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.
Screenshot of smiling girl and statement about free and fair electionsvideo

The power of the ballot [video]

The United States has embraced democracy throughout its history. See how the country has expanded the right to vote to empower its citizens.
Snow-capped mountain and green valley (National Park Service)

America’s ‘best idea’ turns 100

If you're planning a trip to the U.S., why not visit one of America’s iconic national parks? Here are the 10 most popular.
John Kerry sitting and watching a computer with Bill Nye in the background (State Dept.)

The top tweets from Secretary of State @JohnKerry in 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at some of our favorite tweets from Secretary of State John Kerry. #JKTweetsAgain: Back in...
Pompeo quote on Iran's crackdown on religious minorities, photo of woman lighting candles (© Ebrahim Norooz/AP Images)

Persecution of the faithful in Iran

The State Department shines a spotlight on the Iranian regime's deadly suppression of religious freedom among its citizens.
Illustration of man watching debate on tablet.

By TV, Twitter and Facebook, U.S. presidential debates are coming

The U.S. presidential debates will be available to the world, a majority of which is likely to watch at a computer or with a handheld device.
George W. Bush behind wheel of vehicle (© AP Images)

Vacation, presidential style

When the president of the United States takes a vacation, it's not like those of ordinary Americans.
Kim Jong Un and President Trump shaking hands in front of U.S. and North Korean flags (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Historic U.S.–North Korea summit

President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Check out our coverage here.
Donald Trump shaking hands with Reince Priebus behind a podium (© AP Images)

Meet Trump’s new top advisers

President-elect Trump has named Reince Priebus to be the White House's chief of staff and Stephen Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor.