Sara Gemeny Wilkinson

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Steps to becoming a U.S. ambassador [infographic]

Being asked by the president to represent America as ambassador to another nation is the job and honor of a lifetime. Learn how one becomes an ambassador.
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Countries around the world support Hong Kong’s freedom [infographic]

Countries around the world are coming out in support of Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms, which are threatened by Beijing's new national security law.
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An unshakable commitment: The U.S. and NATO

Every American president since Harry Truman, who championed NATO's creation in 1949, has reaffirmed the United States' commitment to the principle of collective defense.
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10 things that land people in Chinese internment camps [infographic]

Learn some commonplace activities that have put thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in internment camps in China.
Graphic explaining Venezuelan officials' bribe scheme (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Maduro regime’s billion dollar bribe scheme [infographic]

Officials in the Maduro regime engaged in elaborate schemes that resulted in massive profits while the Venezuelan people suffered. Here's how one worked.
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Who leads the world in science and technology? [infographic]

See how the United States and other places around the world stack up in the areas of research and development, knowledge-intensive services and high-tech manufacturing.
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Banning Barbie and Bart?

Freedom of expression is a fundamental U.S. right, but in some countries, governments take the extraordinary measure of blocking what their citizens can see and hear.
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2017: Americans’ most generous year ever

In 2017, Americans' charitable donations surpassed the $400 billion mark in a single year for the first time. Find out what types of philanthropy are most popular across the United States.
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Community colleges are springboards, even for big shots

America's unique community colleges have propelled Americans to fame and fortune in many fields, from Hollywood to space to the frontiers of science.