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Database offers transparency on U.S. foreign aid

The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.
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U.S. targets the stash houses of human smugglers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been finding and closing stash houses to protect migrants preyed upon by human smugglers.
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How the U.S. promotes innovation for security and prosperity

As part of a new federal strategy, the U.S. is working with allies to advance and protect scientific innovation and maintain its technological edge.
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Unbreakable: Remembering the Navajo Code Talkers

November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Learn about the Navajo Code Talkers, whose secret code helped end World War II.
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Honoring U.S. military veterans each November

Discover the origins of Veterans Day, and learn how this federal holiday recognizes U.S. veterans who have served in every conflict in U.S. history.
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Geographer for diplomats: Maps matter

Lee Schwartz, the State Department's geographer, approves all government maps to ensure they conform with U.S. policy. Read about the role of these maps.
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U.S. Space Force swears in its first recruits

The U.S. Space Force expects to have 6,500 active-duty members by the end of fiscal year 2021. Recruits all specialize in space systems operations.
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Americans vote on more than a president in November [infographic]

Election Day in the U.S. will give voters the chance to select local as well as national officials and perhaps weigh in on issues that affect their lives.
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Swing states keep campaigns guessing

U.S. presidential candidates have to win states to become president. Some states' choices are obvious, but others, the swing states, could go either way.