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Women make a historic first for U.S. currency

President Biden's plan to nominate Marilynn Malerba treasurer of the United States will make her the first Native American to hold the post.
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U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica follows in her father’s footsteps

As the U.S. celebrates Father's Day, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Cynthia Telles shares memories of her father, who once held that post.
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Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Dimitri Peskov

This installment in a series looks at Dimitri Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, who lives in luxury as he spreads disinformation.
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U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, shares her family's history during the Holocaust.
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An opportunity to encourage responsible business practices

The State Department is asking people worldwide for suggestions on how best to encourage responsible business.
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American diplomats study world languages

American diplomats connect directly with people by studying foreign languages. Learn more about how they interact with local communities.
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Meet Ketanji Brown Jackson, the next Supreme Court justice

Ketanji Brown Jackson is an experienced jurist who has sought to make criminal sentences just. Learn about the next Supreme Court justice.
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Remembering Madeleine Albright, a fierce defender of human rights

Madeleine Albright, who became the first female secretary of state in 1997, died March 23 from cancer. Learn about her life here.
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How anyone can request government records

In the United States, anyone can use the Freedom of Information Act to find out what the government is doing and how it's doing it.