Destroyed palm trees and houses (© Helene Valenzuela/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. aids hurricane-battered countries across Caribbean

Even while meeting the needs of hurricane victims on its own shores, the U.S. is sending experts and vital supplies to Caribbean countries.
Mark Green shaking hands with man holding soccer ball (U.S. Navy)

7 facts you should know about USAID’s new leader

Meet the new USAID administrator who volunteered in Kenya, was ambassador to Tanzania, and has family in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
Calendar showing November 8 sitting on easel on American flag (Shutterstock)

Join Election Day webchats as experts talk results

Join Election Day webchats with top journalists and political scientists, livestreaming on ShareAmerica November 8 starting at 5 p.m.
A woman and a man looking on as a woman speaks at lectern (Michael Gross/State Dept.)

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.
Illustration of a federal government canopy standing over the U.S. statehouses (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

State government: Where innovation often flows

America's 50 states are known as “laboratories of democracy” because they try policy ideas often adopted elsewhere. This is part of a series on federalism.
Illustration of several famous women in U.S. politics (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Women in politics: A timeline

Women have accomplished many political milestones in the history of the United States. See their photos and learn about what they've achieved.
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Shoes that grow and other innovations

Innovators in medicine, agriculture and sanitation are among the recipients of the 2018 Patents for Humanity Award, presented by the U.S. government.
NIkki Haley speaking at lectern (© AP Images)

Daughter of South Asian immigrants becomes U.N. ambassador

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Tom Schedler standing next to 'I voted' poster (© AP Images)

When it comes to elections, they’re the pros

Each U.S. state government has a public official responsible for the conduct of their state's election process. Most are called secretaries of state.