People in grocery store (© Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

Southeast Asian shoppers crave high-quality U.S. products

A recent U.S.-led agricultural trade mission to Jakarta connected U.S. food product company representatives and state government leaders with regional importers.
Michelle and Barack Obama waving from airplane door (© AP Images)

What’s next for the Obamas?

After presidents complete their term in office, they usually return to their hometown. Not the Obamas. See what's likely in store for this power couple.
Soldier with mask directing traffic (U.S. Army National Guard/Specialist Michael Schwenk)

America’s ‘citizen soldiers’ aid coronavirus fight

The National Guard is helping states respond to the deadly new coronavirus. Learn the many ways Guard troops are protecting Americans during the outbreak.
People in white suits standing by wheeled machine (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

A closer look at NASA’s Mars rover

NASA gave media a chance to see its latest Mars rover from inside a "clean room" prior to the rover's shipment to Cape Canaveral in February.
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.
Illustration of people on ladders pushing up ceiling to make room for large dollar sign (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What is a debt ceiling and why does it matter?

The legal limit on how much debt the U.S. government can take on is called the debt ceiling. It's a good bet it will be in the news again soon.
Close-up of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton smiling (© AP Images)

Former U.S. presidents to attend Trump inauguration

Falling in line with tradition, three former presidents plan to attend Donald Trump’s January 20 inauguration as U.S. president.
Color-coded seating chart

How will the 2018 elections change the U.S. Congress?

See how the midterm elections of 2018 affected the two major parties' control in Congress and the gains women made in representation in Congress.
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Meet America’s new top librarian

Carla Hayden, former head of the Baltimore library system, is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress.