Nighttime view of New York City skyline (© Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

Helping 9/11 families pay for college

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund helps many dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks or aftermath pay for college.
Women working in farm field (USAID)

U.S., India share farming innovations with Africa and Asia

The U.S. and India are training farmers and agricultural professionals in Africa and Asia in new farming practices that improve food security in their countries.
Woman speaking at lectern (Carnegie Mellon University)

State Department’s new senior adviser is a scholar, author

Kiron Skinner is an expert on international relations whose foreign-policy expertise will help Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tackle challenges.
Drawing of workers in different occupations (Shutterstock)

How Labor Day is celebrated in America [video]

The U.S. celebrates Labor Day every year on the first Monday in September. Watch how Americans honor workers on this day.
Line graph of science indicators

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.
Double exposure of security check sign and airport security check line (Shutterstock)

New biometric technology helps keep borders safe

New facial-comparison technology helps catch impostors trying to sneak into the United States using other people's documents.
Solar panels at a railway station (USAID PACE-D TA Program)

Asia’s largest rail network goes solar with U.S. help

The United States is supporting India with its ambitious clean energy program, including this solar rooftop project in partnership with Indian Railways.
Man and woman sitting at table (© MIchael Zorn/Invision/AP Images)

Broadway play with Middle Eastern setting wins top honors

An improbable Broadway hit, "The Band's Visit" is an award-winning musical that emphasizes the common humanity of people thrown together in a remote desert town.
Waterway with oil tankers and fishing boats (© Kamran Jebreili/AP Images)

U.S. defends the world’s access to oil through Strait of Hormuz

The United States and regional allies are committed to keeping the sea lanes open in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important international straits.