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Miami police train partners to combat transnational crime

By training their counterparts from around the world, Miami-Dade police are helping to combat crime both at home and abroad.
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Women govern some of the largest U.S. cities

Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.
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Stopping epidemics early protects national security

Infectious diseases such as Ebola can spread from remote villages to world capitals in 36 hours. Stopping them early is a U.S. national security priority.
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Meet Mike Pompeo, the new Secretary of State

Learn more about Mike Pompeo, the new Secretary of State. His career has taken him from the military to Congress to the CIA and now the State Department.
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State visit versus official visit: What’s the difference?

When a U.S. president welcomes a world leader to the White House, what determines whether the visit will be a state visit or an official visit? Here's what you need to know.
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Is your money safe?

Multiple U.S. institutions help keep people's money safe. Learn the different ways Americans know their bank deposits and other investments are protected.
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U.S. criticizes China’s repression of Uighurs

The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uighur journalists.
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The first U.S. president set his own term limit

More than 200 years ago, George Washington voluntarily gave up the office of the presidency of the United States. Find out why the speech he gave announcing his departure is still so important that it is read aloud every year in the Senate.
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U.S. elections get international monitors too

As a participating member of the OSCE, the United States invited international election monitors to ensure the November 8, 2016, elections were free and fair.