Close-up of Mike Pompeo (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

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.
Puerto Rico flag flying atop a damaged building (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

Hurricane Maria in pictures

Hurricane Maria recently pummeled Puerto Rico and its Caribbean neighbors. These images capture the destruction and ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
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Term limits on presidents are a good thing. Here’s why.

Even if you like a president enough to support giving him or her more time in office, there are good reasons not to break rules on term limits.
Drawings of hands and buildings (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Trump’s 2021 pro-growth budget proposal

Learn about President Trump's 2021 budget, which, if enacted, would continue the United States on a path of economic growth.
Stephen Biegun and Mike Pompeo standing in room with flags (State Dept.)

The special representative for North Korea’s first mission

As the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun will lead negotiations and spearhead diplomatic efforts with U.S. allies and partners.
Photo of woman crouching in field; PepsiCo's citation for State Department's Award for Corporate Excellence (© Ashima Narain/Pepsico)

PepsiCo wins award for stewardship of India’s water

Learn how Award for Corporate Excellence winner PepsiCo is working with farmers and communities in India to shore up a scarce and vital resource: water.

A third term for President Obama? Not happening.

President Obama must give up the presidency to whomever voters choose in the 2016 election, whether he or his most passionate supporters like it or not.
Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

40th anniversary of Egypt-Israel peace deal celebrated

Forty years ago, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that ended more than 30 years of war between the two countries.
Illustration of the American eagle seal with a bank vault superimposed on the shield (State Dept./D. Thompson)

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.