI rights: ‘Dignity and equality for all persons’

Check out which countries have advanced the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Teenager seen through a window of wooden house (© AP Images)

Fighting back against the modern slave trade

Human trafficking is a scourge of the modern world. But U.S. cities and states are taking steps to combat this $150-billion-a-year enterprise.
Interior view of the Library of Congress (© AP Images)

Explore the world’s biggest library … right now [video]

The Library of Congress, founded in 1800, is a book lover's dream — the world's largest library, with 164 million items. Check out this 360-degree video.