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Reducing these ‘super pollutants’ will protect the planet

A new U.S. EPA program will limit the United States' use of hydrofluorocarbons, dangerous greenhouse gases. Learn more about them here.
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Colin Powell’s 13 rules for how to lead

The late Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, wrote about his 13 rules for leadership in his 2012 memoir. Read them here.
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Honoring former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Colin Powell, who represented America's highest ideals in military and civilian leadership, has died. Learn about his extraordinary life.
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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.