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Get a free poster for Black History Month

The hope Martin Luther King Jr. shared in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 still rings true. This poster honors his commitment to equality.
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South Korean film makes Oscar history

"Parasite," a South Korean dark comedy, made Academy Awards history by being the first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
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Local government: Mayors, police, school boards get the job done

Americans interact most with local governments, which provide services from public safety to school standards. This is part of a series on U.S. federalism.
Illustration of a federal government canopy standing over the U.S. statehouses (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

State government: Where innovation often flows

America's 50 states are known as “laboratories of democracy” because they try policy ideas often adopted elsewhere. This is part of a series on federalism.
Illustration of buildings with arrows leading to others of different sizes and people (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Federal government: More than the White House and Congress

Learn more about the federal government in the United States. This article is part of a three-part series on how federalism works in America.
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What is the CDC’s role during the coronavirus crisis?

Learn what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does to help keep people healthy around the world, especially in light of a new coronavirus.
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Tips for people with coronavirus symptoms [infographic]

If you think you are sick with the 2019 novel coronavirus, there are several things you should do to protect yourself and neighbors.
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Meet the guests for the State of the Union address

The 11 people invited to President Trump's third State of the Union address include a 2-year-old survivor, an Army veteran and a Border Patrol official.
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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.