Illustration of person drawing on easel with Congress and crowd behind him (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The president’s budget explained

Creating the U.S. budget is a long process that begins with the president’s plan. The two branches of Congress wrangle over it. Everyone has to agree.

‘Pick a cause that you are passionate about’

Arshia Wajid, who founded American Muslim Health Professionals, urges everyone to find some hours regularly to contribute to something they believe in.
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Far from home, but still connected: American diaspora communities

Global Diaspora Week honors the 232 million people who live outside their country of birth.  More live in the United States than in any other...

Ukraine’s jazz festival adds indie rock, electronic music

The Ukrainian coastal resort of Zatoka will host this year’s Koktebel Jazz Festival, Ukraine’s largest open-air cultural event, from August 23 to 30.
Memphis skyline at dusk reflecting in a marina's water (Thinkstock)

Tennessee: Civil War battlefields, music heritage and the Great Smoky Mountains

Tennessee's famous music scene includes country, soul and rock 'n' roll. Take a break from the city and breathe in fresh air from the Great Smoky Mountains.
Drawings of hands and buildings (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Trump’s 2021 pro-growth budget proposal

Learn about President Trump's 2021 budget, which, if enacted, would continue the United States on a path of economic growth.
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Dream of study in U.S. comes true for Tunisians

The dream of studying in America for a year comes true for scores of Tunisian students chosen for the State Department's Thomas Jefferson Scholarships.
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Pride 2017 in photos: The worldwide LGBTI community celebrates

Check out some events in the month-long celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights.
Woman using laptop computer (State Dept./S. Brukbacher)

Virtual Mosque helps Muslims explore their faith online

Interested in learning about Islam? This imam uses social media to send his sermons and discuss a variety of topics for Muslims and non-Muslims.