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U.S. preserves Iranian Embassy for Iranian people [video]

The United States awaits the day the Iranian government embraces democracy and supports the Iranian people rather than oppression.
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Test your knowledge of U.S. presidents [quiz]

Every February, Americans honor their presidents. Take our quiz to see how much you know about U.S. presidents. Share your results!
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Get to know the 116th Congress

In four graphics, we take a look at the 116th Congress, including the historic number of women, as well as a bit about their backgrounds.
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Excerpts from President Trump’s State of the Union address

Here are some of the highlights from President Trump's State of the Union speech that he delivered to Congress on February 5.
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Who sits where during a State of the Union speech? [infographic]

The three branches of the U.S. government get together each year to hear the president give the State of the Union address. Who comes and where do they sit?
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The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

Millions of people around the world are expected to watch President Trump’s State of the Union address. Learn why that speech gets attention every year.
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U.S. rescuers stand ready to find earthquake survivors

When earthquakes strike and countries seek help rescuing survivors, USAID knows who to call: urban search and rescue teams in Virginia and California.
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U.S. helps to power a brighter Senegalese future

A $550 million grant from the U.S. will boost access to electrical power throughout Senegal in an innovative U.S.-Senegal partnership.
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Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.