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Trump’s latest Cabinet picks focus on U.S. economy

President-elect Trump announced his Cabinet picks to lead the economy and boost American business at home and abroad.
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.
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How much do you know about U.S. U.N. ambassadors? [quiz]

Test your skills about the men and women who have held the post of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Don't worry. We give hints.
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On elections, young Americans turn to YouTube

Where do you learn about political candidates leading up to elections? In the U.S., young voters are turning to the video platform YouTube.
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Stopping epidemics early protects national security

Infectious diseases such as Ebola can spread from remote villages to world capitals in 36 hours. Stopping them early is a U.S. national security priority.
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Here’s what to watch as the votes come in

Americans will see lots of maps on election night, showing which state voted for which presidential candidate. Some states are watched more closely.
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New U.S. commission to tackle human rights

The U.S. announces the formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights to review the vital role of human rights in American foreign policy.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
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‘Those who lose accept the verdict’

In the United States, defeated political candidates acknowledge election losses publicly, knowing that they have the chance to compete and win another day.