Donald Trump and Mike Pence side by side, with Trump pointing at Pence (© AP Images)

What do U.S. vice presidents do?

Vice presidents play a big role in the U.S. government. They are first in line to succeed the president and serve as emissaries, counselors and advisers.
Astronaut outside space station (NASA)

This astronaut just voted from space

This astronaut cast his ballot from the International Space Station, 400 kilometers above the planet, by using the vote-while-you-float-procedure.
President Biden looking on as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

The Biden-Harris administration is the most diverse ever

A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority — and new data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.
Dorothy Height sitting and receiving medal in case while surrounded by people (© Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s most prestigious awards

Find out how the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom were established and who may receive them.
Tim Cook, President Trump and Satya Nadella sitting at table (© AP Images)

Top tech officials meet with President Trump to help modernize government

The president brought technology leaders from major companies like Apple and Amazon to the White House for the launch of the American Technology Council.
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.
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley speaking at lectern as Antony Blinken looks on (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

State Department creates new position to advocate for diplomatic diversity

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
Voting booths set up in gymnasium (© AP Images)

Need identification to vote? In the U.S. it depends where you...

When U.S. voters go to the polls for the November 8 elections, they’ll show their faith in democracy and, possibly, some form of identification.
Silhouette of business people standing and working (© Shutterstock)

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.