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Who is in Biden’s Cabinet? [infographic]

Learn more about the members of President Biden's Cabinet, their areas of responsibility and where they traditionally sit during meetings.
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Patti Morton: Pioneer for women at the U.S. State Department

"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.
President Kennedy and Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson smiling and sitting in chairs (© Gibson Moss/Alamy)

Meet 6 women pioneers of American diplomacy

For Women's History Month, we salute these trailblazers who gave women in the United States a voice on the world's diplomatic stage.
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Women in politics: A timeline

Women have accomplished many political milestones in the history of the United States. See their photos and learn about what they've achieved.
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How does Senate confirmation work?

Before nominees for Cabinet positions can start work, they have one important hurdle to clear: the Senate confirmation process.
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Major Biden: From shelter dog to ‘first pet’

President Biden's second dog, Major Biden, is the first presidential pet in U.S. history to go from shelter dog to White House companion.
Graphic showing number of members of U.S. Congress broken down by political party (State Dept./Helen Efrem)

Shifts in the new U.S. Congress [infographic]

The 117th U.S. Congress broke a number of records, with more women and minorities representing districts and states around the country.
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Why freedom of the press is important [video]

Free and independent journalism helps advance democratic societies. Learn more about how the United States protects press freedom.
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Presidential libraries help humanize former U.S. leaders

History often transforms presidents into mythical figures, but U.S. presidential libraries help us understand these leaders and the eras they shaped.