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How a cowgirl from Arizona leaped barriers to make history

In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman judge on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her story shows how education can empower women to become leaders.
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The first U.S. president set his own term limit

More than 200 years ago, George Washington voluntarily gave up the office of the presidency of the United States. Find out why the speech he gave announcing his departure is still so important that it is read aloud every year in the Senate.
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A huge step forward for women voters turns 100 [video]

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. Learn how this was the first step to ensuring all women could vote in the U.S.
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Here’s why a new president’s first 100 days matter so much

Since the 1930s, incoming U.S. presidents have laid out ambitious agendas that they want to complete in their first 100 days.
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Coronavirus changes election logistics … not democracy

The U.S. national election in November might be more challenging this year, but the U.S. democracy isn't going to let the new coronavirus change it.
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What are midterm elections, and why are they important?

Although Americans won't elect a president in the 2018 midterm elections, their choices will have a big effect on the country's direction.
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Get to know the 116th Congress

In four graphics, we take a look at the 116th Congress, including the historic number of women, as well as a bit about their backgrounds.
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Creating networks for 1 million Pakistani women

Companies in the United States and Pakistan have promised to help Pakistani women and girls achieve in the workplace through dedicated mentorships.
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U.S.: ‘No exceptions’ for Iranian oil importers

The U.S. announces it is ending all waivers to countries purchasing Iranian crude oil and ensures a steady transition to other oil suppliers.