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How much do you know about U.S. U.N. ambassadors? [quiz]

Test your skills about the men and women who have held the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Don't worry. We give hints.
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What does a U.S. representative to the U.N. do?

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations presented her credentials to the secretary-general. What will she be doing at the U.N.?
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What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
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State Department honors Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Slater as first Hero of U.S....

Meet Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slater, a foreign service specialist who embodies the ethos of diplomacy through her tenacity and teamwork.
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230 years of diplomacy [poster]

U.S. diplomacy is 230 years old this year. This poster, which carries the image of the first secretary of state, commemorates this long history.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
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Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.
Pompeo quote on using diplomacy to defend unalienable rights worldwide

Pompeo says diplomacy protects rights worldwide

The U.S. uses diplomacy to defend "unalienable rights" worldwide, Secretary Pompeo says at a celebration of the State Department's anniversary.
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States’ power is key to U.S. system

Each year numerous U.S. states pass laws on a variety of topics, part of the U.S. system of government that balances state and federal oversight.