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Presidents memorialized

Around the United States, numerous memorials — some famous, some obscure — honor those people who served as U.S. president.
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The U.S. tradition of breakfast, presidents and prayer

The National Prayer Breakfast brings together religious, business and political leaders and has been attended by every president since Eisenhower in 1953.
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The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
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The speech that helped bring down the Berlin Wall

In 1987, President Reagan called upon Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall dividing Germany and Europe.
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Police work together to catch human traffickers

Learn how a State Department training program in Budapest helped law enforcement officials in Georgia stop human traffickers.
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Pompeo: Religious freedom is ‘a universal human right’

The International Religious Freedom Report assesses religious freedom around the world. The state of religious freedom is dire, says Ambassador Brownback.
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Why religious freedom matters to Americans

Freedom of religion is a key value to Americans and is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Learn more about it.
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Nicaragua’s people under attack by their own government [video]

An attack on student protesters in July was among the incidents prompting President Trump's executive order pressuring Nicaragua to restore the rule of law.
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U.S. hits Russian-Iranian oil network with sanctions

The latest U.S. sanctions show the consequences for anyone shipping oil to Syria, or trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and its terrorist activities.