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How do sign language interpreters work?

Learn about the federal laws that require sign language interpreters in the United States and where you'll regularly find them.
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Biden administration restores protections for Tongass National Forest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced new protections for the nation's largest national forest, which houses over 400 species of wildlife.
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How does the U.S. census affect Congress?

The United States uses the census every 10 years to determine how the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will be divided among the states.
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Zahid Quraishi, a son of immigrants, confirmed as first Muslim federal...

Zahid Quraishi was recently confirmed as America's first Muslim to serve as a federal judge. Learn more about this son of Pakistani immigrants.
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How the U.S. Food and Drug Administration protects public health

On World Food Safety Day, learn about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which ensures that the products people eat and drink are safe.
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Asian Americans in politics

From local governments to Congress and the Office of the Vice President, Americans of Asian descent are making their mark in U.S. politics.
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The Biden-Harris administration is the most diverse ever

A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority — and new data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.
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State Department honors its forgotten heroes

A memorial at the U.S. Department of State is gaining 71 new names of those who died serving on diplomatic missions. Learn about some of these heroes.
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Meet the woman who represents the United States in trade

Katherine C. Tai was recently sworn in as the 19th U.S. trade representative. Learn more about her and her priorities here.