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U.S. border agency touts immigration enforcement

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's southwest border policy is working to stem illegal immigration.
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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.
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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.
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Coronavirus: U.S. in action

U.S. government agencies, businesses and others are acting to stop the spread of coronavirus. Learn more about these lifesaving partnerships.
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It was their ‘duty’ to vote on Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday voters and election workers in the state of Virginia weigh in on one of the foundations of American democracy: voting.
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The power of the ballot [video]

The United States has embraced democracy throughout its history. See how the country has expanded the right to vote to empower its citizens.
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Why Tuesday will be ‘Super’ in the U.S.

On March 3, Super Tuesday, voters will award more than a third of the delegates needed to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
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The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50

Fifty years ago the world took an important step toward stopping the spread of nuclear weapons with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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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.