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To count everyone, U.S. census is in many languages

The United States' 2020 census is being offered in numerous languages other than English. See how the Census Bureau is ensuring everyone is counted.
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Floating hospitals support U.S. cities fighting coronavirus

The U.S. Navy's floating hospital ships are supporting Americans and joining the fight against COVID-19 by deploying to California and New York.
Soldier with mask directing traffic (U.S. Army National Guard/Specialist Michael Schwenk)

America’s ‘citizen soldiers’ aid coronavirus fight

The National Guard is helping states respond to the deadly new coronavirus. Learn the many ways Guard troops are protecting Americans during the outbreak.
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Americans adapt to social distancing to fight coronavirus

As Americans keep their distance from one another to slow the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, they also reimagine and reinvent daily routines.
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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.
'Vote Here' sign in several languages on a door (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

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.