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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?
President Trump at lectern and smiling, two officials applauding behind him (© AP Images)

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.
Disaster response personnel lifting boy out from rubble (Chief Chris Schaff/Fairfax County Fire and Rescue/USAID)

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.
Sun in blue sky (© Lakov Kalinin/Shutterstock)

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.
Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

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.
George H.W. Bush at table in front of 'United States' sign (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

In tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st president

President George H.W. Bush has died, after a lifetime of serving his country and playing important roles on the world stage.
Children jumping up and down in a line (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Shoes that grow and other innovations

Innovators in medicine, agriculture and sanitation are among the recipients of the 2018 Patents for Humanity Award, presented by the U.S. government.
Military personnel standing behind ballot box (© Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS/Getty Images)

U.S., EU condemn Russia-staged elections in eastern Ukraine

In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russia orchestrated illegal elections in regions of eastern Ukraine it continues to hold by force.
Group photo of foreign service officers after being sworn in (State Dept.)

The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.