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Meet America’s new top librarian

Carla Hayden, former head of the Baltimore library system, is the first woman and the first African American to lead the Library of Congress.
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Learn the truth about Iranian disinformation [video]

Learn the truth surrounding the Iranian regime's latest disinformation campaign. The United States is setting the record straight.
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U.S. Coast Guard shares maritime treasure in Caribbean

The tall-sail ship Eagle serves a dual purpose for the U.S. Coast Guard, training its recruits in traditional sailing skills and representing the U.S. as a floating ambassador.
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PepsiCo wins award for stewardship of India’s water

Learn how Award for Corporate Excellence winner PepsiCo is working with farmers and communities in India to shore up a scarce and vital resource: water.
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Making a time capsule from the web

The Library of Congress is collecting blog posts, news reporting, public records, social media — what appears on the web — into a public archive.
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Swing states keep campaigns guessing

U.S. presidential candidates have to win states to become president. Some states' choices are obvious, but others, the swing states, could go either way.
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Then and now: U.S. secretaries of state reach out to the...

For many years, U.S. secretaries of state have embraced new technologies to communicate with foreign audiences, reshaping and expanding public diplomacy.
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U.S. sanctions hurt Iran’s proxy terror groups

The U.S. "maximum pressure campaign" on Iran has starved its regional proxies of the funds they need to operate on behalf of the regime.
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Explained: State Department’s human rights reports

Find out who uses the information from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and how they use it.