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Illegal crossings lowest in years as border wall expands

The U.S. is expanding the wall along its southern border. See how the U.S. is deterring illegal immigration while providing aid to Central America.
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Understanding America’s Electoral College [infographic]

America’s Electoral College system is difficult to explain, but it has successfully enabled the election of presidents since the country’s founding.
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U.S. funding of global health strengthens COVID-19 fight

U.S. funding of efforts to deploy vaccines for infectious diseases will help ensure numerous countries can access an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.
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Peaceful protests are a protected American tradition

The U.S. government protects its citizens' right to protest at both the federal and the city level. Learn more about protest permits here.
Illustration showing judge's gavel lying on laptop with drawing promoting a vaccine on its screen (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. cracks down on COVID-19 scams

The U.S. Department of Justice shut down a website pushing a bogus COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how the agency is protecting Americans from other scams.
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Delivering trustworthy health data on COVID-19

Accurate, timely information on public health issues is critical, especially during a pandemic. Learn how the CDC gathers data that can save lives.
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3rd-party candidates play a role in U.S. elections

Find out how candidates who are not members of the two major U.S. political parties can still make their mark in American politics.
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U.S. states and localities offer ballots in many languages

Read on to learn why ballots in American elections are offered in so many different languages and what some of those languages are.
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Coronavirus changes election logistics … not democracy

The U.S. national election in November might be more challenging this year, but the U.S. democracy isn't going to let the new coronavirus change it.